Monthly Art materials and Techniques Blog Tag

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...

Hello and welcome to this month’s GreatArt materials blog! This month: Professional Acrylic Markers by Royal Talens-Amsterdam and Liquitex [caption id="attachment_1288" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Acrylic markers by Liquitex and Royal Talens-Amsterdam[/caption]   This month I'm taking a look at a couple of ranges of professional quality Acrylic markers. These are...

Hello and welcome to this month’s GreatArt materials blog! This month:  Vernissage Fine Oil Colour [caption id="attachment_1187" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Testing out Vernissage Fine Oil Paints[/caption]   Oil Painting goes way back in time as an artist's medium, and indeed if you've studied Art History or spent any amount of...

Hello and welcome to this month’s materials blog for GreatArt! This month: Gerstaecker Aquarell Fine Studio Watercolours [caption id="attachment_1113" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Gerstaecker Aquarell Fine Studio watercolours[/caption] Watercolours are an ancient medium if you think of them as basically coloured pigment, suspended in water. Western artists began using a...

Hello and welcome to this month’s materials blog for GreatArt! This month: Catalyst Blades and Wedges I've been wanting to get my hands on some Blades and Wedges for a while as they looked like a really exciting and useful new product...

Hello and welcome to my new blog for GreatArt! I’ve noticed how often people lose confidence and give up doing their own Art, because specialist art materials, techniques and equipment can all seem a bit daunting. The idea of this blog is to help make a...