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The Sunday Sketchpad…Public Liability

As the time draws nearer to the Guild Society of Artists exhibition, and with other public selling ventures planned, I need to find some public liability cover. The best deal so far seems to be from Simply Business…£78.84 for the year. Does any other artist have any experience they would care to share on such a matter>

On the fun side…voting is still open for the competition. Please share the link below.

https://www.fineart.co.uk/guild-artists-exhibition-2019.aspx

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Friday Fun and Guild Exhibition

I have volunteered to spend a day helping at the Guild Society of Artists exhibition in London. It will be ace to see my paintings there but just to be surrounded by art and doing art for a day is going to be fun!

Come and join in….The Guild Gallery, London will be open from 10am – 6 pm 20 May – 27 May 2019 at 2 Wye house, Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ

http://www.artfinder.com/marketing/artwork/long-legs-and-louboutins/?scheme=dark&user_id=1411808&size=large

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How to protect your oil paintings and make them shine!

For those artists who paint with oils in the traditional way, using linseed oil as a solvent and prepare layer upon layer, I thought I would share a quick post with you about Daler Rowney Damar Varnish.

I used it recently for the first time on this painting. The painting has recently sold on Artfinder. I used the varnish to protect the final painting  and bring back the lustre of the oil colour. I found it enhanced the colours and made the whole piece come to life. I will use it on every piece going forwards.

It can be used to protect paintings temporarily and can be removed with solvent. I liked it so much I left it on.