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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Spotlight - Dick Blick

Previously, Spotlight has highlighted websites for inspiration and tutorials. This time it's an art supply site, but that's not why it's here.

Dick Blick (a large US art supply company) has a website which provides a picture of the contents of each tube of paint they sell. Given that most of the brands you can get over here in the UK are listed, it's extremely useful to be able to see exactly what the paint looks like. With watercolours, you see heavy and diluted applications; with gouache, you see full application and 50% tint; with acrylic and oil, you see heavy application, medium application and 50% tint. Each paint entry also has details of the pigments used.

Hopefully this will be useful next time you're picking up a new colour!

Here's the link: www.dickblick.com

If you know any great art websites or articles, why not share them here? Send your suggestions to samsketches@yahoo.co.uk - please note that this isn't for self-promotion!

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