This article looks at workplace stress and gives tips on how we might beat it.
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 review of Rembrandt soft pastels, written by a professional artist.
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.
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 artist's easels detailing 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, 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 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.
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 the wheel - we made the mistakes for you.
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.
Fed up with sprouts boiled to a mush? This article give you five simple, tasty brussels sprouts recipes - no mush in sight.
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 article tells you how...