Canvas is a popular choice of substrate for many artists with all levels of experience as it is lightweight and the textures feel great to paint on. There are a wide variety of art canvas types available, from stretched linen and canvas boards to cotton or linen canvas rolls. If you’re unsure what will be […]
In all areas of our lives, trends come and go. What is fashionable one year might not be popular the next. When it comes to art trends, this endless series of waves is even faster than one might expect. These change depending on what people are enjoying, which varies hugely between individuals. Art constantly demands […]
Colour mixing takes just as much skill as applying paint to canvas. For artists, it can be incredibly frustrating to struggle to find the exact right shade of paint. When you have visualised the colour you need, nothing should stand in the way of you creating that colour. Whether it’s a bright yellow, a deep […]
Maintaining the quality of your artist’s equipment should be a priority for artists of all levels. Quality brushes that you enjoy using can often be an investment, and not just in terms of money. You will get used to your artist brushes, learning the best angles for your chosen medium and how to create your […]
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Painting landscapes is often left until Summer, for sun-kissed scenes, or Autumn, for a gorgeous plentiful colour palette. Standing in freezing forests or surrounded by snow is hardly an appealing place to spend your time painting a landscape. However, winter landscapes can create some of the best compositions, with sun glinting off snow banks and […]
At Christmas time, we all want to get the perfect gift for someone. That becomes a more difficult task when you are trying to buy for an art lover. Lovers of fine things tend to have very particular taste when it comes to art and art supplies. You might be browsing pages of luxury gifts […]
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.
It goes without saying that art is powerful. It can bring people to tears, make them feel joy, and much more. But can pieces of art actually be haunted? In many cases around the world and throughout history, art is rumoured to be haunted by the figures within them. Whether just a feeling that people […]