Brushstrokes

A series in which artists enthuse about the medium in which they work.

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Episodes

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01Pastel19990831

According to Paula Rego, Joanna Kirk and FRANCEs Treanor, pastel is brutal, dirty, perfect for skin tones, appealing to women and apt to vanish.

01Pastel19990831

According to Paula Rego, Joanna Kirk and FRANCEs Treanor, pastel is brutal, dirty, perfect for skin tones, appealing to women and apt to vanish.

02Oil19990901

Artists David Shepherd and Simon Callery enthuse about their chosen medium, seeing oil paint as sensuous, lush, muscular and tactile - a medium steeped in history but capable of modernity.

02Oil19990901

Artists David Shepherd and Simon Callery enthuse about their chosen medium, seeing oil paint as sensuous, lush, muscular and tactile - a medium steeped in history but capable of modernity.

03Watercolour19990902

Artists David Austin, Maggie Hambling and Patrick Proctor enthuse about the medium they choose for a variety of work. Watercolour is quick but unforgiving, fluid, luminous and redolent of nostalgia - the first artistic medium that most of us ever tried.

03Watercolour19990902

Artists David Austin, Maggie Hambling and Patrick Proctor enthuse about the medium they choose for a variety of work. Watercolour is quick but unforgiving, fluid, luminous and redolent of nostalgia - the first artistic medium that most of us ever tried.

04 LASTAcrylic19990903

Artists Patrick Caulfield, John Hoyland and Albert Irvin enthuse about acrylic paint - quick-drying, modern, tough, but capable of looking like the bottom of a bucket.

04 LASTAcrylic19990903

Artists Patrick Caulfield, John Hoyland and Albert Irvin enthuse about acrylic paint - quick-drying, modern, tough, but capable of looking like the bottom of a bucket.