Art Terms Explained: Watercolour Painting

As artists, we encounter a vast amount of terminology while researching, reading and talking about our materials. In this installment of the ‘Art Terms Explained’ series, we explain the meaning of certain commonly-used words, phrases and terms in the context of watercolor painting. Bead / Beading Up Watercolours have a tendency to gather in pools … Read more

Inside the Sketchbook of Akash Bhatt

Akash Bhatt is a mixed media artist whose sketchbook practice is at the core of his work. Here, Akash describes his variety of different sketchbooks, including custom made books, designed for drawing at the different locations and situations he finds himself in, as an unrelenting observer of the world. Akash Bhatt Takes Us Through His … Read more

Art Materials Recommended by Artists at Jackson’s

Jackson’s offers a vast range of art materials and as a team of practicing artists ourselves, we are dedicated to helping you find the colours, surfaces, brushes, and tools that you need for your practice. Here, some of the artists at Jackson’s have recommended their favorite art materials and shared what they love about using … Read more

Introducing the New A. Gallo Handmade Watercolours

The New A. Gallo Handmade Watercolours: Naturale 24 set explores their range of hand-crafted earth, mineral, and plant-based paints, created from traditional recipes. Here, Lois Davidson reviews the new range, taking a closer look at her favorite colours. Inspired by a deep passion for historical pigments and traditional painting techniques, A. Gallo handmade watercolors aim … Read more

Testing the New Sláma Press

The new Sláma Graphic Ball Press is a handheld printing press for use in relief, intaglio and lithographic techniques. Made in the Czech Republic, it is designed to be flexible, portable and easy to use on thinner Eastern style and thicker Western style paper. Based on the traditional Japanese style baren, the press consists of … Read more

Art Terms Explained: Oil Painting

As artists, we encounter a vast amount of terminology while researching and reading about our materials. In this article, we explain the meaning of certain commonly-used words, phrases and terms in the context of oil painting. Alkyd ‘Alkyd’ is a combination of the words ‘alcohol’ and ‘acid’. In oil painting, it refers to an oil-modified … Read more

Developing a Daily Drawing Practice with the Royal Drawing School

Louise Reynolds discusses how her experience studying at the Royal Drawing School encourages her to develop a daily drawing. She outlines the benefits she experienced while drawing everyday and discusses the drawing materials she uses. Along with this, she also offers tips and encouragement for artists looking to create more drawings themselves. Studying at the … Read more

Inside the Sketchbook of Kay Gasei

Kay Gasei creates mixed-media artworks that contain symbolism, and follow the narratives of various figures, objects and characters. In this article, he tells us about how his daily use of different sketchbooks helps him to develop ideas while exploring the potential of his chosen art materials. Kay Gasei Takes us Through his Sketchbook Practice I’m … Read more