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Pop M’Art Social Painting

Chroma has sponsored a whole lot of fun by supporting a new not for profit venture in Melbourne called Pop M’Art. Maggie Chan and her volunteer crew have enabled social painting since the beginning of March 2012 to celebrate the joy of painting. Pop Mart’s gatherings have been running in gorgeous Melbourne locations such as parks, bars, lane ways, the Abbotsford Convent, and even the Eureka Skydeck 88 to make painting accessible, share experience and explore fact that anyone can do it!

Gloss Is Good

Chroma recently made a decision to separate the acrylic Matte, Satin and Gloss Medium/Varnishes into two separate products - now there are Matte, Satin and Gloss Mediums, and Matte, Satin and Gloss Varnishes. If you wonder why we made this decision - you are not alone!
At the most fundamental level, painting mediums exist to alter viscosity and sheen, while varnishes exist to provide protective coating that may or may not adjust the sheen of a painting. While it is acceptable to have combination products, feedback from artists helped guide us in the decision to split this line into distinct tracks.

Great Aussie Art Competition

Chroma Australia and Corporate Express are proud to announce The Great Aussie Art Competition. This exciting new competition gives primary schools in NSW the chance to win an amazing art lesson from Art Education specialist Raquel Redmond and the runner up gets an art lesson from your truly - Serena Agius the Chroma Australia resident artist.
 For more details read the full article

Frazer Scarfe Teaching Video

A new video by up-and-coming young artist Fraser Scarfe dispels some of the myths and preconceptions about painting for the inexperienced. In it you are guided through the painting process from start to finish. Scarfe works on two key paintings: a Lincolnshire landscape overlooking the cathedral and the arching cloisters inside it.

Colour In Your Life Painting Competitions

Chroma is sponsoring a series of painting competitions with $250.00 worth of free paint for the winners.

So far we have already had a red and a purple themed competition. The winners and their artwork are shown below.

Congratulations to the winners and we hope you enjoy using your new Chroma paints too!

When the next competition starts we will let you know all about it here on Paint Talk.

Brisbane Craft & Sewing Show

The Decorative Folk Artists of QLD Inc is a group of friendly, caring people who enjoy painting and sharing their skills.

For the last three years, they have had a stand at the Craft & Sewing Show in Brisbane where members have taught a variety of Chroma sponsored workshops...

Atelier Fluid Acrylics Trial

We are in the process of trialling a NEW professional quality artists' acrylic paint. Currently we are experimenting with two slightly different consistencies for the new formula; a very runny one we refer to as Atelier Fluid Low Viscosity and a slightly thicker one we call Atelier Soft Body Mid Viscosity.

These products are not available in the stores at the moment and the trial is still limited to just a handful of invited artists. If you would like to try some of these new paints just sign up to Chroma Link because as soon as trial kits and samples become available we will be sending out an email to let everyone know.

For more details see the product descriptions and artists' comments in the full article

Easter Projects

Have fun with these great projects for you to enjoy over Easter. So pick up your paintbrush, take inspiration from these ideas and set your creativity free.

TRANSPARENT LAYERING TECHNIQUES

I thought that Chroma link members might like a taste of some of Judith White’s the work which is currently showing at the Maitland Regional Gallery in NSW, Australia until April 29th 2012.

The show by Judith White is called- Riverstories: Postcards from the Edge

TANGO at MCA Australia

On Thursday 29th March, a newly refurbished and extended Museum of Contemporary Art - Australia opened to the public amidst a week of specially scheduled events and publicity. An imposing flight of stairs greets visitors and staff to the museum at the Circular Quay entrance, beyond the exterior forecourt. On the adjacent wall, ‘Tango’ is painted. See below for all the photos which explain this exciting new work.