Why oiling out can improve the colors in your oil painting and why artists might need to use this technique in your oil painting layers.Continue Reading
With plentiful options, picking an oil painting surface to create that next masterpiece can be tricky. Today we figure out the best surface for oil painting depending on your own artistic needs and capabilities.Continue Reading
Three point perspective drawing is an essential skill to aspiring artists. From buildings to landscapes and even still life subject matter, understanding how to draw in three point perspective will make drawing much easier!
There’s some important reasons I don’t copy photographs when I make paintings.Continue Reading
Welcome! You’re probably arriving here from “Tea Time” my 5 part video series on how to paint a still life using oil paints.
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!