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How to Use Watercolour Pencils to Paint Native Australian Flowers

Posted 9th February 2018
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Learn how to use watercolour pencils to create your own native Australian flower artwork. Watch the painting come together before your eyes as we show you how to lay down your background, mix colour, and add detail. For this lesson we've used Mont Marte Ultra-Soft Watercolour Pencils, an A3 Watercolour Pad, graphite pencils, a water brush, and a mop brush. You can find the full list of materials and lesson plan in the PDF below.

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How to Paint a Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree

Posted 25th January 2018
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Add some colour to your home with a rainbow eucalyptus tree painting. In this tutorial we teach you how to create the right placement and perspective, build up your layers and achieve excellent form with a range of painting techniques. You can download the complete list of materials and tools in the lesson PDF below.

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How to Create a Pendulum Painting

Posted 9th January 2018
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Learn how to create a pendulum painting with our latest tutorial. In this video we show you how to make your paint the right consistency and how to set up your own paint pendulum. The process is fun and the result is a stunning and unique painting!

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How to Make a Patterned Christmas Tree Painting

Posted 8th December 2017
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Take a break from the Christmas rush and try your hand at this vibrant Christmas tree painting. Let your imagination run wild and create your own designs, or use the patterns we’ve covered in our tutorial! This creative Christmas project is a great activity to try with children at home or in the classroom. For this lesson we’ve used Mont Marte Studio Acrylic Paint, a Double Thick Canvas and the Gallery Series Acrylic Brush Set. 

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How to Create Fluid Art

Posted 24th November 2017
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Learn how to make vibrant fluid art with our latest video tutorial! This week we show you the secret to creating a smooth and consistent pouring medium for beautiful colour and consistency. 

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How to Paint Watercolour Flowers

Posted 13th November 2017
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Learn how to paint watercolour flowers with our magnolia video tutorial. In this lesson we show you how to create subtle tone, build contrast and work with other techniques to create a beautiful watercolour painting.

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How to Make Spin Art

Posted 27th October 2017
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Learn how to make spin art with this colourful tutorial. In this lesson we show you how to create your own spin art rig and demonstrate 6 different techniques for creating unique patterns. 

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How to Paint a Lionfish in H20 Water Mixable Oils

Posted 6th October 2017
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In this lesson we paint the beautiful, but dangerous, lionfish with H20 Water Mixable Oil Paint. You'll learn techniques such as using a pearl tint to create depth and translucence, as well as how to create interest through texture. We hope this inspires and equips you to paint your own masterpiece.

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How to Paint Realistic Orchids in Acrylic Paint

Posted 1st September 2017
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In this lesson we create a realistic still life of white orchids with acrylic paint.  An intense background is suggested with pearl sapphire-tone paint, glazed with phthalo blue and then scumbled with a translucent lamp black smoke resulting in a shimmering surface that appears to glow.  We tackle techniques in this lesson that emulate the look of oil paint, and we also go through rendering tips to enable you to suggest the subtle tones within the soft thin petals. 

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How to Paint a Simple Bird with the Watercolour Travel Set

Posted 8th August 2017
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In this lesson we explore some of the many effects that can be achieved with watercolour.  Wet in wet, washes, masking and spattering are all given a brief introduction.  The watercolours used are from the 18 piece Mont Marte Watercolour Travel Set.  This lesson looks harder than it is to tackle and this video will guide you every step of the way.  Grab your materials and let's get into it !

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How to Paint a Sunset Seascape in Traditional Oil Paint

Posted 4th August 2017
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In this lesson we use traditional oil paints to create this vibrant and easy sunset seascape.  For the beginners wanting to try their hand at a seascape we offer simple approaches on blending and colour mixing, and this lesson is perfect for experimenting with new techniques.  A colourful and fun project, easy enough to tackle any day of the week when you need an art escape.

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Field of Poppies in Studio Acrylic

Posted 30th June 2017
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In this beautiful little project we use Studio Acrylic Paint to create a colourful and fun field of poppies with a backdrop of mountains in the distance under a summer sky.  Mont Marte Studio Acrylics are an ideal paint for beginners, students and anyone who wants to give painting a go.

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How to Paint a Bilby in Watercolour

Posted 9th June 2017
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In this lesson we use watercolour paints to create a quirky artwork featuring a swagman riding a Bilby.  The lessonfeatures techniques on suggesting realistic fur in watercolour and various watercolour techniques.

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How to Paint Dancing Brolgas on a Vase with Ceramic Paint

Posted 5th May 2017
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In this lesson we use Ceramic Paint to transform an everyday vase into something quite special by decorating it with beautiful dancing Brolga birds.

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How to Paint an Intricate Tiger with Waterbrushes and Ink

Posted 21st April 2017
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In this lesson we create a stylised crouching tiger in watercolour paint using waterbrushes.  The intricate design is patterned in graphite pencil and then overlayered with Fine Tip Markers for a bold, contemporary look.  If you enjoy adult colouring or watercolours this lesson is perfect for you!

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How to Recreate a Cave Painting

Posted 31st March 2017
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In 1940 three French boys and their dog 'Robot" found a giant subterranean cave that was adorned with over six hundred beautiful cave paintings.  These paintings featured large animals that once inhabited the region.  In this lesson we recreate a few of these creatures onto a cave-textured canvas, using earth tone pigments as our medium.  The project is a lot of fun, a great talking piece, and ideal to create with children.

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How to Paint a Realistic Giant Bee in Acrylic

Posted 24th March 2017
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Bees are magical creatures, and in our latest lesson we paint a beautiful macro bee coming in to land on a daisy.  We've used Mont Marte Satin Acrylic Semi Matte paint for this project, and the lesson covers a range of unique techniques essential for creating realistic work with a fast-drying medium.

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How to Paint a Marine Turtle in Water Mixable Oil Paint

Posted 10th February 2017
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In this lesson Joe paints a beautiful marine turtle using Mont Marte Water Mixable Oils.  We cover many interesting techniques, including how to portray realistic palm trees in a skyline, underpainting, and how to suggest reflections in water.  

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How to Paint an Owl With Dimension Acrylic Paint

Posted 14th October 2016
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In this lesson Joe paints a beautiful Ural Owl perched on the window sill of an old shed using Mont Marte Dimension Acrylic.  Many interesting techniques are covered in this lesson, including how to realistically portray weathered timber and how to suggest lifelike feather plumage.  

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Painterly Landscape with the 8pce Oil Colour Intro Set

Posted 5th August 2016
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In this lesson Joe uses the Mont Marte 8pce Oil Colour Intro Set to create a beautifully colourful painterly landscape.  In true painterly style this piece celebrates the vibrancy of traditional oils.

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Abstract Expression Painting

Posted 22nd July 2016
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This is a really fun, quick and easy painting done in Mont Marte Dimension Acrylics with just 1 brush - the Mont Marte Abstract Expression Brush.  We hope you enjoy the lesson!

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How to Paint a Realistic Wave With H2O Water Mixable Oil Paint

Posted 12th July 2016
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In this lesson Joe paints a realistic crashing beach wave in H2O Water Mixable Oil Paints. There are lots of tricks and techniques you can learn when using this fantastic medium, so get your notebook ready for some great tips!

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How to paint a Duck and a Lilly Pond in Satin Acrylics

Posted 13th May 2016
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In this lesson Joe uses Satin Acrylic in the 8 piece Introduction Set to create a beautiful Duck floating in a lily pond.

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Art Lesson: How to paint a portrait of a baby with the H2o Water Mixable Oil Paint Intro set

Posted 29th April 2016
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In this lesson Joe uses the Mont Marte Water Mixable Oil Paints in the 8 piece Introduction set to paint a portrait of a baby, using classical oil painting techniques of the old masters.  Water mixable oil paint is an exciting medium that is a true oil paint but is water soluble, so there is no turpentine or solvents required. 

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