Painting Inspiration

Have you always wanted to experiment with pouring techniques? Are you intimidated by oils? Are you a budding artist, new to the world of paints, brushes and canvas? You’ve come to the right place. Our painting inspiration blogs can help you take on any style of painting, from acrylics to watercolours. Once you’re fully inspired, you can take a look at our paints, as well as our brushes and canvas selection.

A Cheatsheet: Acrylic Paint Colour Mixing Guide

April 07, 2022

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 […]

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Painting on Leather with Acrylic Paints

April 06, 2022

Leather is a popular substrate for many artists looking to create something a little different. From shoes or belts to jackets, the projects are extensive. When thinking about how to customise your design, you may ask the question “can I use acrylic paint on leather?” and the answer is yes! Here are some things to […]

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Artists to Look Out For in 2022

March 02, 2022

Some extraordinary artists out there at the moment. Check out our blog here to find out some of the very best artists you should look out for in 2022.

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Stories Behind The Most Haunted Paintings

October 13, 2021

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 […]

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How to Apply Pop Art Styles To Your Art

September 01, 2021

If you are looking for a new style for your art, why not consider experimenting with Pop Art styles? Whatever your subject matter or medium, it’s easy to adopt some common mannerisms and elements of the great Pop Artists of the 1950s and 60s. Here are some tips on how to make Pop Art. What […]

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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 Paint On Wood With Acrylics

April 17, 2020

Wondering how to paint with acrylics on wood? It’s easier than you think to transform a piece of old wood into something beautiful using just a little paint. For this, acrylics on wood are your best choice. While it’s possible to paint on wood right away, there are a few steps that we recommend to […]

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Best Spray Paint for Graffiti Art

February 27, 2020

Graffiti has influenced our pop culture for decades, from music, film and television to fine art and clothing. It’s easy to lose touch with the humble roots of the graffiti art form and how it has developed into something so commonly used in contemporary art. Graffiti is considered a form of artistic expression, often made […]

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How to Paint on Canvas

October 27, 2019

There is a whole range of different canvases on offer, but viewing the options may seem slightly overwhelming. Cotton, linen, stretched, gesso, what do all of these words mean? What does it mean for how you can paint on canvas?  Types of Artist Canvas The material and type of canvas can affect what to paint […]

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