Monthly Archives: January 2017

Pick of the Palette: January 2017

Time for another Pick of the Palette post, where I compile all the cool art-related stuff I’ve found recently. Paint Being Made This video by M Graham shows their watercolour paints being made, with each colour going from the mills … Continue reading

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Oil Paint: Stormy Beach (demonstration)

While I was at my Nan’s last weekend, we each painted a landscape with her old set of oil paints. While I was painting, I took a few progress shots of my beach scene so I thought I might as … Continue reading

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Ye Olde Oils: Playing with Nan’s Ancient Paint Collection

A few weeks ago when I visited my Nan, I brought my little Pokemon lunch box full of oil painting gear with me, and we spent a whole day playing with my Winsor & Newton Winton oil paints. We had … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils: Derwent Pastel Collection (review)

When I was in my early teens, my grandfather bought me a set of Derwent Pastel Pencils. I used them a few times, but found them scratchy and unpleasant to use, and ended up selling them a few years later. … Continue reading

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Coloured Pencils: Blue Glass Bottle (demonstration)

It’s been a while since I did an art demonstration post, so I thought I should do one before I get too busy with uni again. Since I’ve been playing with coloured pencils a lot lately, I decided I’d try … Continue reading

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Pencils: Derwent Coloursoft Pencils (review)

I love art supplies in nice, wooden boxes. Usually I don’t buy them because they’re a lot more expensive than the same set in a metal tin, but occasionally you find someone on eBay selling a used boxed set for … Continue reading

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Artist Trading Cards: Strathmore Assorted Pack (review)

I’ve always thought Artists’s Trading Cards seemed like a good way to create more finished works in less time thanks to their small size, so when I found some on an art supply retailer’s site, I decided to add some … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Mijello Mission Gold Watercolours (review)

Mijello are probably most well known for their selection of painting palettes, which includes some airtight ones that can be sealed to keep your paint (even acrylics) workable for several days when not being used. A few years ago they … Continue reading

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Boards: Ampersand Pastelbord (review)

While walking around the city a few weeks ago, I noticed that the art supply shop had a billboard out the front proclaiming there was a sale on, so I wandered in to see if I could find a bargain. … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Jack Richeson Soft Pastels Half Stick Sample Set (review)

On the way into the city recently, I stopped off at an art supply shop I hadn’t visited before just so I could look around, and I saw¬†a few boxes of Jack Richeson half pastels. I hadn’t tried these before, … Continue reading

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