Fashion illustrator Scott W. Mason recently hosted a series of in-store workshops for us, demonstrating some of his favourite ways to use Winsor & Newton watercolours and accessories. In this tutorial Scott shows you how he uses masking fluid to enhance his watercolour illustrations…
We’re delighted this week to introduce you to Scott W. Mason, fashion illustrator extraordinaire, who will be demonstrating how to create material textures with ease using Winsor & Newton ProMarkers…
Oil paints have been most artists’ first choice for hundreds of years, with good reason. The colours are gorgeous, you can do anything with them and they last forever. Oil paints are slow drying, so you can remove what you don’t like while they’re wet or you can paint over them when they’re dry. They’re also easy to use once you learn the basics.
Oil painting mediums are a bit of a mystery in comparison. What do they do, and what’s the difference between them all? This blog post will answer those questions and give you an overview of our most popular oil mediums in to help you choose the right one for your artwork.
The possibilities for creating with watercolours are vast. It’s becoming increasingly more common for painters to experiment with manipulating watercolours through the use of mediums. Not only can you change the properties of the paints themselves, you can alter the properties of your surface or the finish of your painting with some very simple tools and techniques.
With so many painting mediums available it can sometimes be difficult to make a decision about choosing the right one for your needs. Over the next week we’ll be bring you some handy guides to take you through the most popular mediums for different media – acrylics, watercolours and oils.
Layer, smudge, blend and mix in your own individual style – intermixability allows you to combine any Liquitex Heavy Body & Soft Body Acrylics, Inks, Sprays, Markers and Mediums, any way you like. All Liquitex products are made with compatible binders for maximum versatility and archival quality. This means you can go your own way and create your own techniques. And that’s what being an artist is all about.
Once you have a stretched canvas the next step is to prime the canvas so you can paint on it. A primer seals and protects the support, makes the canvas less absorbent, helps the colours stand out, can provide a smoother surface with enough tooth for the paint to bind onto, and is, therefore, an excellent surface for both acrylic and oil.
more “Tips For Priming A Canvas”
We’re big fans of the innovative selection of graphic markers available from Winsor & Newton. Their collection includes a variety of options to suit your every creative need, led by the Winsor & Newton Pigment Marker, a pen so revolutionary it will change the way you work forever.
If your Dad’s a bit of a beach bum, craft him a unique gift this Father’s Day (June 18th) with our new 3D letters and beach hut decoupage sheets. Papermania wooden letters are easy to decorate and work perfectly as a gift or card decoration. All of the materials you need are below – get everything you need for less than £10 with Cowling & Wilcox!
This is a really simple make that’s incredibly easy to embellish upon and customise according to your own taste. For example you might prefer to mount these decorations onto card or add some glitter. You could add in some additional details using string or watercolour paints. The opportunities are truly endless! For now though, we’ll start with something simple to help you get started.