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Tricia Reust | Atelier New Mediums

Tricia Reust –  “Day’s Promise ” – Atelier Interactive on watercolour paper using Heavy Gel (Satin) Anyone who is interested in our new Atelier  “Viscosity Ladder” mediums and would like to understand them better should watch the Tricia Reust video below. You will find everything you need to know in this video, but as a […]

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Conversations with Alice

Jim Cobb – ‘N’dala near Ross River Resort’ – Atelier Interactive on watercolour paper using the Thick Painting Medium We are having an exhibition at Gallery Lane Cove in Sydney of work done by artists who attended the Ross River Resort in central Australia in July 2018, which is organized annually by artist Bela Ivanyi. […]

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No-Press Printing with Tricia Reust

The Atelier paint is a wonderful substitution for printing ink – once it is dry, it remains stable and does not mix with any other wet medium placed over the top; and it is easy to clean up after the printing process. The wide range of colours ensures that your prints harmonise with your other […]

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Mixing Media with Atelier Free Flow

One of the truly innovative and useful features of Atelier Free Flow is its ability to accept other media, such as soft pastel, charcoal, ink or marker. Of course, its consistency, ease of use and brilliant matte finish make Free Flow a wonderful paint, but for artists who like to include other media into their […]

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Experiments in Pouring

Acrylic pouring, by its nature, lends itself to experimentation, and the more that you do, the more you’ll understand about what colors work together, how much medium to add, what additives to try, etc. As the saying goes, you learn about painting by painting; our updated version would be that you learn about pouring by […]

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Lightfastness In Artists’ Paints

The lightfastness or permanence of a pigment is its resistance to change on exposure to light. This depends on the chemical nature of the pigment, its concentration, and the medium in which it is employed — oil, watercolour, acrylic. Permanence is especially important in painting, because the length of time a pigment retains its original […]

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Balance

The equinox is coming up, a time when night and day are roughly equal. This balance of light makes us consider balance in paintings, a term many painters understand internally but frequently don’t discuss, outside of an art classroom. Roy Jackson, Red Thing Balance can be considered the way in which the elements of a […]

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Miniature Paintings and Atelier Free Flow

Atelier Free Flow Artists’ Acrylic can enhance a variety of applications or techniques, from watercolor to gouache to acrylic. It is also very useful for particular genres of painting, such as Miniature Art. Miniature art, as defined by the Australian Society of Miniature Art, is based on size, not a painting style. For a 2-dimensional […]

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Alice Springs Paintings 2016

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS IN THE HOT DRY AUSTRALIAN DESERTby Jim Cobb How times have changed. It was adventurous to paint outdoors in the Australian Desert in 2009 using the Atelier Interactive acrylic paints which had just been released. I was truly a pioneer, and pioneers or trailblazers suffer privations. In my case I decided to […]

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Jim Cobb’s Recent Videos on Atelier Interactive and Unlocking Formula

Jim Cobb wanted to do some very short, close-up video demonstrations to show how the Unlocking Formula works with the Atelier Interactive paints. The 3 short videos below illustrate the Unlocking Formula in action. Jim’s Dry Pandamus Leaf Painting… Jim Uses Unlocking Formula on A Dry Pandamus Leaf Painting… What To Do When Unlocking Formula […]

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