Blog: TIPS – Painting

The Pain of Big Paintings

This is a little TIP that I’ll pass on – you probably do it anyway 🙂 . When I’m working on a large, or detailed art piece, over a long period of time, I break the monotony, and the strain on my senior body, and mind, by working on some smaller projects. I find the…
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Published: 4-03-2021

Sketching up a Design

This tip is for working on canvas with a smooth primed finish: To keep the colours fresh for acrylic painting I usually sketch the composition in pastel. The colours blend in easily with the acrylic washes…. and the best part is that it can be wiped off with a damp rag should – there be…
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Published: 22-02-2021

Money Savers – Paint Tubes

To save or use the very last skerrick of paint, try the following hints: The tips for metal tubes below are really only suitable for adults to perform. ACRYLIC PAINT – When a tube of acrylic paint is finished there are two solutions. If it is a soft plastic tube then squeeze some air out…
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Published: 27-01-2021

Care of Your New Artwork

Storage, Transportation, Handling, and Hanging Tips I’ve added some easy tips for hanging new artworks below. They’re probably handy also if your moving as there are some useful packaging tips. Hope these few tips help with your new art piece, and a well-loved piece. Always store and transport framed works with art on paper UP-RIGHT…
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Published: 27-11-2020

Checking Tone

To check tonal values in your painting it is easy to take a phone snap and convert it to Black and White. This is especially handy for landscapes with depth/perspective to check that the distant tones ARE distant. For this image it helped me see that the structure was forming how I wanted it to….
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Published: 9-10-2020
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