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”
Our first Featured Artist of the Spring is the wonderful Andrea Hook, who’s worked as both an accomplished illustrator and graphic designer. Read on for our Q&A with Andrea.
Our Q&A this week is with the outstanding Mr. Derek O’Rourke, a painter from Scotland who’s survived wars, PTSD and cancer, and has worked in both the military and fire service.
We’re delighted to bring you this week’s Featured Artist, Tracey Hollis Rowe, whose incredible talent for animal portraiture leaves us stunned. Read on for our Q&A with Tracey.
The finest quality artist materials don’t have to be expensive. Schmincke offer an excellent range of art products at affordable prices, bringing something new to the table.
Today we’re showing you how to make your very own bat-o’-lantern with a miniature pumpkin! If you’re looking for easy to make Halloween decorations or for something to keep the kids occupied during the upcoming half term then look no further…
Choosing the right paint for the right project is the first and most important aspect of creating a quality piece of art work. Here’s our guide to making the right buying decisions for you.