Martlets Snowdogs (?) Are Coming Back

Following the success of Snowdogs by the Sea, Martlets Hospice are pleased to announce they are doing another trail in 2018!! “We know Snowdogs captured the hearts and minds of the people in Brighton & Hove, they truly fell in love with each and every sculpture. Not only did the Snowdogs manage to raise a … Read more Martlets Snowdogs (?) Are Coming Back

Photo Editing – Rotate, Crop and Resize

One of the things that I have learnt since becoming involved with the aAc website is the difficulty many artists have in submitting images of a suitable size and format for uploading to websites. On a personal level I have always used Photoshop, which is invaluable for printing purposes, but is a bit heavyweight for … Read more Photo Editing – Rotate, Crop and Resize

Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums

For the aAc Summer Exhibition, and Old and New, I thought that I might revert to oils, something I haven’t used for several years. I decided on a theme for the exhibitions and proceeded to work on four seperate canvases. All was going well until I started to move things around, which I do a lot, and adding in details. Smeared paint, paint on heel of hand and shirt cuffs, despite using a support, and shortage of time. I realised I needed to speed up the drying time. So a Google search led me to Liquin.

Having taken delivery yesterday then came the realisation that I had no idea how to actually use it. Being male I don’t RTFM however I did notice that my wife went to YouTube everytime she needed to know how to do something, she has just started doing mosaics. So next step was a search on Google for “liquin YouTube” and voila I had the answer.

Today I have been making adjustments and adding details to my paintings confident that they will be completed, and dry, by the start of the exhibitions.