Getting to the easel…

Originally posted on Gillian Lee Smith's Blog:
… is half the battle. This is a lesson I need to learn and re-learn and make a poster of to hang on my studio wall. With only one full studio day during the week now and a few weekends of out and about busy’ness I have…

Oil paint – The understandable one

Oil paint is the most versatile amongst the different painting mediums it can be used in many ways to suit all styles, subjects and sizes of work. Oil paint is usually made out of linseed oil.    Oil paint is also regarded as the easiest medium for a beginner to use, it can be manipulated…

About acrylics – The Master of disguise

The qualities of Acrylic are exceptional. They are simple and clean to handle, they can simulate other paints – you can thin it with water to resemble water colour or you can paint it thick to give the impression of an oil painting. They have a pleasant aroma, dry fast, can be cleaned, repaired, does…

About Watercolour

All paint begins with a pigments (a dry colouring matter). To do watercolour painting, you take those pigments (the different colours), add water and use a brush to apply the paint to paper. Did you know?!! You feel calmer when you paint… your blood pressure goes down, your brain gets stimulated, your mind is active,…

Affordable Art Fair

And it’s back!!  Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park from 7- 10 March 2013. With everything for sale between £40 and £4,000 and a fresh and friendly approach to contemporary art. A day out at the fair is the easiest and most enjoyable way to view and buy art from more than 100 galleries under one roof….