Category Archives: tip

advice on miscellaneous art related subjects

Top Tips – producing magnets of your artwork for exhibitions

In an earlier post I was telling you about preparing fridge magnets for my solo exhibition in May to be sold in the museum´s shop where the exhibition will take place. The cards to hold the magnets have now arrived … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Paint Properties – Video No.220

Today Don Nederhand of Royal Talens tells us about the properties of artist´s paints. In this almost 15 minute video he explains the importance of the markings on the paint tubes. He demonstrates the difference between dyes and pigments, about … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Water Mixable Oil Paints – Video No.219

Royal Talens, Daler Rowney and many other manufacturers of artist´s paints also produce water mixable oils. Using them you can get rid of the smell of oil paints and turpentines and retain the quality and feel of “real” oils. This … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Varnishing Watercolours

I have found an interesting article on how to varnish watercolours. Some artists may prefer not to do it at all since the varnish may change the property of your work. The varnish will also protect the painting but so … Continue reading

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Can you Paint on Any Surface Using Acrylics? – Painting Tips

Acrylic paints can be applied to a multitude of surfaces. There is a useful  article about the subject giving you more detailed information. I have painted on chip wood using oils some 40 years ago and it still looks good … Continue reading

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How to paint a jungle scene – Video No.211

Today I have chosen a landscape with Michael Lang employing his ambidextrous way to paint a beautiful jungle scene. In about 2 hours Michael´s real-time video takes us through the different stages of setting the composition and creating the textures … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Make Oil Paints water mixable – Video No.210

Have you ever wanted to know how to get rid of the smell of oil paints and turpentines? I have used odourless thinners successfully in the past but I have switched to water mixable oils now. They can be made … Continue reading

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Invitation to Authors

Thank you all for coming back to my blog to read about my experiences in the art world. We have now had some 46,000 visitors. Maybe it is time to send out an invitation to co-authors to join me in … Continue reading

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Top Tips – How to use canvas wedges – Video No.185

Have you ever wondered what those wedges were for which were supplied with the canvas you bought, here is the answer. You probably know that they are meant to stretch the canvas so that it becomes taut enough to paint … Continue reading

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Top Tips – Painting with Gouache

As I had never tried gouache before I was curious to know why you would use it. It appears to be a fast drying water based paint with lights drying lighter and darks drying darker. Apparently it lends itself to … Continue reading

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