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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Creating art with pastels is a great way to achieve rich, vibrant colours. They allow you to blend and create a range of textures.
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 […]
We all know that the art world has a unique way of seeming both super simplistic & curiously complicated. However, if you’re anything like us & enjoy sketching, perhaps it’s time to consider trying something new and interesting? For instance, learning shading techniques using graphite pencils. Standard artist pencils have their limitations, especially when working […]
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.
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.