Art Guides & Info
Here at Pegasus Art we pride ourselves on being more than just a supplier of art and craft materials, tools and accessories. We like to give back to the artistic community too by providing a variety of courses and workshops, as well as having a friendly team offering help and advice.
Feel free to read through our guides and further information on a range of topics within the art and craft sector. We hope you find them useful in your artistic endeavours!
Types of Art Paper
Ever wondered what the difference between Hot Pressed and NOT paper was? Need to find out how to stretch watercolour paper? Ever been puzzled by the term 'size' when it comes to paper manufacture? Read on to discover more about the different types of art paper.
How to Stretch Canvas
If you want to find out more about stretching canvas then we have a handy guide from one of our canvas making workshops that will help you through stretching canvas over our range of wooden stretcher bars including the Museum 45's, No 6 and No 4 bars.
Tips for Varnishing Paintings
Looking to varnish your artwork and not sure where to start? Not sure how long to leave your painting to dry before varnishing? Take a look at some tips for varnishing different kinds of paintings here.
Top Tips for Oil Painters with Max Hale
Artist and tutor at Pegasus Art, Max Hale, shares his five top tips for oil painters. Discover tips for the equipment to use and hints for starting and during the painting process.
Kerry Phippen - Quick Q&A session with artist Kerry Phippen. Find out about her favourite medium, her creative process and the most unusual thing that has inspired her artwork...
Nicola Grellier - Quick Q&A session with artist Nicola Grellier. Find out how she starts a painting, which one art box item she wouldn't be without and her top tip for budding artists...
Alexandra Darbyshire - Quick Q&A session with artist Alexandra Darbyshire. Find out how she communicates her ideas through her art and how she goes about choosing a title for her pieces...
Artist Spotlight Videos
Jane Fisher - Cranfield have featured artist and director of Pegasus Art, Jane Fisher, in one of their Artist Spotlight videos. Watch (or read the transcript) to learn about Jane's artist processes, themes and her enjoyment of colour in painting.
Nicola Grellier - Another of Cranfield's fantastic Artist Spotlight Videos with Nicola Grellier. Watch (or read the transcript) to learn about the inspiration behind Nicola's figurative paintings and her enjoyment of puns and motifs.