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Art is a passion that comes within you. It isn't merely that one fine day when you wake up, and you decide to be an artist, and while you are at your first painting, you nail it. No, this only happens in the fantasy world, not in the real world. In reality it takes a lot of time, practice, patience, and a lot of other things to make that a masterpiece.

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or pro at it, there are multiple things to consider, and you might want to shop and spend a whole day looking for them. It's a fact that art essentials are very expensive, and if you buy low-quality products, you might ruin your artwork. Well, good news, you can find affordable art supplies at paint by numbers Australia. Now let us help you in understanding what you need for a spectacular DIY art.

Canvas sounds simple but does know there are three kinds of canvases with different fabric types. It is essential to choose the perfect canvas for your painting, you'll mess up, and it won't give a complete look. If you want to do an oil paint, oil canvas is for you where zinc white is sprayed on the fabric as a primer, and then it is left to dry for three days minimum so that your oil paint can be vibrant and they don't smudge. Absorbent canvas is used to light watercolors. A mixture of chalk and glue is used as a primer so that watercolors can stay intact. If you are undecided about which one to go, universal canvases are best as both oil and acrylic paints can be used, and it doesn't smudge.

If you are not fond of a canvas and want to go for something light, you may opt for papers. Well, we are not talking about A4 papers; you may want to choose drawing papers such as watercolor paper, tracing paper, cartridge paper textured paper, and the list goes on. There are several types of paper you can choose, or may even buy a sketchbook not to have to visit stores again and again. Just keep in mind that it all depends on what kind of art you wish to do, then choose your paper accordingly.

Paints are an essential part of the art. The colors, the texture, the splashes are what makes the art. You don't need to get all the colors in one palette, so a part of science comes here, where you'll have to mix specific colors to get your desired one. Paints like watercolor, which are slightly translucent, acrylic paints that are versatile and have suitable pigments, oil paints are very durable and give a glossy look. Gouache is an opaque paint to absorb all the light, and Encaustic has strong pigmentation and is wax-based. It all depends on what kind of painting you are willing to do.

Here comes the second most important thing, that is brushes. Now, are you aware that for each different stroke, there are tons of brushes? Strokes and usage of brushes make your painting unique, so you may want to opt for the best brand to get excellent high quality of brushes; you may find them online at paint by numbers. You should get a set of each brush. One set should be of flat for filling, rounded pointed ones for highlight your painting, and fan brushes for blending.

There are tons of accessories which you might be needing for your convenience; however, they are not essential. Things like getting a lovely big palette for mixing your color or a wooden frame give your painting a complete look. You may even go for a wooden artist easel so your work can be done uptight, and you can even store it safely there. For the safe side, you can get a paintbrush holder to avoid all the mess or a palette knife to spread the paints evenly, and the list goes on.

Painting is no doubt fun, but whether you do it for fun or as your professional, you always want it to be perfect, so why not choose the best suppliers plus your talent and turn it into something extravagant?

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April 6, 2020

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First solo exhibition of Shannon Cartier Lucy's artwork in L.A. on view at De Boer Gallery

Kehrer Verlag publishes Helen Levitt book to accompany retrospective exhibition

Sabrina Amrani opens a digital solo exhibition of works by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Wilhelm Burmann, teacher of ballet's brightest, dies at 80

Alexander Berggruen opens an exhibition of works by four artists

Lawrie Shabibi opens first 3-D exhibition 'Upsurge: Waves, Colour and Illusion'

Thousands of isolated artists join together to draw online in a global internet moment

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The Reuben Foundation announces support for Illuminated River

Timeless aesthetics: Collectors advised to buy quality pieces amid COVID-19 crisis

JoAnne Artman Gallery opens a new series of exclusive online exhibitions

Japanese art market estimated at 258 billion yen, up 4.9% on last year

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Kunsthaus Hamburg temporarily closed but still busy with exciting contents

Steidl publishes 'David Goldblatt: Some Afrikaners Photographed'

Dewi Lewis Pubishing releases 'House Music' by Charles Rozier

Mitchell Fine Art presents a solo exhibition by Ann Thomson

Kim Foster Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Dan Hernandez

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