Vincent Van Gogh is a brilliant artist to inspire children in primary school, a classic example of the starving artist struggling for recognition. Yet despite his tragic life he never gave up in his quest to become a great painter and although he sold only one painting in his ...
12, July 2014Paul Priestley
If you have any great acrylic painting tips you'd like to share, please let me know and I'll publish them here A great acrylic painting tip for Keeping Acrylic Paints Workable: Because acrylics dry so fast, squeeze only a little paint out of a tube. If you're using a 'normal' ...
28, April 2013Paul Priestley
Using gesso with watercolourI came across an article that described the use of a gesso ground for use with watercolour. Whilst this causes a few problems it also creates a number of opportunities not found when working on more traditional surfaces. Gesso is an acrylic based and therefore waterproof ...
2, March 2013Paul Priestley
How often have we heard someone dismiss a piece of art because it doesn’t look ‘real’? It is almost as if a work of art has to conform to a given set of visual rules before it can be accepted as art in some people’s eyes. It ...
18, December 2012Paul Priestley