Plans for 2013

With the start of a new year (2013) it’s always good to look at doing something different, new or experimental. With this in mind I thought that I would put together a series of informative articles with information that I hope will be helpful to readers. Subjects that cover things like: Painting techniques – ones…

Sparking Creativity with the Web

I have been producing art pieces in different mediums for quite some time now. Over the years I have taken note of certain books, magazines, galleries, artists and now websites for inspiration. One extremely creative blog I have come across recently is  ‘Colossal‘.  This incredible blog has all types of art and design – work…

Inspirational Art Site

I have recently come across a fantastic site that has some really interesting content. Ranging from art to design, this site has a bit of everything for everyone. I highly recommend that everyone has a quick look through this inspirational art site, although be very careful as this site has potential to consumer a lot…

Cleaning paint brushes

Painting in oils is probably the most exciting and rewarding medium there is, but the downside is the tedious cleaning up process at the end of the day.  Brushes are expensive so it’s worth spending a bit of time looking after them.  Once paint dries in them it’s difficult to get it out.  I tend…

Yupo Paper

I’ve recently come across an interesting “paper” called Yupo. Yupo paper hails from Japan where it’s apparently used for some years but has only recently become more widely used. It takes the form of a plastic like substance and I’ve been using watercolours and inks on it. First you wet it liberally with water, but…