Tag Archives: Winsor and Newton

How To Keep Your Colours Clean and Pristine

If you’re like me and you rely on using bright, luminescent colours in your paintings, one of the things that can work against you is when your colours inadvertently mix.  We’ve all accidentally mixed mud – that indistinct, dull, brownish … Continue reading

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Painting En Plein Air

This holiday, I decided to do some painting in the great outdoors.  Although I thought I was reasonably well prepared, I learned a few things. I had a nice hat, some drinking water, a comfortable, light-weight fold-away chair and sturdy … Continue reading

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Glazing Is Amazing

One of the techniques I love most in painting, but which takes a lot of time, because you have to wait for each layer to dry before you add the next, is glazing.  You can glaze well with oils, but … Continue reading

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Oil Painting Voodoo

A friend of mine asked me about oil painting this morning.  I’ve noticed something about oil painting.  There is a tremendous wall of mystique and voodoo that surrounds the whole practice of painting with oils.  People that don’t paint with … Continue reading

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