March 19, 2019 | by diane
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 on you.
November 17, 2016 | by excitemedia
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 this list of supplies and application techniques, you will be more than ready to start your watercolour painting today.
October 12, 2016 | by excitemedia
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 water wearing down the glue joint between the trimmed, flat base of the tuft and the handle;
- The lacquered wood handle, which is typically shorter in a watercolour brush than in an oil painting brush, has a distinct shape—widest just behind the ferrule and tapering to the tip.
September 28, 2016 | by excitemedia
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
- solvent, the substance used to thin or dilute the paint for application and that evaporates when the paint hardens or dries.
September 22, 2016 | by excitemedia
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, vellum or leather, fabric, wood, and canvas.
Watercolours are usually transparent, and appear luminous because the pigments are laid down in a relatively pure form with few fillers obscuring the pigment colors.