This article, from Georgina Crawford, a British artist shows you haw to paint a semi abstract landscape of water, trees and stepping stones, using acrylic paints and pre prepared canvas.
A step-by-step article explaining how to paint a snow scene using pastels. Written by a UK pastel artist.
A review of Rembrandt soft pastels, written by a professional artist.
This article explains what a pochade box is and looks at some different types and the contents you may wish to use for pastel painting.
A review of the best types of drawing boards or drafting tables for using with pastels painting. Written by a professional pastel artist and teacher.
Mounting and framing work can be time-consuming and expensive for artists. This article looks at a few ways to cut mats for your art work, from pre cut mats through to mat cutters.
This article explains how to draw a Jack Russell from a photograph. The technique focusses on using Unison pastels with Faber-Castell Pitt pencils and creates a realistic looking dog portrait.
A comparison of different artists easels deatiling which easel is best for which occasion.
This article looks at five different ways of enlarging photographs so that you can draw them. The methods range from the very cheap, requiring no special equipment, to those using professional enlargers.
This article looks at some of the best pastel papers around that professional artists use. It looks at the qualities and the drawbacks of each type of paper.
This article talks you through a painting, explaining in detail how the artist acheived the finished piece, by underpainting pastels with watercolours to add depth and vibrancy to the work.
This article, written by a successful artist tells you how to set up an art workshop and add a valuable income stream to your art business.
This article gives step-by-step instructions for how to paint the ocean, including waves, spray, foam and rocks.
This article talks you through step by step instructions to enable you to paint water using soft pastels. The author regularly sells and exhibits her paintings, as well as teaches pastel workshops in Devon
A short article full of facts about Lambrini.
This article looks at the many features of the Cobb oven and why they are such a great idea for camping.
I love my Yukon river 4 tent. it's big enough to be really comfortable, but not so big that it's unmanageable. And there's a great video clip that shows how easy it is to pitch. happy camping.
A fact based article that looks at symptoms of vaginal itch and their causes.
This article looks at the horoscope spread for reading the Tarot cards. This means it delves into every part of your life to see what is underpinning everything, and what the future holds for you.
a step by step article covering the technique of painting wet into wet with oils.
A step by step article teaching you how to draw beach and a shell in pastels.
This article looks at the signs of alcoholism and the types of alcoholic. it also gives you pointers to decide whether or not you have a problem and how to quit.
A fun article giving you techniques to enable you to draw dogs yourself.
This article looks at the pros and cons of top selling cross trainers.
A really easy way to make this tasty, traditional spelt loaf at home. No bread machine involved and minimal effort.
A factual article about doggie incontinence and some of the superb doggie diapers out there on the market. Functional and fashionable for your pooch.
Why bother with Jigsaw puzzles? Revisit this wonderful pastime, often sidelined by modern electronic games. Discover the joys of puzzling.
our story of how we set up The chocolate Bar chocolate shop and continental cafe in oakham, Rutland. It gives you all the information you need on How to set up a chocolate Shop and make it a success. Don't re-invent...
This article gives you all the info you need to know about How to Open a Drive Thru Coffee Shop. having set up a high street coffee house and chocolate shop, i think the Drive-Thru model is a real winner.
A light-hearted article looking at How to Open a Coffee Shop written by people who have done just that and made a success of it. We made the mistakes, so you don't have to.
winter onions are one of the easiest onion crops to grow, producing onions for the kitchen much ealier than spring grown varieties. Pop them in during the autumn and they need virtually no care over winter. this...