Schmincke Acrylic paint feedback

As you know, I have been running free 1.5 hour sessions on acrylic paints and mediums, discussing techniques and characteristics. Tomorrow is the last Tuesday of May and so the last of these sessions.

However, I will start to give occasional feedback about my acrylic paint experiences, so if you want to receive this information when I “post” it, register your email address below and you will receive the posts automatically. You can unsubscribe at any time also.

SCHMINCKE Acrylics……….well, we all know that Schmincke pastels are just gorgeous to use, and I am discovering that it is the same with their acrylics! The colours are intense and the drying time is rapid. There are not a lot of mediums, but, in my opinion, there are too many mediums with some brands and it can become a little confusing for some.

The complete range of Schmincke acrylic paints are available at Artroomers, along with the mediums and varnishes.

We would love to hear what you think of the paint. One customer has not liked it so much because she said it was too much like oil paint, and another has commented on the glossy finish of the painting medium. Personally I don’t like glossy either, but I found the gels to be very acceptable and yes, they do tend to produce a finish not unlike that of oil paint.

A preview of how I have used the paints and the particular medium that I used, follows:

detail using Schmincke Acrylic paint with "Schmincke Soft Gel" medium

detail using Schmincke Acrylic paint with “Schmincke Soft Gel” medium

detail using Schmincke Acrylic paint with "Schmincke Heavy Body Gel" medium

detail using Schmincke Acrylic paint with “Schmincke Heavy Body Gel” medium

detail using Schmincke Acrylic paint with "Schmincke acrylic painting" medium

detail using Schmincke Acrylic paint with “Schmincke acrylic painting” medium

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Antarctica – historical and contemporary glimpses

large posters perhaps476 adj 70x120cm large print flattened with borderAn exhibition of photographs, memorabilia, writings and posters is currently showing in the NSW town of Coolah until 6 June. It will then be on display later in the year at Artroomers Artspace in Mittagong. Register your interest in the comments box below, if you would like to keep updated about this.

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Hopefully the exhibition will travel further around NSW so that as many people as possible can witness the beautiful Antarctic as experienced through the eyes of photographer Val Jessop and through the words of writer Gina Chaseling. These two women have put together this show as a result of their passion for all things to do with Antarctica, both having made trips to the various regions of the Antarctic since 1997.

Post cards are $2 each or $10 for a pack of 8 (+ plus postage). Minimum order of $20.

8 POSTCARDS low res

The following posters, printed on 180gsm Matte Presentation paper, measure 44.6 x 32.4cm and each cost $40 plus postage. Printed on A3 270gsm Satin Photo paper, they cost $50 plus postage.

Photographs, framed or unframed, are also for sale. The following photographs are available and, printed on A4 Canson 270gsm Satin Photo paper, are $90 framed plus postage. (mounted with backing board only, $35 + postage, and print only $15 + postage).

 

All images are for sale. The 2 large”Antarctica” posters are available printed on 300gsm Fine Art paper or on Canvas and stretched and in different sizes. The horizontal one measures up to 81 x 120cm (stretched canvas $360 + postage ) and the vertical one measures up to 150 x 90cm. (stretched canvas $380 + postage)

For quote on different sizes or quantities, contact Artroomers: artroomers@hinet.net.au or leave a message below.

FREE acrylic painting demos on Tuesdays 14, 21 & 28 May from 10 – 11.30am FREE

Time has flown and the acrylic paintings at Artroomers Artspace will remain on display until 31 May. These are a selection of works by Robyn Kinsela that date from mid 1990s to now, and have accompanying notes on the various applications and techniques that were used. Some are more successful than others, but what better way to learn than to take risks, experiment and make mistakes!

For those with questions about the medium, Robyn will be at Artroomers Artspace, paint brush in hand, to demonstrate and/or discuss various techniques and to answer your questions. This will happen from 10 – 11.30 Tuesday mornings 14, 21 and 28 May.

"Edge of Summer" and "10pm"

“Edge of Summer” and “10pm”

"Walking with Thomas and Matisse" and "10pm" with granite sculpture by Jules van de Sande

“Walking with Thomas and Matisse” and “10pm” with granite sculpture by Jules van de Sande

"Desert Sounds" and "Edge of Summer"

“Desert Sounds” and “Edge of Summer”

"Orvieto Cathedral" and "Desert Sounds"

“Orvieto Cathedral” and “Desert Sounds”

"Contemplating the Completion (Anne Judell)", "Man in the Hallway (Stuart Kinsela)" and "Orvieto Cathedral"

“Contemplating the Completion (Anne Judell)”, “Man in the Hallway (Stuart Kinsela)” and “Orvieto Cathedral”

"Edge of Summer" 2010 acrylic on canvas 200x90cm   $2500

“Edge of Summer” 2010 acrylic on canvas 200x90cm $2500

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"10pm" 2009 acrylic on canvas 120x240cm can also be hung vertically  $4400

“10pm” 2009 acrylic on canvas 120x240cm can also be hung vertically $4400

10pm detail (2) Kinsela_Robyn_10pm_2009_acrylic on canvas_120x240cm

"Looking for Songlines" 2012 acrylic and mixed media on canvases 83 x83cm  $2200

“Looking for Songlines” 2012 acrylic and mixed media on canvases 83 x83cm $2200

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"Table Talk" 2011 acrylic on canvas

“Table Talk” 2011 acrylic on canvas

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"Shelf Life" 2011 acrylic on canvas

“Shelf Life” 2011 acrylic on canvas

Shelf Life_Acrylic on canvas_framed Shelf Life detail

"Walking with Thomas and Matisse I" 2011 acrylic on canvas 122x152cm can be hung horizontally $3800

“Walking with Thomas and Matisse I” 2011 acrylic on canvas 122x152cm can be hung horizontally $3800

Walking with Thomas and Matisse I_2011_acrylic on canvas_122x152cm Walking with Thomas and Matisse detail

"New Morning" 2010 acrylic on canvas, framed 51x51cm

“New Morning” 2010 acrylic on canvas, framed 51x51cm

New Morning_2010_acrylic on canvas_51x51cm

"Contemplating the Completion (Anne Judell) acrylic on canvas 152x100cm $2200

“Contemplating the Completion (Anne Judell) acrylic on canvas 152x100cm $2200

Contemplating the Completion_Anne Judell_2010_acrylic on canvas_152x100cm Contemplating the Completion detail (3) Contemplating the Completion detail (7)

"Man in the Hallway (Stuart)" acrylic on canvas 152 x 100cm   $2200

“Man in the Hallway (Stuart)” acrylic on canvas 152 x 100cm $2200

Man in the Hallway detail (1) 2

"Desert Sounds" acrylic on canvas 91x152cm   $1800

“Desert Sounds” acrylic on canvas 91x152cm $1800

Distractions 01

"Orvieto Cathedral (diptych)" 2006 acrylic on canvas 81x81cm $2200

“Orvieto Cathedral (diptych)” 2006 acrylic on canvas 81x81cm $2200

Orvieto Cathedral Orvieto Cathedral detail (2) 2

"Memory" 2000 acrylic on canvas, framed

“Memory” 2000 acrylic on canvas, framed

Memory_acrylic on canvas_ Wisdom detail (2)

"Orange Hill" 1996 acrylic on canvas, framed  76x91cm $

“Orange Hill” 1996 acrylic on canvas, framed 76x91cm $

Orange Hill_1996_acrylic on canvas_76x91cm_framed in goldOrange Hill detail (2)Beach detail (1)Tree Trunk detail