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Canvases

January 11, 2016 Julie Dumbarton

Canvases

You can paint on anything, canvas, paper, board but my preference is canvas. There are a huge amount of different canvases out there, I paint on a cotton duck canvas (you can tell by looking on the back - it has speckles), it's a tight weave so lovely to grip paint but also a smooth surface to paint on. You don’t need to buy cotton duck though, so I'll give you a few pointers to buy your canvases.If you are buying online always check for reviews.  There's no better way of telling how good (or bad!) a canvas is than...


Where do i start?

January 03, 2016 Julie Dumbarton

Where do i start?

  The question I get asked the most about painting is where do I start?   The best advice i can give is to get yourself some basic materials, brushes, canvas, paints and a few jam jars. I have been painting professionally for over 20 years now, and have always specialised in oils but I can give advice on most mediums.  So over the next few weeks I’ll start from the beginning! Materials are so important, you will have to choose a medium and brushes so lets get you started. I love a Vincent Van Gogh quote “If you can...