I 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 when dry, but is great ...
2, March 2013admin
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 ...
18, December 2012admin
We have to remember that colour is not a natural phenomenon that follows a set of rules like gravity, it is highly variable depending on the amount of light and the colours of objects adjacent. A car may appear to be red in colour during the day yet will appear ...
29, October 2012admin
Painting convincing flesh tones is one of the challenges of portrait painting and with all honesty cannot be achieved by using tubes of flesh tint and portrait pink. Skin is not the same colour all over, it has nuances of colour and light and shade, so mixing skin tones is ...
31, August 2012admin