Monthly Archives: September 2016

Acrylics: M Graham Acrylics (review)

Because I loved M Graham’s watercolours so much, when I saw that an art store near my Dad’s work carried their acrylic paints as well, I coerced him into dropping in and grabbing some for me on his way home … Continue reading

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Acrylics: Mountain Lake Landscape (demonstration)

After coming across some palette knives in my art cupboard the other day, I decided it would be fun to try my hand at a palette knife painting. It had been a while since I’d painted a landscape so I … Continue reading

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Getting Started: Watercolours

Welcome to “Getting Started: Watercolours”, my first article aimed at newcomers to art as a hobby. While I don’t claim to be an expert artist by any means (my skills are somewhere between the beginner and intermediate level, depending on … Continue reading

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Pencils: Derwent Artists Pencils (review)

Most of us had at least one set of coloured pencils as a child, usually some cheap Crayolas or Faber-Castells or other sets you can get for a few dollars in the newsagent. If we were really lucky, however, we … Continue reading

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Acrylics: Derivan Matisse Flow Acrylics (review)

Along with the Derivan Matisse Structure acrylics I picked up in one of Riot Art and Craft’s sales a few years ago, I also put together a set of their Flow acrylics. I already had a lot of the Chroma Atelier Interactive … Continue reading

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Acrylics: Peacock (demonstration)

A couple of months ago, I drew a peacock for my review of Derwent Inktense pencils and blocks. I was pleasantly surprised with how well he came out, but at the same time I was a bit sad that I’d … Continue reading

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