New Exhibition: Jan & Otis: In Conversation September 23 - October 29, 2022

View Artist's Works

Search

What you need to perfect your home office

Article by Julia Finnegan

Whether it is the unique timbre of their voice that speaks to you, or their concise...

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Art Noise Handbook

Acrylics have become an extremely popular painting medium over the past near-century since their creation in the 1930’s. This medium has been thoroughly explored by many artists, and allows more people to participate in painting practices as the paints do not require special solvents for cleaning, and also do not emit the same toxic fumes that exist in traditional oils.
  • 7 min read

Author: Brandon Finney

Beneath their colourful appearance and creamy textures, oil paints conceal a fascinating formulation that has evolved considerably since their rise to popularity 

  • 10 min read
With so many different brands, applications and price ranges, here are some key indicators that might help you find exactly what you need whether shopping with us or at any other retailer, and more specifically when shopping for Tri-Art products.
  • 4 min read
There isn't anything much more satisfying than the look of a thick crystal clear coat of epoxy resin on your painting. It is incredibly appealing and tempting to coat all your paintings in epoxy resin, however they have very low UV stability compared to acrylic polymer emulsion products. Yes it's true, some epoxy resin products have better UV stability than others, but the bottom-line is all epoxy resin will yellow, it just depends on how much time has passed.

Stay creative with your community

Spread some cheer by creating some incredible window paintings. This is a great project to do with your kids as well. Join the YGK Window Gallery group on Facebook for some ideas and inspiration. A special thanks to Leanne Cater for setting this up. What you will need:

 

You are finally ready to take a little break from painting, what do you do with your extra paints, how can you store them for later? Here are some tips to keep your paints lasting as long as possible.

What should you do?

Always prime canvas yourself, if you have purchased a pre-primed canvas, it would be good practice to add at least one layer of your own acrylic gesso. Use a good quality acrylic gesso if possible, avoid primers designed for walls as typically these are lower quality.