Artist Blog

Artist Mitch Waite clearly demonstrates the advantages of being able to use a water sprayer to re-wet and re-work Atelier Interactive. Courtesy of the SAA and the Painting and Drawing Channel.
When one thinks of printing we usually think of etchings, aquatints or lithographs that require specialized equipment, hazardous chemicals and most importantly a press. However there are many techniques that can be done simply, quickly and are great fun. Artist Lynn Norris from the U.K shows how you can take the mystery out of printing and produce lovely work. This demonstration is accessible to everyone; pressing is done with the…
Join PA Marilyn Allis as she uses Interactive Acrylics to interpret a wet day in a Dominican market The Caribbean Island of Dominica was full of colour, even in the warm rain that poured down on us for half an hour. This market scene was so appealing to paint; I loved the colours and the body language of the two ladies at their stall. I decided to use acrylics to…
For a long time, I have painted sheep and other farm animals. I don’t know why, but I find them very haunting - I think it’s something about their eyes and their presence. Recently I was asked to paint a portrait of a sheep, so I decided to use some of the new traditional Atelier Mediums to create the attached painting. I decided to use the traditional mediums because I…
Happy, tiny cherubs. Lovely, precious, little darlings. Squirming, crying, drooling, non-stop bouncing, running, laughing bundles of energy. All of these descriptions are applicable to children, especially to those between the ages of 10 months and 4 years, and it seems, especially to my children. But it doesn’t mean I can’t paint them, it just means I need to be ready for those rare quiet moments. Personally, I’ve found that after…
Mitch Waite paints a river scene with Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics.
Watch how you can use traditional acrylic techniques like overpainting and with just a push of your finger rewet Interactive to blend, feather and soften edges. One acrylic paint does it all - Interactive!
Painting Grounds covers the basics of effective grounds highlighting three of Chroma's grounds including Binder Medium, Gesso Primer and Liquid Gesso Primer. Learn how to successfully prep, prepare and seal paper, canvas and more prior to painting with acrylics or oils.
Varnishing . . . Why? What? When? How? What's the difference between water-based varnishes and solvent-based varnishes? Why should I cover my painting with an isolation coat? What's the difference between matte, satin and gloss varnishes? For answers to these questions and others, please view Chroma's NEW Basics of Varnishing - Part 1 video featuring Chroma's Resident Artist, Jennifer VonStein! Learn how to successfully varnish any acrylic or oil painting.…
Graeme Stevenson from the Australian TV show Put Some Colour In Your Life demonstrates Atelier Interactive Artists' Acrylics.
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