How to frame a picture

How to frame a picture

Painting & drawing blog HOW TO FRAME A PICTURE A guide to framing paintings and drawings Any advice on how to frame your artwork appropriately is dependent on what sort of medium it has been created both in, and on. Different types of paint and drawing materials...
Reading a paint tube

Reading a paint tube

Painting & drawing blog HOW TO READ A PAINT TUBE The anatomy of a label I have to admit that when I first starting buying paints as an art student, I chose them solely based on the appearance of the colour swatch printed on the label. I really didn’t know...
How to draw hair step by step

How to draw hair step by step

Painting & drawing blog HOW TO DRAW HAIR Drawing hair can feel difficult, even if your observational drawing skills are really good. That’s because however accurate your drawing may be, if you don’t want to attempt to draw every single hair (which would be...
How to choose a white paint

How to choose a white paint

Painting & drawing blog HOW TO CHOOSE ARTIST’S WHITE PAINT Isn’t white just white? If you are a beginner at painting you might reasonable wonder why there’s a choice of white paint colours in the first place. Unless your subject is a pair of Siberian...
Water-mixable oil paints

Water-mixable oil paints

A look at the new ‘water-mixable’ oil paints to see how they compare with traditional oils

Oil painting tips – materials

Oil painting tips – materials

Painting & Drawing guides OIL PAINTING TIPS: MATERIALS People tend to be a bit afraid of learning oil painting, but painting in oils is a different (and I think much nicer) experience than painting in acrylic. Here is a beginner’s guide to choosing paint, canvas,...

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