Captivating Encaustic Wax Painting Workshops This November 2015

With the dark skies parting and colour filling our gardens what better time to leave the house and have a weekend of creative bliss and adventure. Artist Marieke Dench is back offering her captivating encaustic wax painting workshops this November at Chapman and Bailey, Melbourne. This rich medium is sure to engage the casual art enthusiast and beginner to the …

Marieke Dench – Free Encaustic Painting Demo May 2nd 2015

We were lucky enough to have Melbourne artist, Marieke Dench here at 420 Johnston Street, giving one of her inspiring encaustics demonstrations. Marieke’s work is ideal to show off the incredibly high pigment load in r&f paints, as she uses colour in such a beautiful way. Marieke explained the basic principles of encaustic, how to use its combination of beeswax …

Mateja Simenko – Free Watercolour Demo March 12th 2015

Mateja has a comprehensive understanding of water colour, and her knowledge allows her to work with total spontaneity and lightness. Likewise this demo was filled with information, presented in the most accessible way. I had quite a few “’Äha!!’” moments as Mateja explained exactly why better materials actually do produce better results, as paints, brushes and paper work together to …

Watercolour Art Revolution Arrives In Brisbane!

Free Try Me! Demonstration. Come along and find out more about water colour art revolution   Where: Chapman & Bailey Brisbane, 14 Byres Street, Newstead QLD 4006 When: 11.00am – 1pm Thursday 19th February Professional Water Colour Sticks Combining colour vibrancy with versatility, Winsor & Newton new Professional Water Colour Sticks offer you the opportunity to experiment with water colour like …

So Excited About Our New Da Vinci Budget Synthetic Art Brushes!

Most of us know and love (or have coveted) Da Vinci artist brushes; there is simply no-one that makes a bigger range, of more finely crafted, specialised brushes than Da Vinci, not anywhere. Mark Chapman (our resident Chapman & Bailey art materials maestro) was a guest at the Da Vinci factory in Nuremburg, Germany, in June this year. He was …

Trent Walter – Great Art Tips for Screen Printing on paper with Matisse Acrylic paints

The advantage of using Matisse Acrylic paint to print with instead of commercial screen printing inks, is that it dries a lot slower, and washes out a lot more easily. Matisse paints have a high pigment load and are cost effective. Trent asked me to make a couple of stencils by sticking adhesive vinyl on to thin sheets of plastic …