Painting Tips

This blog is full of painting tips and techniques, product reviews and much more. Many are aimed at beginning artists but there is plenty of the professional as well. The series called Busting the Myths of Oil Painting is very popular and has some lively debates in the comments. There are articles on art materials, pastel and art books. I hope you will find the articles useful and fun.

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Busting the Myths of Oil painting

Busting the Myths of Oil Painting
Busting the Myths of Oil Painting has been a theme throughout this blog for many years. Some of the articles[...]
How to Organise your Oil Painting Palette
Organising your oil painting palette can be a personal thing. But many artists actually set up their palette in very[...]
Busting the Myths of Oil Painting: Supports
An oil painting should be done on canvas, right? Wrong. It can be painted on a whole host of supports[...]
In Defense of Working from Photos
  Image: Rembrandt, The Artist in his Atelier, 1629 I am so pleased that slowly the art world is changing[...]
My Colour Palette
My palette. Some artists can talk about the colours on their palette for hours. Many people ask me which colour[...]

Studio Secrets

Langridge Oil Paint Review
Langridge oil paints are not as widely known as Winsor & Newton or Old Holland paints  yet they are highly[...]
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Colour at Incamminati
In the past couple of blog articles I have been exploring colour a little. But there is this one place[...]
My Extra Special Christmas Selection!
Christmas Gift Guide for Artists (or their loved ones) This is my very own Special Spectacular Christmas Gift Guide I[...]
Painting The Textures of Lace
While I am working on a series of new works for my show at Catto Gallery (spring 2016) I am exploring different[...]
How to Avoid Overworking a Painting
Overworking is a very widely used word amongst painters. People often worry they have overworked something and tutors warn for[...]

Painting with pastel

My Top 12 Pastel Colours
A single brand of pastels will have over 400 colours in their repertoire. And as we have seen, there are[...]


Steal Like an Artist
The other day I cyber-bumped into Austin Kleon on Facebook. As you do. Someone shared a video of Austin Kleon giving[...]