The Benefits of Tissue Paper

The Benefits of Tissue Paper

Have you ever thought of the benefits of tissue paper to add texture to your background?  I came up with the idea illustrated in the photo,  the aim being to paint a postcard in a short space of time for a craft evening.  What people didn't realise is...

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Using Acrylics & Oils together in the same Painting

Using Acrylics & Oils together in the same Painting

Why would someone do that you may ask?  Why not – it produces the most effective results and each medium has its individual gifts so used together create a double whammy!  Acrylics have a dynamic and wide range of colour and oils do too, but they have a...

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Molding Pastes

Molding Pastes

Molding pastes have been around for quite some time now, but not everyone knows what to do with them.  With this in mind, I've come up with the painting shown here.  It is difficult to appreciate the texture underneath the layers of brightly coloured acrylic...

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Each Medium has it’s Gift

Each Medium has it’s Gift

Each medium has it’s gift that the other mediums do not.  For example, oil requires small amounts of paint to achieve excellent effects and has a richness of texture and colour, almost a luminous/silky quality that I have not discovered elsewhere.  Having...

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Be a little wild…..

Be a little wild…..

Have you ever thought about allowing yourself to run a little wild with the application of paint?  Flowers is an especially wonderful way to do this.  Rather than think/strive to produce a painting of flowers, encourage yourself to simply allow an impression...

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Building up a Flower Painting in Acrylic

Building up a Flower Painting in Acrylic

There are so many ways to paint in acrylic and this is just one technique that I love to use where the magic of painting flowers  for me is to pull the petals and flower scene out of the canvas.  All the time layers are being added in or cancelled...

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