How To

How to Master Painting on Canvas with Acrylics

November 29, 2021

Painting with acrylics on canvas is a great way for beginners to get into the world of painting. At an affordable cost, you can purchase great quality paints with excellent colour pigments and minimal set-up before you begin painting. A highly versatile medium, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create an acrylic masterpiece on your canvas.

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Pastel Drawing Techniques for Artists of all...

November 09, 2021

Pastels are one of the easiest mediums to choose as a beginner to the art world. There is no preparation required, almost no clean up, you don’t need any other equipment or materials, and there is no waiting time needed before you can add to or move your artwork. Whether you like to work neatly or expressively, upright or flat, soft pastels are a great medium for artists of all levels.

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A Beginner's Guide to Gouache Painting

April 28, 2021

Gouache paint (pronounced gw-ash) is similar to both watercolour and acrylic paint mediums. Much like watercolour, it’s a pigment that has to be mixed with water to allow it to spread across paper, canvas or any other surface. Gouache painting dates back to the 18th century, and at the time was used to create historically […]

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How To Sell Your Art Online

September 01, 2020

Have you ever considered selling your art, but aren’t too sure on the best way to sell your art online? There are many different ways to make money from your passion, but it’s important to make sure you stand out from the competitors to encourage a sale. With current social restrictions still discouraging people to […]

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How to Set Up a Portable Easel

September 01, 2022

All creative minds are different. Whilst some artists prefer to take photographs of their subjects & study them intensely over time, there are others who need to be “in the moment” when inspiration strikes, no matter where that may be. For instance, if you walk anywhere near your home for 10-15 minutes, you’re sure to […]

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How to Put Up a Wooden Easel

September 01, 2022

It’s a fact that artists have agreed on for centuries now, owning an easel is not only undeniably cool but makes it far easier to create! They improve your posture, make it easier to represent accurate proportions & even free up space. We understand the palpable excitement when you find the perfect easel, so we’re […]

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How to Attach Paper to An Easel

August 30, 2022

With such a wide variety of easels available, choosing the perfect one for you may take some time. Once you’ve finally found one, we’re sure that you’re going to be eager to start! So here’s a quick guide on attaching paper to your easel, so you can start working on your next masterpiece.  Preparation Before […]

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How to Clean Oil Paint Brushes

September 26, 2022

Taking care of and maintaining your brushes is paramount to keeping tight control over your materials (and by extension, the quality of artwork you're able to produce).  Of course, as with all things, over time you may begin to notice discolouration or drying out of the bristles, particularly if you're stripping the oil […]

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Can You Mix Oil and Acrylic Paint?

October 10, 2022

For centuries, artists of all walks of life & calibres have been working with oils. JMW Turner, Van Gogh and the Renaissance masters we’ve all come to know & love rendered their masterpieces in painstaking detail using complex oil paints.

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