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The oil painter’s guide to protecting yourself and the environment

An awareness of health and safety practices may not always be the first priority for artists, but it’s essential to protect yourself – and to look after the environment. Today…

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Health & Safety Information

Winsor & Newton Artists’ Materials do not present any major hazard when used with care and common sense. It should, however, be emphasised that as with other chemical products, high…

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Setting up an artists’ studio

Studio space: what works for you? Landscapes and locations are great, but at some point, every artist needs their own space. A studio can be a haven, an engine room,…

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Safety in the studio: decoding hazard symbols

Small tubes of paint may only contain the pictogram and signal word. For all products with these symbols, a safety data sheet is available from our product pages. The pictograms…

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How to develop your career in art

Whether you’re studying art or want to get your work seen by a larger audience, there are many steps you can take to help develop your career. We ask art world professionals…

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Choosing a surface for oil painting

Before mixing your oil colours, it’s worth spending a little time thinking about the type of surface you intend to put the colours on. The most common surface for oil…

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Choosing a white in oil colour

White has been used by artists for thousands of years, helping to provide contrast within a work, as well as conveying moods like cleanliness, lightness and innocence. It also dominates…

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Choosing your brush

Walk into any artists’ store and the sheer number of brushes on display can seem overwhelming at first. Should you choose natural or synthetic fibres? Which head shape is most…

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Cleaning acrylic paint from tube caps

It’s not uncommon for artists to have problems trying to remove caps from paint tubes they’ve previously used. This is usually caused by paint drying between the cap and the…