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  • Christmas Paintings - Ready for our Christmas Cards

    Christmas is approaching and we have been preparing our Christmas cards.  Here are three paintings all ready for photographing into a card format,...
  • Teapots

    Tips for painting fast and loose in acrylics.
  • Autumn Woodlands

    In class this term we have been painting fast and loose.  These paintings created by our Bradley class are just some of the images produced for ou...
  • What is Fluid Art?

      The best way to explain Fluid Art is to demonstrate it but essentially it is a technique used with acrylic paint where you add a pouring medium a...
  • Mixing White vs. Titanium White - Why Use Mixing White to Paint Eyes?

    What is the difference? I have recently been asked about mixing white.  The difference between mixing white and titanium white is that mixing whit...
  • Painting Fur and Feathers in Acrylic

      As I'm writing this blog Dotty came and sat on the keyboard, she loves to help!  So I thought as I'm blogging about fur I would capture her, you ...
  • How to Paint Realistic Cats Eyes in Acrylic

    Tiger – by John K. Thorne – Flickr   I've had a 'how to paint eyes' query in class and as I have lost all the old blogs when I moved websites I th...
  • Fluid Art Materials

    I thought I would do a quick blog on some of the Materials that I use for my fluid art Workshops so people who have been to them can reproduce wha...
  • Varnishing Acrylic Paintings

    Why Varnish your Paintings?  Not only does varnish protect your paintings it also brings out the colour and makes it look finished. So varnishin...