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 …

Adam Lee – Getting The Balance In Art

I was struck by how many times during this demo Adam talked about getting different elements in balance. He talked about the process of water colour painting as being partly about trying to control the paint, and then also just letting it do what it wants to do. He said that he likes his own paintings to contain both very …

Eddy Parritt – Maritime Oil Painting Demo : I never stick to what you’re supposed to do, and I never have

Eddy always paints ships and boats. He has been painting the same thing for 30 years, every time it works out differently. This takes away the problem of choosing a subject, and frees him up to enjoy the process. Eddy uses off cuts of Huon pine as the support for his work. It’s a sustainable, recycled product. Eddy spoke about …