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"Liking this Wray. You must have a great deal of patience, as I find white pens extremely troublesome."
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Which watercolour?

Started by Mark Bedwell in Watercolor Questions & Tips. Last reply by Jess 6 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Hi folks.I'm about to try mixed media using pen & ink and watercolour. Is it worth using cheap beginners grade paint, or am I better of going for some top quality paint instead?MarkREAD MORE

Photographing Horizontal Work

Started by Cubie Lee Maddox in General Art Room. Last reply by Jess 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

I'm new here and I'm trying to figure out the best way to post my work. I need help on how to photograph horizontal work. Most of my work sits on tables or stands.I have a good Nikon camera, but trying to get a good all around balance shot is…READ MORE

Lava Flow Series by qB

Started by Cubie Lee Maddox in Works in Progress 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

As one of the new folk on the block, I thought I would share one of my latest work series in process. We are now experiencing a lava flow just yards away from our town in Pahoa, Hawaii.As an artist and a photographic journalist, I have developed a…READ MORE

What is the difference between Gloss Varnish vs fluid gloss medium and varnish vs gel medium

Started by Harpreet Kaur in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Cubie Lee Maddox 4 hours ago. 3 Replies

Hello Friends,               I want to work on projects related to decoupaging, mixed media, canvas work with acrylic paints. To seal my project I am confused among so many products. Since I would be working on Wood, canvas, metal, paper, ceramic…READ MORE

Coloured Pencil / Pet Portrait help needed pls!! :)

Started by Colette in Drawing Questions & Tips. Last reply by michele josiane martin 4 hours ago. 4 Replies

Hey all. I'm hoping one of the coloured pencil expert peeps can help me out here. I'm a novice coloured pencil user and I'd like to try my hand at a pet/people portrait business. I've started this pic of my friend's puppy as a practice piece, and…READ MORE

Acrylic help

Started by Mareese in Acrylic Questions & Tips. Last reply by Cubie Lee Maddox 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

i use acrylic on canvas, just wondering, if there is anything else i can use other than a fine brush for the delicate bits?READ MORE

Need some help please. Acrylic paint on vinyl garage door

Started by Meredy666 in General Art Room 10 hours ago. 0 Replies

Hi, I'm not used to painting with acrylics and was wondering if I can use it to paint a picture on my garage door for Halloween? Would I be able to wash it off after? Thanks for taking the time to read.READ MORE

Turtle complete...

Started by Dallas Nyberg in Works in Progress. Last reply by Colette 11 hours ago. 4 Replies

The turtle section completed.. thank goodness!.... now it's on to rendering the seabed and other goodies...The photo is of the whole canvas - 30" x 24".The studio light flared the left corner a bit...I will not post any more photos now until it's…READ MORE

"In Your Style" ~ Flamingo Style Challenge ~ 10-27-2014

Started by Jo Flockton in Style Challenge. Last reply by Sheila Dunn 15 hours ago. 2 Replies

Photo courtesy of Lynton Bolton from Paint My Photo,…READ MORE

What is the difference between Gloss Varnish vs fluid gloss medium and varnish vs gel medium

Started by Harpreet Kaur in Mixed Media & Altered Art Questions & Tips yesterday. 0 Replies

Hello Friends,               I want to work on projects related to decoupaging, mixed media, canvas work with acrylic paints. To seal my project I am confused among so many products. Since I would be working on Wood, canvas, metal, paper, ceramic…READ MORE

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