Monday, 8 October 2012

Workshop at Windsor & Newton HQ

Last week I was chuffed to get invited to Windsor & Newton's head quarters in Shepherds Bush to take part in an acrylic paint workshop. Myself and a small group of painters, sculptors and mixed media artists listened to their chief chemist talk about the science behind the paint (haven't used that part of my brain for a while...) and had a tour of the labs. A room full of stacked tubs containing the powdered pigments in beautiful colours and machines that squish all the ingredients together.
Afterwards, we got to try out various paints and mediums, varnishes, flow improvers and spray paints.
It was a good experience to be out of my comfort zone using brushes and canvas board as I always use pen and ink for my illustrations. I'll be getting stuck into my goody bag of samples and seeing what happens!

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