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    Choosing a surface for Acrylic painting

    Read our guide to five types of acrylics surfaces that can lend your art a decidedly different look and feel, and open up new creative possibilities.

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    What is the replacement for Wingel?

    The nearest product to Wingel in the current Winsor & Newton range is Liquin Light Gel. Now discontinued, Wingel was a little difficult to break down and to mix smoothly with colours and for this reason...

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    How to remove varnish from acrylic paintings

    To maintain your painting at its best, Winsor & Newton Acrylic Varnishes can be readily removed when dirty. Simply apply Artists' Acrylic Varnish Remover or Galeria Varnish Remover and gently rub into the varnish film.

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    Brush glossary

    When choosing a brush, the wide selection of hair types, head shapes and handle lengths mean that there are many words used to describe the characteristics of each one. This glossary provides a guide to terms...

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    All about priming canvas

    Priming your canvas by applying a layer or two of gesso to the surface will help the colours in your work really stand out. When using oil colour on canvas, and the canvas is poorly primed, the oil may sink...

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    Choosing your brush

    Walk into any artists’ store and the sheer number of brushes on display can at first seem overwhelming. Whether to choose natural or synthetic fibres? Which head shape is most suitable? Is it best to go for the most expensive?

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    Brush glossary

    When choosing a brush, the wide selection of hair types, head shapes and handle lengths mean that there are many words used to describe the characteristics of each one. This glossary provides a guide to terms...

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    What does acrylic 'colour shift' mean?

    Acrylic paints usually darken in tone as they dry, making colour matching difficult, so artists have to remember to allow for this when mixing wet colours. This is known as ‘colour shift’ and is due to...

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    Tips for using Acrylic mediums

    We’ve identified three simple tips which can help you best work with acrylic mediums, enhance your practice and perhaps even the colour performance of your chosen palette.