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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.

Acrylic paints for artists

Acrylic paints for artists

Looking at Acrylics Jane recently looked at brushes best suited to acrylic paints. This article reviews the acrylic paint ranges themselves from:...

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Brushes for oil paints

Brushes for oil paints

Brushes - part 3 - for Oil Paints ...brushes for the thicker medium of oil paints Oil paints are thinker than other painting mediums - Jane...

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Watercolour brushes

Watercolour brushes

Brushes ...overlooked by beginners, treasured by experience! Jane starts a mini series on brushes. This time she is looking at the ranges of...

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Framing Vellum Indentures

Framing Vellum Indentures

Framing Indentures We frame a lot of unusual items and these came in fitting that description. There were 4 of them and they are indentures which I...

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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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