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…
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.
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”
Add the finishing touch to your Halloween fancy dress costume this year with some fang-tastic painting designs using our quick and easy tutorials.
Our Featured Artist this week is the marvellous Anne-Laure Carruth. Take a look at some of her beautiful artwork and find out all about her process.
Come along to the Village Hall in Elham, Kent this Saturday 23rd April for a fun-filled family crafting afternoon, hosted in conjunction with Play for Elham.
Our Featured Artist this week is the delightful Colin Woolf, master of wildlife art and watercolour. Colin has a talent for capturing the essence of his encounters with wildlife and we’re huge fans of his work. Read on for our Q&A.
This week’s Featured Artist is the delightful Tina Bone, a master of animal portraiture and nature drawing. Read on to find out what makes Tina tick.