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Materials and Equipment

I rarely paint inside, prefering to work ‘en plein air’.  This week I have been painting some larger studio pictures from my location studies so I thought I would share these photos taken around my studio.
Click to view full size. See below for details of my favourite suppliers of oil painting equipment and materials.

I always use the best quality materials when I am painting.  Here is a list of my favourite suppliers and what I buy from them:

Bird and Davis The UK’s oldest artists’ stretcher frame manufacturers and suppliers of best quality linen canvas.

C Roberson and Co High quality oil painting mediums and gilding supplies.  Founded in 1810 – past customers include Turner, Whistler and Sargent!

Cornelissen and Sons Artist’s Colourmen since 1855.  The best looking art shop in london. Brushes, goldleaf and other bits and pieces.

Gold Leaf Supplies Online seller of gold leaf and gilding supplies

Michael Harding Handmade artists’ oil colours

Old Holland Highly pigmented oil paints made to traditional formulas

Rosemary and Co High quality handmade brushes from Yorkshire

Winsor and Newton Professional quality artists’ oil colour

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Painting in the snow again…

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I spent the yesterday painting the snow at Harefield, Great Missenden and  somewhere in the Chilterns (above) – warming up in the car as I travelled between locations.

The wet snow was mixing with the paint on my palette.  Titanium white soon resembled ice cream and my brushes froze but it was a good day.

I will post some photos of the paintings later.

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