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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