If you make a wooden palette or buy one available from your art supply store you might find that it is not quite balanced on your forearm and wrist. Today I’ll show you how you can make a counterbalance for your handheld palette to make holding the palette way more comfortable!
Why some “earth tone” paints are irreplaceable to a painter. Some of this may surprise you but it’s imperative you understand the important role these colors play in an artists paint kit.Continue Reading
Interested in learning how to master color? Find out why Munsell Color Charts can drastically help you as an artist not only understand color better but gain predictable results when mixing your paints!
If you want to paint with greater confidence you really need to understand the properties of your paints. I’m not just referring to paint color either. I’m referring to Your Paint’s Opacity.
Do you Really know whether the paints you are using are Opaque or Transparent?Continue Reading
Looking for some beginner oil painting tips? The following is a comprehensive oil painting tutorial which will help novices make sense of the various oil painting materials and techniques. Which thinner to use? What are mediums for? How to clean my brushes? It’s all here!
Today you’ll learn precisely what the elements of art are and how these basic ingredients are used to create a work of art. You’ll start off with a basic list format and ultimately be taken through a multitude of examples including tons of shareable graphics. I’m also going to share my opinions on why I believe the most widely accepted wisdom in this field needs a slight change.
Did you know that a thumbnail sketch can help you plan your artwork out before you invest in a ton of time and materials. Thumbnail drawings are easy to draw and super helpful. Let’s learn exactly what these sketches are and how thumbnail drawings can help you right now!
Perspective drawing is a vital artistic technique if you’re interested in conveying spatial representations on paper. Today you’ll learn the 2 Point Perspective method of drawing by means of simple Step by Step instruction!
What colors do you mix to get brown? Today we cover all things regarding the color brown: how to make brown colors and how brown relates to the color wheel!Continue Reading
You’ve probably come here wondering what gesso is used for or how to use it properly. That’s not surprising. There’s so much misleading information about what gesso’s role is in acrylic and oil painting. Today you are going to learn what gesso is really made of, some good reasons to use it and the historical significance behind modern day gesso paint as a primer!