Learning to draw hands can be intimidating. Hands are one of the most complex forms in the human body, but luckily you have a ready and willing model: your own hand!Stacy KaminSome artists avoid drawing and painting hands because they feel overwhelmed by the different forms and the... Read More
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Aug 27, 2019 | Article by Master Oil Painting AuthorThe internet... Read More
How do I prime a raw linen canvas?This blog will explain priming raw linen and how to oil prime a raw linen canvas. This age-old archival method of priming a canvas for painting in oils creates a smooth surface that far surpasses what is available commercially. If you have... Read More
What is the Science of Color? What is the temperature of color? How can I tell if a color is warm or cool?When one thinks of the science of color, they think of how colors will impact emotions and depth. When considering warmth, one thinks of fire. The colors... Read More
Painting a face is more involved than painting a vase or a tree. This is largely because the painter needs more drawing ability when painting a face. With that said, how do you decide how much detail to put in a face? Does it depend on its size, or... Read More
How Can I Be a Neater Painter?
Painting in oil can be a messy endeavor. However, organization is the trick to being a neater painter. Below is a list of the biggest mistakes beginners make, which, luckily, are easy to fix.
DOS AND DON'TSDO clean brushes thoroughly, or they'll become stiff... Read More
STACY KAMIN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SKETCHING & PAINTING FROM LIFE and PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCEPainting a successful painting if you are not on location can be a challenge. Ideally its always better to paint from life. Working from life is when you establish a connection with the subject. It is... Read More
Matching skin color exactly the way you want it can be a challenge for many artists. The tips below can help!
How does an artist decide what colors to mix for skin color?
In order to make flesh seem real, you need to use both warm and cool colors.
Where do you... Read More
Anatomical planes are easiest to see in a simple example like a box. A box has six sides: a top, a bottom and four sides. A plane represents a directional change. The human form has many anatomical planes, but even though it has more nuance than a box, it... Read More