Painting Techniques

Guide to helpful web sites with information on painting techniques, artists tips, instruction, lessons and tutorials. Click on names of sites to visit respective web sites.


Colour Museum, Bradford
Britain’s Only Museum of Colour, consisting of two galleries packed with visitor operated exhibits. Gallery looks at the concept of colour, how it is perceived and its importance.
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Glass Painting
Intended as a starting point for beginners and to present a few new ideas to more experience painters. A series of lessons introducing the basic techniques followed by a series of projects in which more methods are gradually introduced. Web site also includes Forum, Gallery, Books and Links pages.
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Painting – General

Oil On Canvas Online
Pages set up to accompany 1997 BBC TV series Oil on Canvas – six programmes investigating themes of composition, portrait, light, perspective, colour, and brush. Contemporary artists reveal the secrets of their techniques and how they have been influenced by the skills of the great masters as they paint. Website co-produced by the Arts Council of England.
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US site dedicated to the study and use of artist’s painting and drawing materials, and techniques. Site has sections on drawing, acrylics, oils, watercolours, brushes, grounds, supports, solvents, safety, a glossary, books and forums.
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Winsor & Newton
Official web site with product info, creative techniques and tips, question and answer sections. ‘Creative Resource’ offers step-by-step instruction on painting with watercolour, oils and acrylics. Watercolour instruction includes ‘Simply Painting’ system by Frank Clarke, with easy to follow instructions.
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Painting – Instruction & Classes

Abstract Art in Cornwall Contemporary Painting Holidays
Abstract Art contemporary painting holidays are designed to renew your mind, heart and spirit midst the most beautiful county of Cornwall. Painting holidays aiming to invigorate and transform your way of thinking and looking. The focus is on you as an individual and your creativity. You will be able to explore a variety of techniques and ways of working and thinking.
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Graham Hadlow Watercolours
Art Society demonstrations, workshops and classes from watercolour artist Graham Hadlow. Graham who is based in Tenby, Pembrokeshire also sells original watercolours and limited edition prints.
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The Society of Tempera Painters
Founded in 1997 (UK branch 1999) as an official non profit international organization inspired by the original Society of Painters in Tempera, the society is dedicated to the greater understanding and promotion of tempera painting. Many web site features include forum, members gallery, information on the society and how to join, techniques, historical documents, suppliers, instructors, workshops, exhibitions and publications.
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John Lovett Online Studio
Painting instruction, watercolour lessons, notes on design and colour art lessons from professional Australian artist John Lovett, who teaches watercolour and mixed media.
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Watercolor & Watermedia Tips & Demos
Tips, demos and tricks for painting with watercolour and watermedia, by US artist Ellen Allgaier Fountain, and how she uses them in her own work.
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