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How to use Oilbar

Please note that Oilbar has now been discontinued. One of the things you’ll notice before you start to use Oilbar is that a thin film forms on the outer surface…

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How to varnish a painting created with Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour

Varnishes provide a transparent coating that protects your finished painting from dirt and dust. Picture varnishes are usually removable, so the painting can be cleaned in the future. Varnishes should…

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Using Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour with other oil colour ranges

Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour and Artisan mediums can be mixed with conventional oil colours and conventional mediums. But the more conventional oil colour or mediums are used, the less…

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Travelling by plane with Winsor & Newton art materials

There’s great pleasure to be had in taking out your portable colour kit and painting under an open sky or during holiday travel. All of our artists’ materials are suitable…

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All you need to know about varnishing paintings

Adding the right varnish, in the right way, is a sound investment to ensure your finished oil or acrylic painting stays looking its best. Varnish protects the painting from dirt…

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Professional Watercolour techniques: three contributors to granulation

Many artists lean towards watercolour for its ability to convey a granulated aesthetic. As a natural property of certain watercolours, granulation causes the pigment within the paint to settle outside…

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How to: get the most out of Watercolour Markers

Precise, highly pigmented and seamless to mix with traditional watercolour, our Watercolour Markers are ideal for adding the finest of details and soft, transparent washes to any work. Along with…

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Three things to know when lifting watercolour

Lifting is not just the watercolourist’s answer to an eraser. It’s a widely-used technique for portraying smoky atmospheres, cloudy skies and other such effects. But from gently sponging out a…

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Understanding drying times for oil colour

Working with oil colour gives you a certain degree of flexibility while painting, as it takes longer to dry than other media. Should you want to alter your work days…

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What are drying oils?

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

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