Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q)
Q: Does Wayne take personal commissions for paintings?
A: YES If you would like Wayne to paint something for you, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org along with the image and Wayne will look at it for you and be in touch.
If you wish to post us photos, please ensure that they are not the originals as we cannot return them.
Q: How can I mix the same colour as Wayne?
A: We do not recommend that you do!
Not even Wayne can mix exactly the same colour twice. We recommend having a play with similar colours and create your own hue. If you want to remember how to mix a certain shade, we suggest keeping a pad and pen with you as you mix and writing down what colours you used to achieve the final colour with a small swatch of the paint beside it. Next time you wish to mix that shade, you know exactly how you got there and can duplicate it!
Q: How do I paint (insert specific subject)?
A: Please note that the techniques Wayne teaches through his DVDs and on television can be applied to any subject matter - from portraits to landscapes. The technique is what is important. Once you have that down, you can go ahead and paint anything you wish with what you have learnt! We can not specifically tell you how to paint something - simply give it a try! If you don't get it quite right the first time, you can always go back and learn from your mistakes.
Q: I bought painting/s from Wayne . Can you sell them for me or will you purchase them from me?
A: Unfortunately, we have to say no. We do not sell any of Wayne's previous work, nor do we purchase Wayne's artwork from customers.
If you wish to sell your Wayne Clements artworks, some of our customers have found success selling them through eBay or Gumtree.
Q: Does Wayne teach classes?
A: YES See lesson page on the website for detail
Q: What is a medium?
A: A medium is a substance mixed with your paints to slightly change their texture. Often a liquid medium is used to to thin them out for more movement and create a subtle gloss. Gel medium can be added to thicken the paint.
Q: What is series and why do paint prices vary depending on series?
A: Artist-quality paint will run in series. They go on as series 1, series 2, series 3 (and on and on, in some cases).
This only refers to the pigment in the paint. Some pigments are more expensive than others - making the paint more expensive to produce and therefor buy. Example: Colours such as white and browns do not contain particularly rich pigments so they would be categorized into series 1. Colours like reds or oranges are much richer in pigment and therefor would be categorized in a higher series.
Q: What is the difference between palette knives and painting knives?
A: Palette knives, used for mixing paint on the palette, are stronger and less supple than painting knives. They have strength to mix and lift colors without snapping. Painting knives, on the other hand, have a thinner blade and are more supple.
If we have not answered your question above, you are more than welcome to send us a message. Details are on our Contact page.