Should I Draw and Paint Outside?

Drawing outside is a wonderful experience but I must admit I am not very keen if it is raining and cold!  When the weather is warm I really enjoy sketching in my garden, it is not only very peaceful and relaxing to be outside but it can benefit drawing in so many ways.  I offer a few tips on why it is good to draw outside and what you can do to make it a even better experience.

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What is Collage?

Collage is a type of art which combines pieces of diverse materials such as magazines, types of paper, fabric, paint and photographic material into one composition.  A good starting point in understanding what collage is, might be to look at some of these artists who pioneered the idea of collage:

Kurt Schwitters, Picasso, Matisse, Hannah Höch

There are many modern day collage artists who are using a range of media and materials to create a collage.  Many collage artists now use Photoshop to manipulate images and photographs digitally.  There really seems to be so much scope with this medium which makes it very exciting.

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