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 that... 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 the... 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'TS
DO clean brushes thoroughly, or they'll become stiff and... Read More
STACY KAMIN SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON SKETCHING & PAINTING FROM LIFE and PHOTOGRAPHIC REFERENCE
Painting 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 from... 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 use... Read More
In this blog, Sherrie gives Stacy a critique on an oil painting portrait in progress. Sherrie shows how the structure of the head depends on getting a more accurate read of the hairline as it describes the skull, or in some cases, where a scarf or hat meets the skull.... Read More
"Over time, a beautiful art collection can lose some of its visual impact due to dust, cobwebs, dirt, water stains and other wear and tear. Fortunately, there are a strategies for cleaning paintings on canvas that will not damage the paint and will keep an art collection looking its best."
One... Read More
What is Glazing in painting?
What is Scumbling in painting?
When do artists use glazing to intensify the oil painting process? When is it appropriate to use the process of scumbling? Enhancing an oil painting with the use of glazing is a useful tool. Understanding the process of scumbing can also be... Read More
How do I know what kind of easel to buy?
This blog recommends an easel for your studio and one for when you are on-the-go. It's hard to know which easel to get when there are so many to choose from in an art store. I hope these recommendations help.
Choosing the... Read More