Shadow shapes and light is an important part of creating the illusion of three dimension on a flat surface. The problem of creating form from flat shapes is at the heart of the history of realism in art. A shadow needs to follow the shape of an object... Read More
How can I make corrections on my painting without causing muddy or chalky color?Muddy and chalky color problem: “Where I run into trouble …. a painting is a series of corrections…..when I correct, the paint gets contaminated. It begins to look over-worked or milky. And if I work on... Read More
Learning the conceptsAn important concept in painting landscapes is good design. According to John F. Carlson, in order to achieve this, there should be four values in the painting. These values, in turn, influence three planes: the horizontal, the angles, and the vertical. In each plane there... Read More
Etching is a traditional way to make multiple prints from one drawing effort. For that reason, it is the process of making prints from a metal plate (generally copper, zinc or steel). Furthermore, each plate has a design which has been incised by acid. A thin ground (a waxy material) is... Read More
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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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