Uncommon Materials to draw or paint with

Do you paint with acrylics and salt? Watercolours and red wine? Tea and pencils? Inks and lemon? Then this is the right place for you!

Recent Work

  • #JaivikArt - Abstract by BasantSoni
  • Parrot busy with choice  food by BasantSoni
  • New World Cross by crystalline
  • Peaky blinders  Tommy  by david beard
  • Peaky blinders ' john ' by david beard
  • Peaky blinders ' Arthur ' by david beard
  • Capone  by david beard
  • Purple Mood (mixed media) by Niki Hilsabeck
  • I Just Know That Something Good is Going To Happen! by John Douglas
  • Smallest village on Hill, by BasantSoni
  • Illude 7 by John Douglas
  • Simple Grass with Multiple roots by BasantSoni

About This Group

Do you paint with acrylics and salt?
Watercolours and red wine? Tea and pencils? Inks and lemon?
Then this is the right place for you!




Our how-tos

We publish monthly how-tos written by our artists:

  1. HOW TO paint with red wine
  2. HOW TO paint with wax
  3. HOW TO paint with coffee
  4. HOW TO paint with make-up products
  5. HOW TO paint with food colouring
  6. HOW TO paint with rust
  7. HOW TO paint with butter
  8. HOW TO paint with natural pigments|

What is this group about

This group is about PAINTING OR DRAWING WITH UNCOMMON MATERIALS, instead of or in combination with traditional materials. Surprise us!

We look for quality, unconventional images and encourage you to start discussions on contemporary art, especially about:

  1. experimenting with uncommon materials to paint or draw with
  2. what these uncommon materials are meant to express, their symbolism, their meaning
  3. the lifecycle and conservation of these materials on the support (deterioration, changes…)

We especially appreciate you taking the time to explain in our group forum, in your journals or in your artwork’s description more about your uncommon materials: your experimentations and your know-how. Does your material make a statement? Does this particular material has to do something with your personal story or daily habits? Does it symbolize something for you? If you use organic materials, what were your experiences with the evolution of the material in time (colour changes for instance)? Any explanations which you might be able to provide are very welcome, but not obligatory.

You are also more than welcome to submit journals where you discuss your materials, experimentations and works in progress!


Our group links:

  1. Alphabetical list of Uncommon Materials to draw or paint with
  2. Latest features
  3. Series of how-tos

PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND GUIDELINES BEFORE YOU JOIN OUR GROUP!

See the group rules and join this group here

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