Suitable Surfaces for Acrylic Painting. A five part series. (Part Four)

Part 4 – Glass and Stone Acrylic paint is one of the most versatile mediums available on the art market today. One of its popular sort after uses is painting on glass. You can paint on almost any type of glass, including glazed ceramic, transparent glass, opaque glass, mirrors and crystal. Acrylics come in a […]

Why choose acrylics?

When I enrolled in my first painting class (many years ago) I was given a list of materials to purchase. The paint requirement was a sample box of acrylic paints, it contained about ten tubes, each containing a different colour. Acrylics were all the go back then, a time when Folk Art was HUGE; everyone […]

Getting to know an Artist’s Brush

The paintbrush is the artist’s tool. In essence they are the tools of their trade. They are as important to an artist as an instrument is to a musician.  The more an artist uses their brushes the more  increasingly familiar they become with the way they handle the paint and what they can accomplish with […]

Art Tips and Hints

 Art painting is such a relaxing and enjoyable activity, it’s easy to find that time passes un-noticed when you immerse yourself in this amazing world of creativity. I’ve spent many years working from my kitchen table before moving into my very own creative space- my studio. I’ve had to set up, pack up, and clean […]

Let’s Get Creative

In the field of art, having a good set of materials is important. The kind of materials artists use is fundamental to the work they do. A lack of some supplies can have an impact on the result of their work. After all, you can’t bake or cook without having all the ingredients ready. Over […]