Tag Archives: Visual arts

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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New Seascapes – Gallery Update

Preparing for my exhibition with the Devon Art Society I have created a couple of new seascape paintings. My website has been updated accordingly. One of the new paintings shows a tall ship cruising near the coast with the sun … 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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Top Tips – Canvas rejecting Paint

My POL friend Robert Jones recently gave us some useful advice on how to treat a canvas which rejects paint. He has granted me permission to copy you in. Here is what Robert said. Very often, unfortunately, canvases and boards … 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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Realist Art

Charles Harris and I have cofounded the Association Embracing Realist Art inviting other artists to join the group for free. I am sure there are some beautiful abstract works out there but how would we have known about the way … Continue reading

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How to paint Venice in Watercolour – Video No.213

In just under 8 minutes Trevor Waugh shows us how to paint a Venetian scene in watercolour. The speed painting takes us through the process without further explanations. Just watch and enjoy. Do not be put off by the missing … Continue reading

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How to paint your imagination – Video No.212

In just over 3 minutes Thijme Termaat shows us some of his imaginative works. The music is just as lively as the breathtaking speed of this speed painting film. Hope you like my choice of the day. If you want … Continue reading

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Gallery Updated

My website has been updated. There are a number of new paintings in the following categories Landscapes, Miniatures, Seascapes, Still Life, and Townscapes Every page now has a link to the corresponding page in my webshop so it should be … Continue reading

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