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Pink Pig Sketchbooks

Pink Pig Sketchbooks

Popular sketchbooks Jane says a few words about the popular range of Pink Pig sketchbooks - prompted by a new delivery to the Market Place shop.Silk...

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Pebeo Marbling Inks

Pebeo Marbling Inks

Jane looks at Pebeo Marbling Inks.What do I need to achieve a marbling effect on paper? I’m going to look at Pebeo’s marbling inks. There are nine...

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Gesso – buy or make?

Gesso – buy or make?

Last week Jane looked at making and using egg tempera. In a similar vein, this week she looks at gesso - making your own or buying it.What is gesso...

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Egg tempera

Egg tempera

Jane takes a look at using tempera (or egg tempera) as a medium for painting. It was replaced by oil paints centuries ago but, for aspiring artists,...

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Cleaning brushes

Cleaning brushes

In this blog Jane takes a look at cleaning your brushes. She uses acrylics and has found that soapy warm water does the trick and then a good rinse...

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Neocolor wax crayons

Neocolor wax crayons

Rather good wax pastels Neocolor wax crayons - these rather good wax pastels are available in permanent or water soluble.Water soluble colours...

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Page layouts

Page layouts

Jane shares a page layout project from her college days where she practiced the art of laying out a page for various purposes. Largley a...

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Using tracing paper

Using tracing paper

Jane said "I have used tracing paper for a few projects and I thought it would be a good medium to take a closer look at."What is tracing paper?...

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Using acetate for drawing

Using acetate for drawing

Acetate is a great medium Recently Jane has talked us through using different papers for acrylics & oils, watercolours, pastels & chalk. She...

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Drawing Buildings

Drawing Buildings

Love drawing buildings Jane loves drawing buildings and here shows, and talks about, some examples she has done over the years.Using perspective is...

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Music for framing…

Music for framing…

Celebrating pictures framers Groglass, a supplier to custom framers everywhere has created a new song / video to celebrate the work of the framing...

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What is pouring medium?

What is pouring medium?

The next big art craze - have you experimented yet?Jane said "At the moment a big art craze is pouring medium so, as I know little about this...

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Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers

Painting by numbers and why is it so popular  Today Jane talks about Painting by Numbers. You might think that Jane, as an accomplished artist,...

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Our Gallery has moved floors

Our Gallery has moved floors

New, lighter, airier galleryWe have been keeping ourselves busy, in a Covid secure fashion, and have moved our gallery upstairs on to the first...

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Plaster figure restoration

Plaster figure restoration

Restoring a plaster figureThis plaster figure was brought in broken, tatty and badly worn. We have filled it, glued it and re-painted it so it looks...

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Colour Wheels

Colour Wheels

Why use a colour wheel? This week Jane takes a quick look at colour wheels. Depending on the types of art you create and your 'eye for colour' you...

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