• Session Times

    March 19, 2019

    The busy schedules and lifestyles that we all now have is reflected in my new session schedules. All my sessions have moved away from fixed dates and timeslots. I want to reach out to all aspiring and skilled artisits and help you reach your absolute potential. Now and Then Fine Art is personal and focused… Read more »

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  • Ultimate Guide to Watercolour Painting for Beginners

    November 17, 2016
    Sofia - watercolour art classes

    Like any painting style, becoming an expert doesn’t just happen overnight. Even J.M.W Turner had to start somewhere and as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. The main thing to keep in mind with watercolour painting is that it’s okay to mistakes. It is through making mistakes that you will learn the most. Hopefully with… Read more »

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  • A Guide to Watercolour Brushes

    October 12, 2016
    guide to watercolour brushes

    A brush consists of three parts: the tuft, the ferrule and the handle. The tuft is a bundle of animal hairs or synthetic fibres tied tightly together at the base; The ferrule is a metal sleeve that surrounds the tuft, gives the tuft its cross sectional shape, provides mechanical support under pressure, and protects from… Read more »

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  • Watercolour Painting Tools

    September 28, 2016
    watercolour painting tools

    Watercolour paint consists of four principal ingredients: pigments, natural or synthetic, mineral or organic; Arabic gum as a binder to hold the pigment in suspension and fix the pigment to the painting surface; additives like glycerin, ox gall, honey, preservatives: to alter the viscosity, hiding, durability or color of the pigment and vehicle mixture; and… Read more »

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  • A History of Watercolour

    September 22, 2016
    Leaves - adult art classes

    Watercolor (US) or watercolour (UK and Commonwealth), also aquarelle from French, is a painting method. A watercolor is the medium or the resulting artwork in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. The traditional and most common support for watercolor paintings is paper; other supports include papyrus, bark papers, plastics,… Read more »

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