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PAINTING

Brush up on your painting.

We’re immensely proud of the paints we stock, which have all been selected due to their quality, reliability, and rich range of colours.

Our comprehensive range includes watercolour, gouache, fabric paint, craft paint, oil and acrylic paint from leading brands like Winsor & Newton, Daler Rowney, Sennelier and Pebeo.

It’s not just paint, if you’re looking for a reliable easel, canvas, medium, primer or brush – you’ll find it here too.

PAINTING supplies

"Art washes from the soul the dust of daily life."

Picasso

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  • Art Handbooks Flowers in Water Colour

    The Art Handbooks provide the best in art tuition in a small, handy format, covering all the major aspects of painting and drawing in various media. There is excellent advice on what materials are needed and on basic techniques, followed by step-by-step demonstrations with clear photographs of each stage and easy to follow instructions.

    Wendy Tait's excellent introduction to painting flowers in watercolour provides an inspirational and practical guide to producing beautiful flower paintings in this medium. There is clear information on what materials you need and on choosing colours, composition and painting terms such as counterchange, lost and found edges and aerial perspective. Skills are then built up through seven beautiful step by step demonstrations including primroses, pansies and heather, anemones, cyclamen, roses and a mixed bunch of flowers. Beginners can use the book as a course in watercolour flower painting, while more experienced artists will be inspired by the beautiful paintings and expert advice.

    The Art Handbooks were originally published in a larger format as the best-selling Step by Step Leisure Arts series.

    £4.49
  • Art Handbooks Paint with Pastels

    Pick up a pastel - and start painting! Peter Coombs shows how easy it is using over 75 step-by-step photographs and a variety of inspirational pictures.

    Pastels are fun, versatile and easy to use. Strokes and squiggles of colour can be blended to create beautiful skies, waterscapes and landscapes, and details can be added easily using broad and thin lines. By merging and overlaying colours you can create soft velvety tones, rich textured or subtle effects, atmosphere, light and movement. This invaluable guide takes you through all the stages of creating a painting, from simple strokes and blending techniques to creating perspective and atmosphere. Four easy-to-follow practical demonstrations help you gain confidence and build up skills, illustrating all the techniques you need to know...so pick up your pastels and paint!

    £4.49
  • Art Handbooks Painting with Acrylics

    Wendy Jelbert has written a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to creating beautiful pictures in acrylics, covering all the basic techniques and more.

    Acrylics are versatile and can be used in many different ways; they also have unique qualities and can be painted on to canvas, paper, wood or board. Using a sequence of inspirational pictures and specially commissioned step-by-step photographs, Wendy Jelbert shows how to use this medium to create pure acrylic, scumbling and impasto effects, blended washes, glazes of colour and more. She takes you through all the stages of creating a painting, from the basic brushwork to final details, illustrating how to capture light and shade, tone and form. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to develop your own style and techniques with this invaluable guide.

    £4.49
  • Art Handbooks Painting with Oils

    Noel Gregory has written a comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to creating beautiful pictures in oils, using over 80 step-by-step photographs and a variety of inspirational paintings.

    Over 80 step-by-step photographs take you through all the basics with helpful demonstrations which clearly illustrate how to paint skies, landscapes, flowers and animals. You will learn about the materials you need, how to start, using a limited palette, using photographs as inspiration, and creating perspective, tone, light and shade. Whatever your skill level, you will be able to develop your own style with this invaluable, easy-to-follow guide.

    £4.49
  • Art Handbooks Painting with Water Colours

    Learn how to capture the beauty, luminosity and sheer beauty of watercolours with this easy-to-follow step-by-step guide.

    William Newton provides an inspirational and practical guide to painting beautiful watercolours and shows how to capture the exciting qualities of this wonderful medium. Using over 60 step-by-step photographs he illustrates all the basic techniques, explaining how to create transparent washes, luminous colours, light, shade and atmosphere. The book takes you through all the stages of painting a picture, from simple brush strokes to final details. Whatever your skill level you will be able to develop your own style using the demonstrations and exercises featured in these pages.

    £4.49
  • Art Handbooks Perspective

    Renowned artist, Ray Campbell Smith has written an excellent introduction to perspective that will be invaluable for all artists. Beginning with basic perspective, he covers the eye level line, vanishing points, basic constructions and shadows. We then progress to elipses, curves and curvilinear objects such as boats, with plenty of advice on how to simplify difficult shapes. The section on reflections will be invaluable to landscape artists. There is then a section on aerial perspective, detailing the use of tone and colour to create depths in a painting. The final section on stretching the rules shows how unconventional perspective can produce dramatic compositions. There are exercises along the way to help artists to improve their accuracy, and plenty of painted and drawn examples. Beginners to drawing and painting will find this an essential introduction, and more experienced artists will learn many tips and techniques to improve their drawing and paintings skills.

    £4.49
  • Art Handbooks Water in Water Colour

    Joe Dowden shows how to capture water in all its moods from quiet ponds and shallow puddles to babbling brooks and slow-moving rivers. Using over 80 step-by-step photographs and a variety of inspirational paintings, he clearly illustrates all the techniques - from laying an initial wash to adding the final details. There is clear information on what materials you need and on composition, using colour and on types of water. There are then clear step by step demonstrations on painting deep water, lively water and shallow water, and there are plenty of beautiful inspirational paintings besides. All watercolour landscape artists need to know how to paint water, and Joe Dowden is an expert teacher, showing how to create the effect of water of all kinds using simple techniques.

    £4.49