Art supplies online - Express your artistic personality
by Art Materials on May 18, 2021
Appreciating art and being creative is intrinsic to each one of us, but the exploration of that has a myriad of expressions. Unleashing your creativity could be painting on a canvas, decoupaging a wooden tray, making polymer jewellery, scrapbooking, or upcycling dated furniture with chalk paint. Whatever your fancy, the first step is acknowledging Pablo Picasso’s observation: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” So, exploring your childlike love of colour and finding your artistic muse simply starts with purchasing art supplies online.
“Creativity takes courage” -Henri Matisse
No matter what your artistic goals, dreams, or passion may be - the secret is just to start. Silence the doubts, ignore the naysayers and get rid of any procrastination excuses. Do you love abstract art? Are you moved by the impressionists? Does street art connect with you at a deeper level? Then just click a button and buy the canvas, the paintbrushes, the spray paint or the set of watercolours, oils or acrylics. These basic art supplies are all you need to start your creative painting adventure.
This is not so much about the finished product or the eye of the beholder - it is about innovation, unleashing your inner artist and creating something visually exciting and beautiful. It is about embarking on a journey of discovery. Something deep within us stirs when we let our creative juices flow, and all you need are a few basic art supplies and materials, available online.
There are no words to describe the satisfaction of standing back and surveying the emotional story behind the visuals you have created on a canvas.
Explore your inner Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso or Claude Monet
These master artists have wowed the world with their use of oil paints. If you want to start your artistic journey with the rich and vibrant effect of oils, then go ahead. There really are no rules.
Painting with oils means you can achieve great detail, experiment with light and dark contrasts and create a sense of depth. Be aware that oil paints are the most expensive and do take very long to dry - so you will need much patience and the brushes will need to be cleaned with turpentine.
Explore your inner J.M.W. Turner Winslow Homer or Paul Klee
Watercolours tend to be the cheapest of the art material range of paint media. Mixed with water, watercolour paints (known as aquarelle in French) offer huge coverage and are hugely satisfying to work with, providing a cloudy muted effect. They dry pretty quickly and provide soft colour saturation. Watercolour techniques can be difficult to master and it is difficult to cover any mistakes.
Explore your inner David Hockney, Mark Rothko or Roy Lichtenstein
As far as art supplies go, acrylic paints are for the more impatient painter and a fun start to expressing yourself on canvas. From Pop Art to abstract art and anything in between, acrylic paints are the happy hybrid between oils and watercolours. They are versatile, dry quickly and are very forgiving. LIke oils - you can build up layers and achieve detail, but you can also add water to thin the paint to achieve more translucency. This is often the medium for novice painters.
Explore your inner Banksy, Lady Pink or Jean-Michel Basquiat
Of course, when it comes to art supplies, you should not be limited by traditional paint media. Be bold and step out of your comfort zone. Spray paint art is a huge trend - from protest street art to urban renewal art and interior design murals. And you cannot get more affordable than a can of spray paint. (Read more on a simple can of spray paint and art’s evolving story).
Explore The Art Materials Company
Unlocking your inner artist is literally one click away. Whatever medium you choose, The Art Materials Company is Ireland's largest stockist of all the premium quality brands of art supplies online your heart could possibly desire. (Free delivery on all orders over €75).