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May 31, 2019

Yupo paper is very different to work on than normal watercolour paper as the paint is not absorbed into the paper. This gives an opportunity to get other effects on the paper and to rework areas that haven't turned out well, although in my experience reworking a piece...

January 8, 2019

Here I'm sharing some of my experiences and tips with gesso.

What is gesso?

Gesso's original use was to prime a canvas, it is in a way a superior quality of the paint you use on walls but normally it is thinner, It makes the surface more absorbent so the paint binds bett...

January 5, 2019

One of my sketchbooks is now complete. It's a satisfying feeling getting a book done and even though I have a few going at once I will be starting another one very soon. Why?

The 'feel' of the sketchbook.

Not only do different sketchbooks have different paper a...

December 29, 2018

I've sometimes read that some people seem to think that abstracts are easy, just splashing paint on and viola it's finished. Maybe that's the case for some but I find them challenging at times. Fortunately I'm not alone in this as other artists have expressed their dif...

November 24, 2018

There are many ways to create a sketchbook and it is very personal how it will develop and end up looking. Even though there are many who share their sketchbook work it can be a place of privacy, a place of healing, or a place where it is open only to a select few.

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