Of all the artist colours, black may well have the longest history. Charcoal, soot, and charred animal bones were used in the earliest prehistoric cave paintings. Today, there ...On 27 November 2020 / By Evie Hatch
Before the 19th century, Ultramarine Blue pigment was made with lapis lazuli, a luminous blue mineral mined in Afghanistan. The name derives from the Latin ultra (beyond) and ...On 5 November 2019 / By Evie Hatch
While most ranges of oil paint contain two or three whites, Gamblin produce ten: nine from their Artist Oil Range plus one FastMatte White Alkyd Oil Paint. We ...On 25 September 2017 / By Julie Caves
Apply Art Spectrum Colourfix Primer to practically any surface to create an excellent painting substrate for soft pastels. The fine tooth holds a lot of pastel without being ...On 22 February 2017 / By Julie Caves
A semi-transparent, slightly milky, dark cool green – the Williamsburg Viridian is a great colour for painting foliage and seascapes. It is also a wonderful mixing colour: with ...On 16 February 2017 / By Julie Caves
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