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advice on miscellaneous art related subjects

Shop Function Repaired

Providers often don´t realize the problems they are causing us. Everything had been fine until recently. It would have been nice to have been informed about software changes on my domain which led to me losing orders. I also contacted … Continue reading

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Printing Larger than A4 on Your Printer

When you want to transfer sketches or photographs to your painting support you may be looking for shortcuts on how to progress. One way is to print the design in just the right size on your home printer in order … Continue reading

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80,000 clicks

Thank you for helping me to cross the magic threshold of 80,000 clicks. Your comments and contributions are always welcome.  

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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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