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Art Video of the Week - So you can't draw?

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I hear this all the time, people tell me that they can't draw, they don't have the talent for it. I used to say the very same thing. The thing is, drawing is a skill, one that you have to develop over time, but it is one that each of us can learn if we just overcome that initial fear.

Art Video of the Week - Good Brush Habits

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This week, Mark Carder of " Draw Mix Paint " talks us through good brush habits and how to load your paint, for oil painters.

Art Candy - JMW Turner

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JMW Turner (1775 - 1851) was an English painter and watercolourist whose influence was definitely felt far and wide. So much so, that a Japanese company has named a line of watercolours after him.

Art Video of the Week - Black and White in Watercolour

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This week, Deb Watson takes us through the mixing of blacks in watercolour. Of course, you can buy blacks, and I do have some on my palettes, but these are often used for particular purposes rather than as a black in the painting. Why? They tend to be dull and shallow, which is often not what you want.

Art Candy - Thomas Mower Martin

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Thomas Mower Martin, 1838 - 1934, was a English-born, Canadian landscape painter whose works covered a variety of media including oils and watercolour.

Art Video of the Week - Oil Painting for Beginners

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This week, Florent Farges  takes us through some of the essential basics of oil painting, why you should try it, why it is safer than you think and how to handle the paints, thinners, and mediums.

SketchBox #8 - A Fineliner Focus

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This month's SketchBox arrived, a little later than usual, but it is the tail end of the holiday season. The focus this month is primarily on fineliners, but has a few additional items of interest.

Art Candy - Mikhail Larionov

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Dipping into the world of Russian avant-garde art, this week I'm featuring Mikhail Larionov, 1881 - 1964.

Christmas Gift - Bombay India Inks

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I've had the Dr. P. H. Martin's Bombay India Inks on my Amazon wish list for a while and, this year, I got them as a Christmas gift from my sin-laws. So, were they what I was hoping they would be?