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Myth-busting oil mediums: common misconceptions debunked

Think you know all there is to know about oil mediums? Feeling confused amid the varying methods on how to apply them? We’ve collated the most widely misunderstood myths and…

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Better for you, better for the planet: How to choose and use our oils, mediums and varnishes sustainably

Our wide range of traditional oils, mediums and varnishes are brilliant at helping artists experiment with texture and finishes, control colour and protect their work. But they can be tricky…

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Material Matters: Painter Vince Hart on using our new Artists’ Oil Colours

Vince Hart is a UK based artist who lives and works in London, where has remained since graduating from his BA in Fine Art at Central St Martins School of…

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The story behind Winsor & Newton’s new Artists’ Oil Colours

Since 1832 in the journey of innovation to create today’s art materials, Winsor & Newton are credited with being the first colour makers to publish a complete list of colours…

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An introduction to oil painting

Oil painting can seem daunting at first, but really, it’s such a simple process. You only need a few materials to begin and as you progress, you can add more…

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Material Matters: Artist Adam Dix on using Griffin Alkyd Oil Colour

Artist Adam Dix is an artist living and working in London; he received his M.A. Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art in 2009 and has been shown nationally and…

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Material Matters: Artist Tamsin Relly on using Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour

Tamsin Relly’s multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, printmaking and photography. South Africa born, she moved to London in 2009 and received her MA in Fine Art at City & Guilds of…

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Material Matters: Jo Volley on using Cadmium-Free Artists’ Oil Colour

Jo Volley is an artist and who lives and works in London. Her work is concerned with measurement, space and colour as light and employs a wide range of material…

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Material Matters: Artist Karen David on using Winton Oil Colours

Karen David is an artist, curator and lecturer. In 2018 David was awarded a studentship for a practice-led PhD with a studio focus on mythmaking, fictional narrative, communes and para-anthropology.…

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Adam Fenton on tickling oil paint and liberating techniques

The concept of perfectionism in art is layered, to say the least. What does it mean to be “perfect” – or imperfect, for that matter – and how does this…

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Marcus Coates: Answer Painting exhibition and Artisan Oil Colour

Artist Marcus Coates is inquisitive by nature. “I’m interested in the act of painting as a non-rational form of intelligence,” he says. “Thinking itself can answer questions, so why would…

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Watercolour through the eyes of the artist: stories behind the sets

Watercolour is often the first foray into painting for anyone who picks up a brush. It is transportable, something you can gift to a very young budding artist, and it…