Art Candy - JMW Turner

JMW Turner (1775 - 1851) was an English painter and watercolourist whose influence was definitely felt far and wide. So much so, that a Japanese company has named a line of watercolours after him.

Art Video of the Week - Black and White in Watercolour

This week, Deb Watson takes us through the mixing of blacks in watercolour. Of course, you can buy blacks, and I do have some on my palettes, but these are often used for particular purposes rather than as a black in the painting. Why? They tend to be dull and shallow, which is often not what you want.

Art Candy - Thomas Mower Martin

Thomas Mower Martin, 1838 - 1934, was a English-born, Canadian landscape painter whose works covered a variety of media including oils and watercolour.

Art Video of the Week - Oil Painting for Beginners

This week, Florent Farges takes us through some of the essential basics of oil painting, why you should try it, why it is safer than you think and how to handle the paints, thinners, and mediums.

SketchBox #8 - A Fineliner Focus

This month's SketchBox arrived, a little later than usual, but it is the tail end of the holiday season. The focus this month is primarily on fineliners, but has a few additional items of interest.

Art Candy - Mikhail Larionov

Dipping into the world of Russian avant-garde art, this week I'm featuring Mikhail Larionov, 1881 - 1964.

Christmas Gift - Bombay India Inks

I've had the Dr. P. H. Martin's Bombay India Inks on my Amazon wish list for a while and, this year, I got them as a Christmas gift from my sin-laws. So, were they what I was hoping they would be?

Art Video of the Week - Painting Fireworks!

It's the last day of 2018 and, as it is a suitable subject for New Year's Eve, I thought I would highlight this video on painting fireworks in watercolour.