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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The Joy of Colour

The Joy of Colour

 Colour has the ability to affect our mood.  Keeping this in mind, when painting choosing the right shade can be very important, especially if they are strong and vibrant.  Bold colours can have a surprising effect and can bring real energy to a...

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The Canvas does make a Difference

The Canvas does make a Difference

The canvas does make a difference.  It provides the foundation for the whole painting.  Too dry a canvas which hasn't been primed enough makes it difficult for wet-on-wet oils or acrylics to slide.  At the same time, that very foundation can also be...

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All things Christmas…..

I'm not sure that this is an Artist's Tip as such.....  rather, it's a reminder that Christmas time can be the perfect time to be creative artistically whether that is decorating the house, making our own cards or cooking new heart-warming...

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