Category Archives: Accessories

Items used for organising your studio or otherwise aiding in the creation of art.

Choosing Your Watercolour Palette or Paint Box: Six Things to Consider

I talked a little about choosing a watercolour palette in my article Getting Started: Watercolours, but since there are an endless variety of palettes available and forum threads spanning more than 150 pages about people asking for advice on and … Continue reading

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Caring for your Brushes

Buying a new brush or brushes is always lovely, whether it’s a nice set of synthetics or a single expensive brush you’ve been lusting after for ages. Still, most of us like to save money where we can, and that … Continue reading

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Brushes: Silver Black Velvet Brushes (review)

I watch a few art channels on YouTube, and several of the watercolour artists use Silver Black Velvet brushes. While I know that practice is at least as important as the tools you use (ie. there’s no magic brush that … Continue reading

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Cases: Jackson’s Pencil Case (review)

After buying some small sets of Caran d’Ache’s pencils, I wanted to get the full ranges, but buying┬áthe pencils individually worked out to be far cheaper than buying the complete sets in boxes, so that’s what I did. However I … Continue reading

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Palettes: Artria Heung Il Watercolour Palettes (review)

Several years ago, someone on an art supply forum posted a link to an eBay listing for a cheap aluminium watercolour palette, asking if it was any good. I only had a plastic palette at the time (which had the … 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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Brushes: Creative Mark Beste Brushes (review)

When I first started painting, I didn’t want to spend a lot on brushes, so I kept an eye out for low-priced packets with 5-6 different brushes. Among the first sets I got were the Creative Mark Beste synthetic brushes … Continue reading

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