The Secret To An Organized Palette

I know what you’re thinking. Art is a spontaneous thing. You don’t need organization for painting. You don’t want to curb the flow of your creative genius with constraints of organization and tight methodology. I get it. Intuitive Mixing Setting …
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Let’s Talk About Oil Pastels

Do you want a new medium that’s not messy, is highly transportable, safe and doesn’t require a lot of paraphernalia? One that’s different from all the rest? If that simple fantasy will make your day, then it may be time …
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Getting Creative!

So, there you have it – a brief overview of the three most popular painting mediums; Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic, what you need to start your painting odyssey, what the materials do and how to use them. Now that you’ve …
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Oil Painting Tips and Tricks

There are so many little bits of useful information a painter can add to his bag of tricks. You’ll never remember them all if you don’t incorporate them into a routine right away, so make a little notebook of tips …
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Oil Painting Accessories

Unlike watercolorists, oil painters require a few extras in their tabouret. It’s possible to paint without too many other accessories, but additional items expand your repertoire of techniques and adds enjoyment and diversity to your painting experience. Let’s begin… Adding …
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Oil Painting Techniques

There are so many variations of Oil Painting techniques that it would take volumes to cover them all. However, a short basic list will cover much of the work taught in a beginning oil painting class. Don’t expect to master …
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Oil Paint Brushes

We’ve come a long way from boar bristles tied to a stick with a rawhide thong, but painters will try just about anything to get paint on the canvas. If there’s anything an artist likes to collect as much as …
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Oil Paint Supports

Unlike watercolor, there’s a huge array of surfaces you can use for oil paintings. Anything you can slap a coat or two of gesso on is a likely target for a starving artist. Extreme Painting Surfaces are a topic we’ll …
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Oil Paint Brands

If you walk into an art supply store, you will probably find two, three or four brands of Oil Paints on the shelves. This is confusing enough, but it is only the tip of the iceberg. Shopping on the Internet, …
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Oil Paints

Oil paints can be the most costly medium for an artist to choose. However, with a little careful shopping and good judgment, an art student can find Oil Paints that will fit his budget and be of reasonably good quality. …
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Oils – Where to Start

There’s just something about painting with oils that encompasses your senses. It’s the feeling of the buttery textured paint as you blend it on your palette. It’s the smell of the paint thinner and the slight taste of it on …
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The Beginners Guide to Painting

Welcome to The Beginner’s Guide to Painting – An Introduction To Watercolor, Oil and Acrylic Painting. If you’re reading this Free Guide, you’ve probably had an interest in art for some time. Maybe you’re in school and looking for extra …
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Working with Mixed Media

It’s happened to all of us: You sit in your studio, surrounded by all your paints and supplies, and you can’t come up with an interesting subject or decide which medium you want to use. To bull your way through …
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