We’ve had so may events and happenings in The Gallery this year that we thought we just had to put them down pen to paper (so to say!) else we’d miss something.
Early in the year we arranged for Wigan based artist, Anthony Barrow to give a demonstration on painting with Acrylics.
During the evening he painted two pictures, one landscape, one portrait; displaying all the different effects you can achieve with this newer painting medium.
As suppliers of art materials for almost 30 years, we’ve seen this water- based medium become more popular in recent years and has certainly surpassed the once leading Oil paint. Painters are favouring the quick drying and versitile aspects of Acrylic.
THE MEDIUM EFFECT
Anthony walked us through using various mediums, which is a fantastic plus for Acrylic painting- there are so many mediums and effects available.
You’ve got your fairly standard mediums to allow quick or slow drying, thinners, as well as a variety of more exciting textured effects, such as lava and sand texture gel, iridescent medium and glosses.
Used correctly, some mediums can help maintain the stability and vibrancy of your colours over time.
VISIT US IN THE GALLERY
To see our selection of Acrylic paint and mediums, and to find out about future demonstrations.