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Beginner, Calligraphy, How To, Ink, Linda Guirey, Winsor & Newton -

Life doesn’t always go according to plan, so when a good friend’s husband committed suicide and then another good friend’s husband was killed in a truck accident, the rails on my road got a bit wobbly and I needed to focus on providing support to those in need. It’s just a reality check - sometimes you feel like being creative and sometimes you don’t, which is all ok.  I ran out of my creative inspiration for some time and wondered whether it would come back. Of course it did - it just needed time and space for when I was...

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Acrylic Paint, Beginner, Global, How To, Impasto, Paint, Student -

While lying in bed last week unable to move about due to a bad back strain, painting was a no go. However that didn’t stop the thought process one bit. In fact it gave me the needed time to do what every artists has on their mind at some point. WHAT NEXT? With exhibitions around the corner and this blog to write I had time to put my thinking cap on. Impasto. What to do? What to do it with? As in my previous blog painting is not all about painting what you see. It’s about imagination as well.  Impasto...

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How To, Ink, Jan Thomson, Paper, Water Colour Paint -

Art Supplies have sent me some Art Spectrum acrylic inks to play with. And I do mean play.  Acrylic inks are unlike any other medium I’ve tried. Firstly – they are very vibrant pigments, and they remain this way when dry. So, for someone who is used to working with watercolour or acrylic I need to keep this firmly in mind, or I’ll end up with a psychedelic painting! I chose delicious summer watermelon slices for my subject – ideal for bright colours! I decided to try the inks on both watercolour paper (Fabriano Artistico Rough) and Yupo - which...

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How To, Jan Thomson, Limited Palette, Maimeri, Paint, Water Colour Paint -

Continuing on from my two colour palette … Next, using three Maimeri colours you can create an exciting colour range to work with. All you need is one yellow, one red and one blue. The first example is a warm palette, using Terra de Sienna, Blu Oltre Marie Chiaro and Rosso Pyrrolo – together these form a soft green, a fiery orange and a greyish purple. They also mix to make a beautiful warm grey and a luscious purple /black. The second trio is a cool one – Blu de Fainza, Gilallo Primario and Rosso Magenta – this is pretty...

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Beginner, Calligraphy, Educational, How To, Paper, W&N, Winsor & Newton -

Welcome back to Blog 2 on the Winsor & Newton, Beginners Calligraphy Set. If you are thinking of purchasing this set or you have recently purchased it then congratulations, because Calligraphy is an art form that you can make into your own personal style. Whether you are a traditionalist, and love the old style calligraphy, or you are keen to embrace modern calligraphy - there is no limit to what you can do. I prefer Modern Calligraphy as it doesn’t adhere to traditional rules, which is perfect for those people who find the traditional calligraphy rules a little stifling. However...

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