Oil paint is surrounded by a fair bit of mysticism, which can be confronting for those looking to try painting with oils for the first time. Steeped in tradition, oil paint and has been popular among some of our greatest artists throughout history. Famous artists such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Klimt, or even Monet painted almost exclusively in oils. So, because of its historical significance, oil painting has been one of the most celebrated and admired forms of art throughout centuries.
Varnishing Using Gamvar Thursday, 21 September 2023
So, you have finished your masterpiece, now what? Maybe your painting has a somewhat inconsistent sheen across its surface, or maybe you want to protect the work for the historians looking over it in a thousand years. Either way, varnishing your work is a good idea. With so many varnishes out there, what is the best one to use? Read on to find out more!
There are numerous types of white oil paint, each are sourced from different pigments, and each perform differently. Unfortunately, there is no perfect white for all artists - each white has its own benefits and trade-offs. In this blog, we will run you through the different types of white and how they may serve you and your art practice.
What is Solvent? Saturday, 16 September 2023
Many oil painters would consider solvents as an essential element of their toolkit, but what is it? How is it used? If you have questions about the safety of solvents, solvent alternatives, or simply which solvent to choose - the Art to Art team is here to answer them!
A Guide to Gesso Thursday, 14 September 2023
The abundance of materials we use to prepare our painting surfaces can seem confusing, terms like priming and undercoating is bewildering if you are new to painting. Yet preparing your painting surface is an important part of the process and will aid the overall absorption, application, health, and longevity of your painting. Read on for the answers to all your questions about gesso uses, types and
At Art to Art, we stock a large variety of Moleskine Products. Moleskine is a legendary style of notebook made exclusively by Moleskine. Moleskine’s replicate products used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and Bruce Chatwin. You can see our entire range here. My name is Danny, I am an employee at Art to Art and I am a huge fan on the Moleskine brand. However, there is a slight learning curve to understanding each of the products. I am here to teach you the difference between each product and what they are designed for. We can help set you up for success.
Any creative person may discover the ideal tool for the job thanks to the enormous selection of acrylic paints available on the market. But it might be confusing to know which acrylic paint to use with so many different brands and varieties available. Art to Art carries a large variety of different acrylic paints, this article seeks to describe the three basic types of acrylic and the advantages and applications of each.
Art journaling is a wonderful way to tap into your creative side and express yourself artistically. So, if you’re stuck with ideas for your visual art diary, we’ve got you covered! We'll explore ten simple yet inspiring unique art journal ideas that will ignite your imagination and make your art journal truly special. From beautiful watercolour paintings to using dried flowers, there's something for everyone. Read on.
Having a clean workspace is essential for all artists. That’s why we’ve brought you the ultimate guide on how to clean a paint palette. This is a simple yet essential practice that can make a world of difference in your creative journey. Don't worry, we're here to make it easy and enjoyable for you. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps of cleaning wooden, acrylic, and oil paint palettes. Get ready to say goodbye to stubborn paint stains and hello to a fresh, ready-to-use paint palette!
What is Yupo Paper? Thursday, 18 May 2023
If you’re an art lover, you’ve probably come across the term ‘Yupo paper’. This unique surface has been gaining popularity in the art world for its ability to produce one-of-a-kind art pieces. But what is Yupo paper? Let us delve into everything you need to know about this type of art paper so you can begin your Yupo art journey! Curious to find out more? Read on!