This conversation between Jackie Kamin and Sherrie McGraw is about the best painting brushes for artists. They offer a discussion on tips and advice for artists to help them master their craft.
Jackie: Hey Sherrie. How are you?
Sherrie: Hi Jackie, I'm good. How are you doing?
Jackie: Good to see you.... Read More
Learning how to make a brushstroke doesn't have to be difficult and you can easily adapt to my learning techniques!
Good morning and welcome to my studio. Today I am going to talk to you about the importance of brushstrokes. They are really the lifeblood of your painting.
It's important to... Read More
Finding Inspiration for a Painting
The most important requirement is the desire to paint. The best way to get started is have a collection of resources and references, like photos, sketches and other artists’ work that you admire. This can be inspirational when looking for ideas. Keep a sketchbook for... Read More
How important is drawing to portrait painting
I believe that drawing is so important to portrait painting. From my own experience, drawing has improved my portrait painting. The more I draw the better my hand and eye coordination gets. This allows me to become more accurate and direct with my drawing.... Read More
Painting Surfaces, Canvas, Boards
In a conversation between Jackie Kamin and Sherrie McGraw, we find out the different painting surfaces that they prefer.
Jackie: Hi Sherrie! Could you tell us what is the best painting surface to work on?
Sherrie: Hi Jackie! For smaller sizes, I prefer smooth boards to paint on. My... Read More
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 concepts
An 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
Bright Light Fine Art is recognized as a top Art Training Membership website for online art instruction!
Please read this wonderful article on the honorable mention for our art training memberships and fine art drawing and painting classes, and services.
Aug 27, 2019 | Article by Master Oil Painting Author
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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