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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What Have you Got….?

What Have you Got….?

Always remember that as long as you have some paints, brushes and canvas you can create a painting.  Don't ever let materials get in the way of your wish to express yourself on canvas.  If you're looking to implement the wet-on-wet oil technique you can not...

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Add in after drying…..

Add in after drying…..

      If you ever have trouble adding in the detail into a painting such as these yachts above, it's an idea to let the whole painting dry and then use a ball point pen to draw in what it is you are wishing as there is more control.  

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Framing

Framing

Framing is such a personal and individual thing.  For me, the mount and frame acts as a palette almost for the colours being depicted - it's the foundation. As my artwork is always colourful and bright, I tend to use a white background, whereas...

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