Do you know about egg tempera and iconography? As I’ve travelled on my art and craft journey, I took classes on a range of art mediums, such as a drawing class, and a botanical illustration class. A painting medium I sought to find more information about was egg tempera. This is the paint medium used in iconography. For a number of months, I took lessons about … [Read more...] about Egg tempera and iconography – a learning experience
Learning botanical illustration was another art genre I tried on my path to finding my art and craft niche. I enrolled in an art class with a tutor at a local art school. This is what I learnt. Why learn botanical illustration? Botanical illustration consists of drawing, and water colour painting. While I had taken drawing classes, I knew little about water colour … [Read more...] about Learn botanical illustration – what does it involve?
UPDATED: 16 August, 2021 Have you got a set of Derwent Inktense blocks? You love the colours but don't know which ones belong on the colour wheel? This post will show you the colours of the 72 blocks in the Derwent Inktense range. The colours have been sorted into colour wheel colour family groups and neutral colours. This has been done to help you create your artwork. … [Read more...] about The colours of Derwent Inktense blocks – a closer look
To help you try different art mediums so that you can find your niche, I'm sharing with you the mediums that I tried on my art and craft journey. Use my experience - and if you can, try painting glass jars. You'll find you might like it. You'll certainly have some colourful jars to gift or use as art and craft supplies holders, stationery holders, or LED light … [Read more...] about How to paint glass jars in 5 steps