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World Book Day Artist Spotlight

World Book Day here in the UK is celebrated on the first Thursday of March. This is a nationwide push to encourage children to read more. On this day you can see tons of school children travelling to school dressed up as their favourite book character. Here at PopUp Painting we wanted to explore artist’s […]

Get Featured in our Artist Spotlight

Every month we will be looking for emerging artists who represent a certain theme or holiday through their creations. We will be releasing these blogs every month and promoting the featured artists on our social media channels. Please keep checking back to see if any of upcoming themes suit your artwork. March Artist Spotlight – […]

10 Facts About Colour!

Colour plays a vital role in our world. Colour can inspire thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite! Explore the world of colour with these amazing facts! 1. Red and Yellow Stimulate Hunger! While blue suppresses hunger! 2. Red is the First [...]

10 things around the house you can paint with!

So you've run out of paint, want to add texture or simply want to stretch your creativity! Did you know you could paint with these items that are sitting around your house? 1. Coffee See how to make a coffee painting here!  2. Food Colouring on Bread! You can eat this one too! 3. Nail Varnish Make a marble [...]

10 Traits That Define Impressionism!

Part of the Impressionist idea was to capture a split second of life, an ephemeral moment in time on the canvas: the impression. Lets look at a few more of the characteristics of Impressionism. 1. Bold Brush Strokes Thick short strokes of bright colour. This was to get a quick impression of the essence of the subject.  2. [...]

What happens to your canvas after the event?

Since we launched in 2013, we’ve painted with some 20,000 guests. We see lots of people’s paintings on Instagram afterwards [hyperlink to our hashtag]. Usually hang their paintings up at home, or give them as gifts. But we recently saw something new at the end of one of our events...  Roland, who has joined us [...]

12 NATIONAL DAYS FOR YOU TO CELEBRATE THIS YEAR!

1. October 8 -Kick Butt Day This one isn't actually about Ninja Pandas, it's cigarette butts! 2. November 18 - National Absurdity Day A day to allow yourself to embark on some madcap antics and general tomfoolery! 3. December 15th - Cat Herders Day This one might take up the whole day! 4. January 21 - [...]

10 Amazing Facts about Paint!

  1. People have been painting for as long as 30,000 years! Early Cave paintings  were drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal may have been made by early Homo sapiens as long as 30,000 years ago. These would have been ground to make up a primitive paint substance.  Other ingredients used were animal blood and fat. 2. [...]

8 shades of blue!

One of the 3 superstars of the primary colours; it symbolises stability, confidence, intelligence and peace! Here are 8 favourites of the many shades and tints of BLUE! 1. Sky Blue 2. Midnight Blue 3. Azure 4. Turquoise 5. Cobalt 6. Indigo 7. Petrol 8. Teal Which blue will you use at your next Pop [...]

Artist of the Week: Toubie Jack

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is artist and PopUp Painting team member Toubie Jack.   Toubie Jack studied graphic design and gained a distinction in art. The artist worked for many years as a video editor, however gave it up to pursue art full time. Jack’s art is bold with a stylised and graphic [...]