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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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    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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    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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    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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    Three Things to Know When Lifting Water Colour

    To achieve the best results when lifting and staining water colour, take note of the following three key factors – they could transform your next creative endeavour!

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    What are the primary colours in the Winsor & Newton Oil Colour ranges?

    The list below outlines primary colours for 3 and 6 colour mixing systems in the Winsor & Newton oil colour ranges. As a guide, we recommend that you choose transparent colours for colour mixing to ensure clean mixes.

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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...