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Edgeworth Johnstone

Member Since: 23rd June 2011
No of Articles: 5
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25th August 2011

Alternative Views on Artists Brushes for Oil Painting

This article describes some unorthodox methods for using paint brushes when painting in oil. None of these are intended to replace traditional advice. It is more a list of additional things to consider when painting, and hopefully get results from. It may...

24th August 2011

How to Stretch Paper for Watercolour Painting

This article is a guide to stretching paper for watercolour painting, using the traditional 'gummed tape method'. If you are using paper 356 gsm (260 lb) or less, it is normally considered essential to do this, otherwise the paper is likely to cockle afte...

22nd August 2011

Digitally Editing Photographs of Paintings

In my previous article, I explained how I photograph my paintings, recording high enough quality jpg's to reproduce well to at least 7 inches square in high-resolution print. In this article, I explain the digital editing process I use in Adobe Photoshop ...

19th August 2011

Taking a Digital Photograph of a Painting for Amateurs

This article explains how I take digital photographs of paintings that are high enough quality to be reproduced to at least 7 inches square in high-resolution print format, using affordable equipment, and little technical knowledge. I suspect, without hav...

17th August 2011

Some Tips for Buying Art on Ebay

How to buy a painting that doesn't cost a fortune and isn't commercial. Where do you go? Art Galleries? Most art galleries show mainly commercial style art, and tend to charge a lot for original work. A shop offering art prints? You're only getting a p...