Glastonbury-on-sea pier painting at The Glastonbury Festival, Somerset Liam O’Farrell

Glastonbury-on-Sea pier painting at The Glastonbury Festival, Somerset The great debut of the last festival, held in 2019, was the Glastonbury-on-sea pier, designed by The Mutoid Waste Company. The festival, however, is many miles from the sea, so it looked striking and rather dream-like up high on a hill, overlooking the Somerset countryside. It was … Read more

Oil painting of the allotment in Pilton, Somerset showing vegetables & shed Liam O’Farrell

An oil painting of the allotment in Pilton, Somerset During the lockdowns, I decided to embark on a large project based in my home village of Pilton, Somerset. I mused over a few ideas but finally settled on the village allotment. Over the years I have painted many allotments, some real locations and many manufactured … Read more

A Guide to Oil Painting – What You Need to Get Started

In this film, Lisa Takahashi covers everything you need to know about getting started in oil painting, including pigments, brushes, palettes, and much more. Watch the film and find a list of contents with timestamps below to navigate your way through the various topics and commonly asked questions that Lisa discusses. Contents: Part One – … Read more

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