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John Walker- Winter in the Fire Forest

John Walker is one of Australia's foremost landscape painters. His latest body of work was on exhibition at Utopia Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney from late October to mid November. In their media release for the show Utopia Gallery has written,

Winter in the Fire Forest is a body of work that can be tentatively traced to a discovery Walker made whilst painting at the edge of a mountain ash forest near Reidsdale, NSW about six years ago.

Step by Step Abstract Art from artist Glenn Farquhar

Chroma Australia is proud to announce our new association with Sydney Artist, Glenn Farquhar.  Chroma Australia is very impressed by Glenn Farquhar’s Step By Step Art DVD Series and highly recommends these instructional DVD’s and 20 download art lessons.  Glenn has now produced ten DVD’s with the latest releases being 7, 8, 9 & 10 incorporating Chroma Atelier & A2 artist acrylics and medium. Combined with his own wonderful teaching skills Glenn's lessons are Informative and inspiring,showing you just how easy it is to paint like a professional artist.

Less is More: How to Acquire Mastery of Colour

As an artist, and, indeed, as a lover of art, I spend a lot of time looking round galleries and museums, both physical and virtual. While nothing beats a visit to a major institution like The National Gallery in London or the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, studying the work of master artists on www.googleartproject.com or www.artcyclopedia.com is also a worthwhile exercise. By master artists I mean the Old Masters, the Moderns, and some (but not all!) of the major names working today.

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.

Put Some Colour In Your Life TV Show Sponsored by Chroma

Chroma is a proud sponsor of this fantastic new television show that promotes arts and education across Australia

The TV series Put Some Colour In Your Life brings Art, Education and the Environment into Australian living rooms, promoting Artists via television and the web.

The series goes to air Sunday the 18th of March at 7.00pm, on the channel 4ME.

Paint Talk Gallery 2011 & 2012

The paint talk Gallery so far this year and during 2010 attracted a fantastic variety of work. We at Chroma are very gratified when work is shared freely. It enriches us all in our creative journeys when amateur and professional artists alike contribute to the pages in the spirit of commraderie and exchange of ideas.

Magic of Mediums: Clear Painting Medium

The magic of mediums is that there is a painting medium for just about every type of application, especially with acrylics. Want to paint very texturally? Impasto Gel or Modelling Compound. Want matte paint? Matte Medium & Varnish. Need more working time? Slow or Thick Slow Medium. But sometimes you’ll find that there is one medium that you use, time and time again. For me, the workhorse in my studio is the Clear Painting Medium.

A Painter’s Space

Painting and colour mixing can be a ”can of worms”. We are going to start at the very beginning and I will suggest how to set up a couple of physical structures to make the process a lot easier. Hopefully we will diminish some of the fear and mystique around mixing paint and give your creativity space.

Courageous Color

It’s easy to get into a rut when choosing colors for a painting. After all, there is something to be said for using the same colors, so you know exactly what to mix in order to achieve the combination you need. But if you are finding your paintings are getting a bit stale, or you want to stretch yourself, simply changing the colors you use can be a great exercise.

Chroma Demonstrations

Have you ever found yourself searching around for the right medium or paint to give a specific effect to your work? Here at Chroma, we go out into the art community to share our manufacturer’s materials knowledge that assist artists in all stages of their creative process. At art schools, art societies and shops we give many demonstrations to help in the materials learning which may otherwise take years of experience to acquire .