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The articles below are intended to give a feel for the services and products sold by Gadsby’s. If you have a requirement which isn’t represented below it doesn’t mean we can’t help. Please call us and ask.

Restoring an Oil Painting

Restoring an Oil Painting

Restoring an oil painting - a multi skilled jobRestoring an oil painting requires a range of skills and techniques. The first task is to identify...

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Multiple double mounts

Multiple double mounts

Cutting a multiple double mountSometimes we have a multiple double mount to cut for a customer. To explain what this is our framer took pictures of...

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Lino Printing

Lino Printing

Jane provides a brief introduction to Lino Printing. What is Lino Printing?  Lino printing is a form of fine art printmaking where the printing...

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Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Jane gives us a quick guide to Oil Pastels and looks at the leading brands. What are oil pastels? They are crayons made up of a soft, oily...

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Ready Made Frames

Ready Made Frames

Do it yourself picture framing using standard ready made framesLast time, Jane looked primarily at custom made frames for your pictures. This...

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Designing postage stamps

Designing postage stamps

When you are looking for ideas...Today Jane shares a college project she did. It is something both children and older artists can try and is great...

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Framing your pictures

Framing your pictures

I have a picture I’d like to get framed, what is the process?Ready made frames or made to measure frames. Jane walks us through the options and...

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Artist’s Sketch Books

Artist’s Sketch Books

It's all about the paper surface Jane sheds some light on the different paper surfaces available in artists sketch books. Some artists will stick...

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Pen and Ink Drawing

Pen and Ink Drawing

Trying new mediums... Jane talks us through another new medium you can try if you want to expand your skill set and discover a new angle for your...

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Sketch book project

Sketch book project

'Old and New' project ...churches and ornate architecture Jane talks us through one of the projects she was given at college. It was simply ‘old and...

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Pencil Sketching

Pencil Sketching

Possibly the most portable medium Pencil sketching is great fun and you don’t need much to get started, if you carry a sketch book with you all the...

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Charcoal drawing

Charcoal drawing

Different types of charcoal Jane tells us of the different types of charcoal that are available. This image shows the most readily available. Left;...

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Pastel and pastel painting

Pastel and pastel painting

In this article Jane talks about and uses pastels which she freely admits are not one of her favourite mediums.Choice of pastels Oil Pastels Oil...

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Art Students – Materials

Art Students – Materials

Students - what you'll need A good percentage of our customers are students and we have a wide range of products that are perfect for them....

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Line & Wash

Line & Wash

Here Jane shows the steps she used to create a line and wash painting. Jane doesn't believe watercolours are her strength, but really enjoys...

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Oil Paints & Mediums

Oil Paints & Mediums

Other oils and mediums In her last post Jane looked at what an artist starting out with oil painting might need to begin. Here she reviews the...

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Oil paint for beginners

Oil paint for beginners

What is oil paint? Oil painting is a process of painting with pigments and using a medium of drying oil as a binder. Drying oils include linseed...

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Lockdown Art

Lockdown Art

Jane has painted a series of pictures using acrylics during the Covid-19 lockdown.Lockdown affects artists too... While I’ve been in lockdown I...

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Perspective

Perspective

Perspective is the art of representing three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface.

This gives the height, width, depth and position in relation to each other.

Perspective has a Latin root meaning “look through “ or “perceive”…

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Handmade Greeting Card

Handmade Greeting Card

How to make this card…

This card is for advanced level. It features a hexagon with iris folded rainbow coloured strips of paper.

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