TIPS & TECHNIQUES

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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.

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    How To: Get the Most Out of Professional Water Colour Sticks

    The debut of Winsor & Newton’s Professional Water Colour Sticks marked an innovative leap for the medium. Introducing a versatile, fresh new take on painting in water colour, the Sticks allow for fluid movement between drawing and painting, working wet and dry, and mixing with traditional forms of water colour.

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    Choosing a Water Colour Surface

    When you use water-based media, achieving amazing results relies almost as much on the paper surface as on the quality of the colour used to create artwork. Water colour paper must provide a suitable surface for painting according to three key factors.

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    Care and cleaning of brushes

    Taking care of your brushes can save you money and time, and good quality brushes can last a lifetime if you look after them well. There are some general rules which will make sure that all of your brushes last.

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    Three Ways to Make an Impact With Inks

    Since their introduction in the 1890s, Winsor & Newton Drawing Inks have been used by illustrators, artists, designers and other notable creatives. Available in a broad palette including shiny metallics, bold primaries, deep autumnal colours and a classic Black Indian Ink...

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    Intermixability of Drawing Inks

    All colours in the range of Drawing Inks are intermixable, however Gold and Silver should be added to other inks in small quantities to avoid thickening. In addition, mixtures of Gold and Silver should not be stored as they...

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    Five Water Colour Mediums that Will Transform Your Art in 2015

    Whether you are blending, adding texture or layering and juxtaposing washes within your water colour practice, our phenomenal range of mediums will add new dimensions to your artwork, potentially reinventing your paintings altogether...

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    Water Colour Surfaces: A Go-To Glossary

    Whether you’re a seasoned water colour painter or new to the discipline, a glossary of water colour surface terminology can help ensure you choose the ideal surface for your work. Here, we collate and define some of the most pertinent terms to get you one step closer to your preferred surface.

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    Understanding the drying times for Oil Colour

    Artists need time to think. What worked well today may need to be changed, altered or improved on tomorrow. One of the best things about working in oil colour is that it takes longer to dry than other media, allowing...

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    All you need to know about varnishing paintings

    To ensure your finished oil or acrylic painting to stay looking its best then adding the right varnish in the right way will be a sound investment. Varnish protects the painting from dirt and dust and evens out...

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    Tips for choosing a surface for pastels

    The beauty of pastel is best exploited by using a paper with some degree of texture; not only because the pastel has a surface to adhere to but because the visual effects are more varied than when using smooth sheets.