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PAINTBOX ART SUPPLIES GUIDE: OIL PAINTING MEDIUMS

OIL PAINTING MEDIUMS & SOLVENTS This Oil Painting Mediums Guide aims to give a broad overview of some useful and interesting information about working in this medium. Oil paint is a special medium that gives beautiful results. With a bit of understanding of the structure, the best way to use it, how to modify your colour with … Continued

PAINTBOX ART SUPPLIES GUIDE: DANIEL SMITH, LIGHTFASTNESS AND PIGMENT CONCERNS

At the PaintBox we specialise in pigments and raw materials so it was of concern to us when customers raised concerns about the recent discussions on social media concerning the exact nature and source of pigments that are used to formulate Daniel Smith Primatek watercolour and the levels of lightfastness their colours possess. Our fellow artists … Continued

THE PAINTBOX GUIDE TO WATERCOLOUR PAINTS AND WATERCOLOUR MEDIUMS

Watercolour paint is made up of finely ground pigment suspended in a binder made of distilled water and gum Arabic (a gum that is extracted from 2 species of the acacia tree) together with a humectant. The acacia gum, or gum Arabic, acts as the glue that binds the pigment to the substrate it is … Continued

THE PAINTBOX GUIDE TO ARTISTS ACRYLIC PAINT, INKS AND ACRYLIC MEDIUMS

Acrylic Paint is made of pigment suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion. They are faster drying than oils, and are more easily manipulated with the use of a wide variety of mediums available for acrylic painting technique. Acrylics were first developed in the mid-1930s and boasted a mixture of qualities also possessed by either watercolour … Continued

THE PAINTBOX GUIDE TO SOLVENTS

Below is a brief guide to other ingredients that you might mix with oil to make your own oil painting mediums based on traditional recipes. What is the difference between White Spirits, Odourless or Low Toxic Solvents and Turpentine? Solvents can be divided into two main categories: Those that are extracted from pine trees and … Continued

THE PAINTBOX GUIDE TO SELECTING BRUSHES

At The PaintBox art supplies shop you can choose from an extensive range of natural and synthetic fine art brushes & palette knives from the best brush makers around the world. The great variety of artist brushes we sell at The PaintBox for painters who work with oils, acrylics and watercolour has steadily grown over … Continued

ADELAIDE HILLS LANDSCAPE PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

Some classic advice from Maggi Hambling “You know the thing Brancusi said…it isn’t difficult to make a piece of art, the difficulty lies in being in the right state to do it…. a sort of emptying myself of all my baggage so that the subject, whether it’s a person or a wave, or whatever it … Continued

WHY OIL PAINT IS SO EXPENSIVE?

Ever wondered why oil paint is so expensive despite being just a mixture of oil & pigment? Watch this interesting video from Business Insider exploring the topic in detail.

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SALA Open Studio and Exhibition at The PaintBox

SALA Open Studio and Exhibition at The PaintBox   Opening Friday, 16th August at 5.00 pm   ALISON WAYE, Artist in Residence at The PaintBox   Please join us to celebrate SALA 2919 with some wonderful live and kicking South Australian artists! Drop in to say hello and have a drop of bubbly and check … Continued