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Art Roundup: September 2017

September was a slow month for me, art-wise. I got sick at the end of August and though at one stage I thought I’d recovered, the bug came back with a vengeance a few weeks later. On top of more … Continue reading

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Art Roundup: August 2017

I haven’t painted as much as I’d like this month. Uni started back at the end of July and I’m teaching again, as well as nearing the point where I’ll be starting to collect data for my research. Still, I … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Seascape (demonstration)

Time for another art demonstration! I found an old picture of my Nan and I at the beach many years ago, and while I didn’t want to paint any figures, I thought the beach scene itself was simple yet appealing … Continue reading

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Soft Pastels: Schmincke Soft Pastels (review)

Some time last year, I ordered a few small sets of soft pastels to try, and one of those was the Schmincke set of 15 full-sized sticks. I’d have preferred half sticks as they’re cheaper but unfortunately it seems that Schmincke … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Schmincke Horadam Watercolours (review)

Most of the first watercolours I bought were tubes, but the first artist grade watercolour pan set I bought was a little metal tin with 12 Schmincke Horadam half pans. Half of what drew me to it was the cute … 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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