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Painting mist or fog turns an ordinary scene into something special or specific. In his paintings of Menorca’s landscapes, villages and people, he captures the buzz and sizzle of this Balearic island. Working with bright shades of blue, green, yellow and red, the artist renders the scarlet roofs, whitewashed walls, verdant vegetation, cobalt cloudless skies, turquoise waters, golden sands and orange sunsets. His brushstrokes are bold and loose, giving the paintings a sense of movement and dynamism. The overall effect is that of a tropical kaleidoscope, continually shifting and glittering in the sun. So evocative are his depictions of island life, that to view Anoro’s paintings is almost like taking a virtual holiday to the places they depict.

A printmaking technique that involves drawing with greasy crayons or a liquid called tusche, on a polished slab of limestone; aluminum plates, which are less cumbersome to handle, may also be used. The term is derived from the Greek words for stone (litho) and drawing (graph). When the greasy image is ready to be printed, a chemical mixture is applied across the surface of the stone or plate in order to securely bond it. This surface is then dampened with water, which adheres only to the blank, non-greasy areas. Oily printer’s ink, applied with a roller, sticks to the greasy imagery and not to areas protected by the film of water. Damp paper is placed on top of this surface and run through a press to transfer the image. In addition to the traditional method described here, other types of lithography include offset lithography, photolithography, and transfer lithography.

In addition to the base colours and the rare colour pigments you may require for some of your artwork, you can also look at so-called specialty acrylics. These paints are also called fluorescent. As you may have guessed, the pigment in these paints are different once again but in a much more interesting way. In fact, the basic acrylic pigment is mixed with another paint, which causes the unusual result we know as fluorescent acrylic paints.

Watch our short how to paint videos featuring easy-to-follow demonstrations that ensure you perform all the right steps, in the right order when painting a room. You’ll also get helpful tips on choosing the right paint, paint brushes, and paint rollers for your project.

Acrylics can be mixed with a wide range of media. You can add a lot of textures and variety to your art by mixing other media into the paint. Some of the possibilities include sand, rice or pasta. Or, when the acrylic dries, you can use other media, such as charcoal, pen, and pastels on top of the paint.

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