5 Ways to Get Past Art Block for Good

Painting is a wonderful way to bring your ideas out of your mind and into the real world. But what if you don’t have any ideas? Rather than...

How to Determine Good Quality Watercolours

Whether you’re in the market for new watercolour paints or not, it’s always handy to know how to pick out good-quality paints! In this blog post, I’ll share...

Pairing the Right Paper to a Medium

As many artists know, selecting the right surface to make art on is just as important as choosing the right paints! Here, I’ll show which watercolour papers pair...

How to Outline with Colour

In a previous blog, we explored how the line quality of a painting’s linework affects its atmosphere. For part two, we’ll look at lines outside of the ink...

Different Types of Outlines

So you’ve decided to add linework to your painting. However, have you ever explored using different types of line quality? In today’s blog, I’ll show you some of...

How Paper Size Affects a Painting

One of the first things to consider when starting a new painting is the size of your canvas or paper. But how does size affect the painting, in...

4 Tips in Painting Backgrounds

Although not every superhero needs a sidekick, a good sidekick can act as a good complement to the hero! I find the same rings true for backgrounds and...

How Framing Affects a Painting

A painting can be good by itself, but a good frame can make it great. In this blog, we’ll explore how a frame affects the look and feel...

Inking First vs. Painting First

If you’re an artist who likes to pair ink drawing with watercolour painting, then I’m sure you know the age-old conundrum: Should you ink first, or paint first?...

Art on the Go: Making Art Whenever, Wherever

They say art is a form of practise, like law or medicine, because it’s ever-changing. In addition, discoveries can be made and learned through practice. So what’s a...