Wandsworth Artists Open House 2019

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Uncategorised | No Comments

WAOH is happening again. Soon. What’s Wandsworth Artists Open House all about? To anyone unfamiliar with the format, over the course of two weekends in October, artists of all kinds – amateurs, professionals, fine artists, crafters, ceramicists, painters, print-makers, jewellery makers – open their houses or studios to anyone who wants to come in and ...

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Wandsworth Artists Open House 2018

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Art, Uncategorised | No Comments

Wandsworth Artists Open House 2018 I’d love to be a full-time artist. But I’m not. I’m lucky, though, because what I do for a living is something I also love. I’m a digital marketing professional and – with my business partner, Tamara – we run a partnership called ALTA Digital. We specialise in things like ...

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What is gouache?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Art | No Comments

The Italians called it mud! The word “gouache” derives from the Italian word for mud – guazzo. In the Sixteenth Century, this described a process of binding oil paint with a binding agent to create a matt finish. Today, gouache should be considered a part of the watercolour family. The pigments are the same, they’re ...

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What is etching?

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in Art | No Comments

A very old print-making technique Etching goes right back to the Middle Ages and is one of the first forms of sophisticated print-making. Similar to engraving, etching also started out as a way of decorating metal – weapons and shields mostly. It took a fellow called Daniel Hopfer, a craftsman based in the south German ...

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