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
Here’s a guide on how to make a paint palette out of glass. As a perfect glass palette for oil painting (and acrylics) this palette is customizable to any color you can imagine. Continue Reading
Want to learn how to use a palette knife? Here’s a palette knife tutorial for getting the most out of your painting sessions and learning the basics of paint mixing.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!
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
Wouldn’t it be great if you could skip all the trial and error and start using the best paper for drawing right now? Start paying attention to your drawing surfaces. It could be the difference between a long-lasting drawing that looks great and is a joy to create or a painful struggle.
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!
Want to learn how to shade with a pencil? Learn some basic pencil shading techniques to get you started creating drawings the right way!Continue Reading
This is the story of yellow ochre, how important to it is in my paintings, and just how far I’ll go to get the perfect color I want!Continue Reading