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

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

Portrait Painting on Jackson’s Aluminium Panels

Canvas has been the most popular painting surface for hundreds of years and has a range of benefits – it’s lightweight and has excellent absorbency, as well as a woven texture which artists love. For some painters, however, the rigidity of a board or panel offers the perfect surface. Aluminum panels have a number of … Read more

Painting a Simple Ocean Wave. Compelling and Divine.

Here’s your chance! Mark will show you how with his latest downloadable tutorial V-Log, available now! This complete tutorial is also available on Youtube, which you can view below 🙂 You’re welcome! “Simple Ocean Wave” Learn how to paint this gorgeous wave in less than thirty minutes! OMG What?! Yup. only AUD$15.00 Discover a simple … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About Acrylic Painting Paper

Acrylic painting papers either have an embossed texture that replicates a canvas weave, or a cold pressed surface identical to watercolour paper. The texture provides resistance, so when you drag a brush loaded with paint across its surface, the paint adheres to the texture and is held in place. This article, taken from our Paper … Read more

A painting of Corfe Castle and Village in Dorset Showing Swanage Railway Liam O’Farrell

Painting Corfe village and Castle in Dorset In May, the lockdown eased a wee bit and I seized the first opportunity I could get out and do a spot of painting. I wanted something within easy distance of Pilton where I live so I pulled out a map and studied my options. I eventually plumbed … Read more

Claudia Kennaugh: Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 Expert Judge

Claudia Kennaugh is the final judge we have to welcome to the panel for the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022. Claudia is the founder of Art & People, a Bristol-based art advisory service offering guidance to artists and collectors. Here she tells us how she became an Art Advisor and shares her advice to those entering … Read more

Painting of The Standard on the High Line in New York City & the Whitney Liam O’Farrell

A painting of The Standard on the High Line in New York City In late 2019 just before the world went mad, I took a painting trip to New York City. It was a research expedition for studio paintings. This essentially meant visiting a series of locations and producing on the spot paintings, supported by … Read more