Great Art Blog

This month's blog is aimed especially at schools, home educators and all groups who do creative work with young people! This time I'm looking at Artist Junior Acrylics by Gerstaecker These acrylic paints are available in a wide colour range including metallics and the colours are all...

Hi and welcome to my GreatArt UK blog for Spring 2016!  There will be two blogs a year from now onwards to allow me a bit more time for all my other work...

Hi and welcome to this month's Great Art Blog! This month I've been experimenting with two ranges by Derwent: XL Charcoal and XL Graphite. [caption id="attachment_1730" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Derwent XL Charcoal and Graphite[/caption] These are innovative products which are well worth trying as they are very versatile...

Hi and welcome to this month's Great Art Blog! This time I'm looking a variety of artist quality graphite (drawing) pencils. The ranges I'm looking at are:- Faber Castell (9000 Art Set) (2H-8B) (approx: price £10.90) Gerstaecker, I Love Art (6H-8B) (approx: price £ 3.50) Staedtler Mars Lumograph...

  Hello and welcome to this month's blog: Abstract Acrylics by Sennelier. [caption id="attachment_1574" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Abstract acrylics by Sennelier[/caption] This month I've been trying out a new and innovative range of acrylics by the established art materials manufacturer, Sennelier. Packaging: The first thing you notice is the novel...

  Hello and welcome to this month’s materials blog for GreatArt! This month I'm looking at Sculpture Canvas, which is a new product which allows you to produce a complex carved surface which can be painted to achieve a wide variety of different finishes. [caption id="attachment_1485" align="aligncenter" width="800"]...

Hello and welcome to this month’s GreatArt materials blog! This month is a bit different; the lovely team at GreatArt UK asked me to take a quick look at a couple of  types of frame and hopefully  help clarify how to use them. I'm looking at two...