New website coming in 2022
Lynne Roebuck (Handwritten)

Fine Art: What & why, plus a bit of how

Inbetween making my fine art (painting, making prints, and all the rest of what an artist does), I answer questions here. I explain what I do, why I do it, and a little bit of how I do it, too. I tell the story of making original fine art.

January 2022: Apologies, this part of my website is a mess to be honest. Very neglected and chaotic. I'm going to review it this year.

Below:

The 'What' & 'Why' of my fine art

Answering questions about what art I make, and why I make it… among others.

A little bit of 'How'

This section is about buying (and in future, displaying) art, and the stories of how the art came to be made.

Sorry artists, there's no 'how to make art' advice here. There's a little bit about how I approach my art, but it's not about technique, such as ways to mix oil paint, and how to cut lino.

  • How do you decide what painting or linocut to make? Where do your ideas come from?

    A question about inspiration, and yes, it's challenging. But not for the reason most people think.

    Many people think inpsiration is a fickle, elusive thing. Nope, it's a nag, and that's the challenge of it, as I'll explain. (To write)

  • How do you price your art?

    Pricing your own art is always a challenge for an artist. More so today, with ever increasing numbers of hobby artists effectively giving away their work, and private, independent galleries struggling. (Needs a tidy‑up!)

    My Prices Are The Result of…
  • I'm thinking of buying one of your prints, though I have a question…

    Some of the questions I've been asked about buying my lino prints are grouped together in this article. (The questions and answers do not apply to Giclée prints). (To refresh & tidy!)

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  • How do I tell what kind of art print I'm buying?

    An easy to understand guide to the most common kinds of art print you'll see for sale. Includes questions to ask in order to be sure which kind of print you're looking at when in doubt. Also, a little bit about hand‑made and machine‑made art prints. (To refresh & tidy!)

    3 Kinds Of Art Print You're Most Likely To Find For sale

Some thoughts about other FAQs I should answer

These are some more questions I've genuinely been asked during my art career.

When did you start being an artist?

Are you a proper artist? A question asked by two young ladies, aged 10.

What's different about how you make your art?

Are you trying to make your paintings look really real? That's called realist painting isn't it?

How do you make your linocuts?

How and Where do you start on your paintings?

What's your favourite place you like making art of?

How much time does it take to make your art?