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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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Craft, Dry Mediums, Experimental, Experimental Art, Mediums, Paula Lynne -

And you will want to as well... I consider myself to be an experimental artist. I will try pretty much any product, tool or technique and will probably invent a few new techniques along the way. Sometimes it’s a complete failure but for the most part I love the end results. Of course, this could just be because I keep experimenting until I end up with something that I love. I was incredibly fortunate to receive some samples of a number of Derivan Matisse Dry Mediums from artsupplies.co.nz to play and experiment and create and generally have fun with. To...

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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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Acrylic Paint, Liquitex, Marker, Markers, Natasha Fitzpatrick, Paint, Paint Markers, Review -

So I’m onto my final piece of art with these pens and as I said in the beginning the feel I got from them straight away was a street art or  mural vibe. So this will be my focus on this piece and I’m really looking forward to having a play & creating something funky. The other cool thing about these pens is that they’re also compatible with other Liquitex products so you can combine them with a spray paint or varnish. Anywhoo back to the art. So I begin to sketch out my design. I’m wanting to create a...

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