Monthly Archives: March 2013

Do we really need Gesso?

In short yes, but depending on what paint you are using there may be an alternative to canvas or linen if you prefer fabric supports. According to Liquitex, “Surface Preparations are used to seal, prime and add tooth (for color adhesion) to all surfaces such as canvas, wood, paper and metal. This same preparation is […]

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Short Thoughts – Can painting learn anything from knitting?

My mum is a bit of knitter when her arthritic fingers allow for a good run when knitting a jumper, which she has done on more than one occasion for me, as well as other family members and friends. She recently gave me a jumper she’d knitted in my chosen colour, where she’d incorporated a […]

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Short Thoughts – The Mature Artist – A Definition

In a previous post I introduced the topic of ‘The Mature Artist’. Since then I’ve been asked specifically what that means to me, which prompted me to attempt a definition. Here it is. I dare say I’ll update this as time passes! “I think a mature artist is one who has critically evaluated themselves and […]

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I Was Asked – To Hang Some Doors

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I Was Asked – To Make A Replacement Door Canopy

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I Was Asked – To Paint The Number 16

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