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[...]
Busting the Myths of Oil Painting: Fat over Lean
Scared of Oils Updated November 2017A recent article in a main UK art magazine made me remember why I took[...]
Top Tips for Painting from Photos
  Many artists work with or from photos. Many artist hate the thought and swear by painting from life only.[...]
Busting the Myths of Oil Painting: Starting Out
Many people ask me how to get started in oil paints. I have written on this topic before as I[...]
Oil Painting: What’s in a (Brand) Name
Updated March 2018Working with good quality paint does not make you paint better and become rich and famous, does it?[...]

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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Practical Painting Quotes
  To make your painting a success you need 3 things: you need to know why you want to paint[...]
Colour at Incamminati
In the past couple of blog articles I have been exploring colour a little. But there is this one place[...]
Graphite Pencils Explained
As I am working on a graphite and charcoal drawing at the moment I thought you might find it useful[...]
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 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[...]