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    Choosing a surface for Acrylic painting

    Read our simple 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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    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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    What are Drying Oils?

    Drying and semi-drying oils are the vegetable oils used to make oil colour, namely linseed, poppy and safflower. The different methods of processing oils produce products with different drying rates, consistencies and colour.

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    The best way to use aerosol varnishes

    To make the most of your Winsor & Newton aerosol varnishes, here are few tips on how to use them and how to avoid clogging of the nozzle. Try not to store aerosols below 15'C (59'F). If they have been stored around...

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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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    Using Mediums with Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour

    As the name suggests, water (rather than solvents) can be added to Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour and this will help thin the colour and give good results. To experiment and explore areas such as flow...

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    How to: Get the Most Out of Water Colour Markers

    Thinking about incorporating this contemporary form of water colour into your practice? Learn how to get the most out of one of our newest innovations.

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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

    Adhere to the following three standards of brush care and you’ll be well equipped with the knowledge to keep your prized materials in a state to produce stellar creative results.