Category: How To’s

How I organise paint tubes and colours

Paint pots. Paint tubes. All the brands, and all the colours, in all the sizes! I swear I could open an art shop if I wanted to with the material I have at home, though I do know people worse than me for hoarding (*cough* mum). 
Here are a few ways that I organise my…
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How to Commission a Painting

Picking a painting that you want to fill a specific space can be hard. Does it go with the decor? Does it sort-of go with the rest of the paintings it’s near? Does this sound familiar: I’ve found something that I nearly love 100% but I’d really rather a bit was a different colour, or…
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How to Make Custom Cardboard Boxes to Post Framed Artwork for Couriers (I do this for Saatchi Art Sales)

Here is a short video I filmed that shows how I keep your paintings safe when I post them to you. The main reason I decided to film this was for the benefit of other artists, so that you can see how to create custom cardboard boxes to safely ship framed artwork and avoid damage.…
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Strathmore Artist Workshops

I’ve discovered this little gem online: Strathmore Artist Workshops It’s a series of short, basic interactive online workshops. It’s presented in video format, with written instructions alongside, and templates as well for those who don’t want to practise sketching (just painting). My personal preference is always to draw from scratch, so I had a go…
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