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George Shaw: Humbrol enamel paints | The National Gallery, London

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The National Gallery's Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist, George Shaw discusses his idiosyncratic use of Humbrol enamel paint, typically used to colour model trains and aeroplanes. Watch more George Shaw videos: http://bit.ly/2asNV2t Find out more about the exhibition 'George Shaw: My Back to Nature': http://bit.ly/1Nt6N1m Subscribe and be the first to know about new videos: http://bit.ly/1HrNTFd Like the National Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenationalgallery/ Follow the National Gallery on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NationalGallery Follow the National Gallery on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/national_gallery/
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Simple Mat (3 months ago)
I thought humbrol enamel paint was for models tho. Hua learn something new every day!
rob wilkinson (3 months ago)
yep, my oil experience is huge but having the enamels not dry very quick just opened up the time you could blend it. Its quite good fun
Simple Mat (3 months ago)
rob wilkinson ohhh so you can use them like oils!
rob wilkinson (3 months ago)
I have used enamels for painting, bit like using Oils in that you got a long time to adjust/blend. Mine would be dry by the following day
Gemma Jones (1 year ago)
hi i wondered if you could help me i am painting dolls house miniatures made from metal, i have been painting with the Humbrol enamel, during my drying time, my project took a dink, how can i mean the now dented finish in my work?
Mofo T-dac (1 year ago)
Very interesting

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