Latest in Painting Innovations Go Bush

Last week C&B Alice Springs and RAFT Art Space hosted a number of exciting free informative art events that covered the latest innovations in artist paints. Hands on demonstrations on colour, pigments and paint creation; new possibilities for artists who use oils; and the latest innovations in acrylics were presented by experts in their field.…

Watch the Video – Marco Luccio printing one of the etchings from The Garden of Sorrows

  2.47min video of Marco Luccio  printing one of the etchings from The Garden of Sorrows   Artist MARCO LUCCIO has collaborated with award-winning author JOHN HUGHES and brought to life fourteen mesmerising fables with 80 original etchings, 60 of which feature in the hardcover book of same name. Stay tuned for  the documentary on Marco’s work at…

Adam Lee – Acrylics & Oils Demo

Adam Lee – Painting with Acrylics & Oils Our demo this week was presented by Adam Lee, who generously took time out from preparing for his upcoming show at Kaliman Rawlins to talk about the way he works from acrylic to oils in his beautifully moody paintings. Adam showed us really specific ways to use…

Helen Johnson acrylic painting demo

Demonstration with Liquitex, Matisse and ARA acrylic paints and mediums Last Thursday we hosted a demonstration of acrylic painting techniques by Helen Johnson, an artist with an ever rising profile both in Australia and internationally (and an Abbotsford local). Helen was incredibly generous, sharing her own personal methods for using acrylic paint, mixing colours, and using…

It’s all about painting this October

  We have some great things happening this month: Belle Arti Art Prize – Call for Entries from October 1 for the 5th Annual Belle Arti Prize. All entrants will receive a free stretched linen canvas. A  $5000 National acquisitive prize. All registered entries will be hung and invited to the Belle Arti Prize exhibition and opening celebration. Get prepared. Come along to…

Workshops & Demonstrations | Chapman & Bailey

Book an Encaustic Painting Workshop this October/November

  this october / november encaustic workshops for beginners and the more experienced Fantastic beginners weekend encaustic workshop in October with artist Marieke Dench. Great value in-depth foundation course. This course gives you a terrific skill base for our advanced courses coming in November. U.S. encaustic artist and tutor Shawna Moore will be running rare advanced encaustic weekend workshops…

Belle Arti Gesso Panels – Picture Perfect from Italy

Chapman and Bailey love Belle Arti Gesso Panels. These Italian made panels  are perfect for a broad variety of techniques. Handmade, and finished with a smooth polished surface, they are great to work on with encaustics paints, acrylics, pencil, oil painting, paintsticks, even watercolours or ink. The fine surface gives a beautiful surface for detail. Made…

R&F paint stick workshop | Chapman & Bailey

R&F’s Oil Sticks also know as Pigment Sticks

Chapman and Bailey R&F’s oil sticks were dubbed “Pigment Sticks.” They were intended to be as close to oil paint as possible; to be super-soft and creamy so that with little effort they could be manipulated like a lush oil paint. An oil painter’s dream come true but it’s not easy getting there. The formulations…

Cedar Artist Stretchers

Western Red Cedar is the definitely the choice timber to make artist stretcher frames with. It is stable, light, resists mold, moisture and insect infestation. Chapman & Bailey produce mitre shouldered mortise and tenon jointed cedar stretchers that use timber wedges to expand the corners and braces connections. They produce cedar stretchers in 4 different…

Artist Stretchers | Chapman & Bailey

Sustainable stretcher frame of mind

Imagine the joy when sighting 480 cm lengths of timber along the docking bench and seeing them dead straight all the way. Laminating three strips of finger joined blocks of Arakaria (Hoop Pine) lengthwise creates the straightest lengths of timber to make stretcher arms true and stable. Each stretcher bar from Chapman and Bailey is…