Interesting Arty Stuff

The Next 5 Minutes - the building of Macandmor

The Next 5 Minutes - the building of Macandmor

We have already told you what started it all and how we came to be called Macandmor. Starting is good but how do we keep it all going?  We'll tell you that right here and tell you what we have learnt along the way.   

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The 5 minutes that started Macandmor

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The 5 minutes that started Macandmor

The start of Macandmor was a surprise to all - even us. How it all came about is an interesting little read. Why there? Why that name?

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Save us some daylight!

Save us some daylight!

The term "en plein air" means painting outside. In fact it directly translates to "in open air" as you might have guessed. We do this in the art world - we hang onto terms that make what we do seem elevated and esoteric.  Artists sketching in the White Mountains by Winslow Homer 1868 But it seems that we don't do that very well either. Plein air was a term originally used to differentiate the techniques that painting straight from nature requires against the purely studio approach. Almost straight away the rules were stretched to a point where factions argued about what percentage of the...

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What is an Oil Stick?

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What is an Oil Stick?

You may have seen some works using Oil Stick or Oil Bar. What is this medium?

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4 Ways to make Buying an Art Gift Easy

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4 Ways to make Buying an Art Gift Easy

It can be challenging to buy art as a gift for someone.  Second-guessing your choice can just make you abandon the idea altogether. 

But the impact of a well chosen gift of art can last for a long time.  You just need some simple strategies to get it right.

Here are 4 sure-fire was to make everyone smile.

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