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Mateja Simenko – Free Watercolour Demo March 12th 2015

Mateja has a comprehensive understanding of water colour, and her knowledge allows her to work with total spontaneity and lightness. Likewise this demo was filled with information, presented in the most accessible way. I had quite a few “’Äha!!’” moments as Mateja explained exactly why better materials actually do produce better results, as paints, brushes and paper work together to create the optimum conditions for brightness of colour, fluidity of brush mark, and freshness of the finished work. Participants were able to play with our Schmincke watercolours, Da Vinci brushes, and Arches paper. We had the opportunity to try new watercolour products from Winsor and Newton – markers and sticks, which are really handy and portable, while still being very high quality water colour paints in their own right. Julia Gorman 2015   FIND OUT MORE Find out more about our upcoming workshops and demos. The Art Materials used by Mateja Simenko in this Free Watercolour Painting Demo were Schmincke Aquarelle Watercolours, pans and tubes, Winsor and Newton watercolour markers and sticks, Da Vinci Maestro Series 35 kolinsky sable brushes, Da Vinci Maestro Series 10 kolinsky sable brushes, Da Vinci 5073 synthetic mottle, Arches 300 gsm watercolour paper, Arches 300 gsm watercolour blocks..

Mateja Simenko – Free Watercolour Demonstration this Thursday @ Melbourne C&B

Artist Mateja Simenko will lead you through some water colour effects, including using Winsor and Newton’s new  water colour markers and sticks. You will find out about: water colour pigments, their qualities and behaviors varieties of paper and water colour mediums use of a range of synthetic and natural brushes – when and why This Thursday 12th March, 1pm - 1.40pm at Chapman & Bailey Melbourne. About Mateja: Mateja Simenko is a practicing visual artist trained in traditional drawing and painting techniques. Having recently completed her Masters of Fine Art, Mateja strives to use her teaching experience and qualifications to share knowledge of formal technical skills as they apply in a contemporary context.   BOOK NOW The Art Materials Mateja will be using in this Watercolour Painting demonstration will be  Winsor and Newton’s new  Watercolour Markers and Professional Water Colour Sticks, Arches Watercolour Papers, Da Vinci Brushes.

Stocktake Sale Special! 25% Off 5 Litre Norma Oil Paint

Special Price Stocktake Sale! Fantastic Bulk Buy Value. Limited Stock. Schmincke Norma Oil Paints use the best of both traditional and modern pigments are used in the highest possible concentrations guaranteeing maximum efficiency and an extraordinary degree of luminosity  and brilliance with all colours. All shades display the maximum degree of light fastness (4-5 stars). Feel free to ring  or drop by our Melbourne store. We deliver nationwide. Chapman & Bailey Melbourne 420 Johnston St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Ph. 03 9417 0500   BUY ONLINE

Marieke Dench – R & F Encaustics Demonstration at Chapman and Bailey February 21st 2015

We had a fantastic demo at the art shop last weekend. Marieke is so engaging and charming, and she knows the materials so well – she is able to completely demystify this fascinating medium. At the end of this 40 minute demonstration, all the participants felt inspired to start working in encaustics, and had a strong sense of the material’s beauty and potential. First Marieke took us through studio safety – essential when working with heat and flame. Then she talked about suitable supports for encaustics – Belle Arti gesso panels are perfect. We were shown how to apply the encaustic paints and medium, and the correct technique for applying the blow torch. We were also given a glimpse of the unlimited possibilities for combining encaustics with collage. Julia Gorman 2015 Please note: Image from 2014 Encaustic Painting Demo by Marieke Dench FIND OUT MORE Check out the series of encaustic painting demos and workshops  Marieke will be running Feb - June 2015. A range to suit the beginner, experienced or just curious. The Art Materials used by Marieke Dench in this Encaustic Painting demonstration were R&F encaustic blocks, R&F encaustic medium, R&F soy wax, R&F palette, Belle Arti gesso panels, R&F natural bristle hake brushes.

Watercolour Art Revolution Arrives In Brisbane!

Free Try Me! Demonstration. Come along and find out more about water colour art revolution   Where: Chapman & Bailey Brisbane, 14 Byres Street, Newstead QLD 4006 When: 11.00am – 1pm Thursday 19th February Professional Water Colour Sticks Combining colour vibrancy with versatility, Winsor & Newton new Professional Water Colour Sticks offer you the opportunity to experiment with water colour like never before. The latest in our family of water colour innovations, they allow you to move effortlessly between drawing and water colour. The Sticks can be applied dry, then wet with a brush to create soft washes which can be blended with ease, even years later. Or, apply wet with a brush directly onto surface to achieve a myriad of effects. Tried, tested and embraced by notable water colourists, the Water Colour Sticks open up an array of new creative possibilities, inviting you to explore the boundaries of your artistic freedom by experimenting in both wet and dry form. Mario Robinson is one such artist, who having been inspired by their capabilities, created an evocative collection of portraits using the Sticks which you can view here. Our Professional Water Colour Sticks are: •   Available in 48 brilliant colours made of the highest quality, lightfast pigments •   Fully intermixable with traditional watercolours: Winsor & Newton tubes, pans, the new Winsor & Newton Water Colour Markers and all mediums •   A versatile square shape for thick and thin lines •   Transportable for use as easily on-the-go as in the studio Water Colour Markers Introducing Winsor & Newton Water Colour Markers, a range of highly pigmented water-based markers which deliver superb colour performance with added precision. One of our latest innovations, adding a new dimension to water colour, the markers are expertly crafted with dual nibs to enable you to achieve unrivalled definition and control. Each marker has a fine point on one end and a flexible brush on the other, helping you create a variety of stunning, sweeping line thicknesses and superior detailing. The colour is easily blended with water to create soft and vibrant water colour washes. Blending will vary accordingly to the paper used; for optimum results use with Winsor & Newton Water Colour Marker Pads. BOOK NOW Brisbane: Thursday 19th February: FREE Try Me! The New Watercolour Revolution: Winsor & Newton Watercolour Sticks & Markers Demonstration

Fine Art Stretchers

Our custom-made and stock-sized stretcher profiles are available in Cedar, Arakaria and aluminium. We use the traditional mitre joint in combination with wedges to expand and maintain strength and stability. We also cut and supply stretchers using the Belle Arti “Heart & Oval” joint.

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We specialise in custom framing for fine art and archival purposes. We can help you select a frame that will not only protect your artwork, but will also exhibit your piece with integrity. Our expert craftspeople use the finest timbers in contemporary styles to help complement your piece.

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We stock a range of quality art supplies including acrylic and oil paints, watercolours, pastels and pigments, artist mediums and varnishes, pencils and charcoal, papers and artist brushes. We are the Australian wholesale agent for Belle Arti and Artfix Linens and Cottons and R&F Paints.

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Our studio and its artisans use traditional techniques to create contemporary furniture for the home or office that will last a lifetime. Our materials are hand-selected, including timbers that are sustainably grown and contrasting materials such as future plastics, stone and metals.

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Since 1992, Chapman & Bailey has offered artists, designers, galleries and collectors a comprehensive art making and exhibiting service. We design and make hand-finished conservation-quality art framing. We provide artist stretchers, canvas and primers, and stock a comprehensive range of premium art supplies for painting and drawing, for exhibiting, collecting and storing. We create custom contemporary furniture for art galleries, collectors, designers and the general public. Our service is complemented with professional installation and delivery of artworks and furnishings.
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