Category Archives: Articles and Opinion Pieces

The Controversy of Convenience Colours

I am a member of a number of art groups on Facebook, but every now and then I join new groups or leave existing ones. My reasons for leaving are varied; sometimes the group just ‘dies’, and with no one … Continue reading

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Top Tips: Watercolours

I’ve waffled on at great length about how to choose your colours, what sort of palette to get, and so on, especially in regard to watercolours, but as I continue to explore and develop my skills in the medium, I … Continue reading

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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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On Art and Entitlement

Here’s a scenario that many artists and other creative people will be all too familiar with: You finish a project you were working on and you’re really proud of how it came out. You’re not sure what you’ll do with … Continue reading

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New Art Supply Paralysis

No matter your skill level or how long you’ve been painting or drawing, there’s always a thrill in getting a new art supply product. Whether it’s a few tubes of paint┬áto replace what you’ve used up or a big┬áset of … 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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