What Are The Best Acrylic Art Paints for Beginners to Intermediates?

Why I think That System 3 are the Best Acrylic Paints for Beginners & Beyond  I love that Acrylic paints come in many makes, qualities and usability. However, this can make deciding on which one is best for you? How do you know that it is time to move on and buy the more expensive paint ranges or if indeed you will ever need to? This page shares my own experiences with various acrylic paints from***

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How to Paint Watercolour, Myth & Magic

dreamscapes watercolour book

How to Paint Watercolour, Myth & Magic Book Review This book is stunning, absolutely stunning.  The artwork is out of this world both in context and style.  The information is detailed and well written.  And there are lots of projects to learn. Something incredibly feminine about the book. Yet, it also suitable for both male and  female painters and both have bought and liked and used it. The book and pictures had an energy, a flow that***

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What is the Best Watercolour Paint Brush? Part 2 – Types Of Brush

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Different Kinds of Watercolour Paint Brush and Their Uses There are many different kinds of watercolour brushes each one designed for different and specific tasks. Below I show a selection of the best watercolour brushes and shapes to give maximum flexibility in your painting. You will need different sizes of some of these brush types though not necessarily these specific ones. That choice will depend on your personal preferences as shown in part 1. Also, I have***

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What is the Best Watercolour Paint Brush? Part 1 – Materials, Quality and Size

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How Do you find the best Watercolour Paint Brush you can for your personal needs? This post explores questions like – Do you use a large brush or a small one? A round brush or a flat one? Is synthetic better or worse than a natural brush? Or is a blend of the two better?  Does size really matter? This post is part one of two and covers size, materials and quality of your watercolour brush. For watercolour, brush***

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What are the Best Brushes for Acrylic Painting?

What are the Best Brushes to Use for Acrylic Painting? There are many factors that make a brush good for acrylic painting use. With everything from the type of bristles to shape, from style of painting and much more to be considered. This is why it can be a difficult question to answer as there are so many variables to think about.  And it will change from artist to artist and style to style. It***

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Learning the Art of Drawing and Painting Cats

Drawing and Painting Cats is a Book Born of Passion This book is amazing.  If you want to paint and draw any kind of cats you will not be disappointed. I got this book for Christmas and was lucky enough to get it signed by the author. I belong to Vic Bearcroft’s Facebook page so I watched the book progress over the months and there was a huge amount of work involved. I am passionate***

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Different Types of Watercolor Paint Sets

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There are many different kinds of sets and while some are great for all artists others are more specific to a particular need. There are several things to consider when deciding if you want to get a new set. Who are you getting the sets for? What is their preference: Tubes, pans, half pans or pencil? Tubes or Pans (Watercolour comes in either tubes or pans (full or half).  The sets can be in either)***

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How To Make Christmas Cards Family and Friends Will Love

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Making Christmas cards can be fun.  What is a great way to create them?  With most people’s lives being busy those that want to make their own will do so only for family and close friends.  However you can also design and paint a card and upload it to sites and then get that printed.  You have a personal card and can reach more people. What Christmas Theme Is Best? Do what inspires you the most.***

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What is the Graphite Pencil Hardness Scale?

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What is the Graphite Pencil Hardness Scale and How Does it Work? When drawing a range of shades is needed to create depth and light and dark.  To help to do this pencils come in different levels of hardness.  These are scaled according to a standard level. There are two scales the US scale and the UK scale. Photo by: Dvortygirl  

Welcome to Art Passion Online

Hi everyone and welcome to the site for those who love art and want to share, learn and explore it further. Over the coming months lots of new art, information and resources will be put together for everyone to use and enjoy. This is for all artists who love to paint and draw in any medium whether professional or armature.  It doesn’t matter if you prefer illustrative art or abstract there is place for everyone.***

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