Tag Archives: Art Spectrum

Gouache: Art Spectrum Artists’ Gouache (review)

After doing a few artists’ trading cards a while ago, I decided they were a fun way to complete paintings quickly due to their small size, so I ordered a few more packs of blank cards. At the same time, … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Art Spectrum Soft Pastels (review)

On one of my trips to the art supply shop near my Dad’s work, I picked up a box of Art Spectrum soft pastels. Though I had a box of 90 Rembrandt half stick soft pastels, the Art Spectrum set … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Jellyfish (demonstration)

Today I decided to test out my Art Spectrum soft pastels and some 600 grade UArt paper which I hadn’t used before. I decided it would be fun to draw some sort of marine image since I hadn’t done that … Continue reading

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Primers: Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Primer (review)

One thing I’ve learned about myself when it comes to using soft pastels is that I’m quite fussy about what surfaces I like to work on. It needs to have some tooth, so it can hold plenty of layers, but … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Art Spectrum (review)

For a long time, the only local art shop I had access to sold only Winsor & Newton and Art Spectrum watercolour paints. I tended to buy my W&N paints from the UK (they were significantly cheaper even including postage) … Continue reading

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Watercolour Lightfastness Testing – Part 4 (conclusion)

The lightfastness tests for my watercolours were finished some time ago, but though I removed the charts from the windows, I was unable to scan them because Windows 8 decided it didn’t want to recognise my scanner anymore, and I … Continue reading

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Watercolour Lightfastness Testing – Part 3

When I scanned my watercolour charts after hanging them in my window for four months (see Part 2), only the most fugitive pigments had faded. Now, after eight months, it’s time to see if there’s been any more significant change… … Continue reading

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