Oil Tips

Traditional Portrait Painting

Ever wonder how the masters achieved those rich colors and life like images? Well read on. In this tutorial you can follow along as I create a beautiful portrait of a child done in oils using traditional painting techniques. The early painters used wood ...Read More

How To Stretch And Prime A Canvas

Before you start painting, you need a surface. Buying them can get expensive after a while, particularly if you want gallery-wrap or extra large canvases. This video by Scott Naismith shows you how to stretch and prime your own canvas–an invaluable skill for serious ...Read More

Vermeer’s Artistic Technique

This is a really incredible demonstration on painting like Vermeer by Thomas Penrose Art. I can’t tell you how many times I have read this article and obsessed over the technique…hope you all enjoy it as much as I do! If you’re interested in ...Read More

Pink Rose With Ant

Read Original Article : http://www.artpapa.com/html/Free_Lessons_Pink_Rose.html   The goal of the classical painting is not to depict objects as close to nature as possible, but to compose a beautiful composition of color, tone and texture. Spread linseed oil on each well-dried previous layer immediately before you ...Read More

How To Paint A Glass

Original Article : http://www.artpapa.com/html/Free_Lessons_How_to_paint_a_glass.html I created this little presentation especially for Wetcanvas community in order to introduce myself: Please, excuse me for the few fuzzy pictures, my digital camera was shaking and there is no way to redo some shots. I will share with you one of ...Read More

Hints, Tips And Techniques For Oil – Mediums

Painting with oil colour almost always involves the use of Mediums and Oils in order to to further control the colour, prevent overthinning (see also solvents) and maintain the flexibility of the paint film (fat over lean). At Winsor & Newton we can separate our mediums into four categories: ...Read More

Hints, Tips And Techniques For Oil – Solvents

Hints, Tips & Techniques for Oil - Solvents Find out here about how to use artists’ solvents and how to avoid overthinning. Thinners are used to dilute the colour and clean brushes and palettes after painting. The same solvents can be used with all types of oil ...Read More

Hints, Tips And Techniques For Oil – Colours

Hints, Tips & Techniques for Oil - Colours Click on the headings below to discover the details about using oil colour. Colour ranges and their combinations Permanence Impasto Basic Palettes Colour mixing Additional colours for particular techniques (Landscape painting, Portrait painting, Secondary colours, Glazing colours, ...Read More

Hints, Tips And Techniques For Oil – Surfaces

Oil painting can be done on a variety of surfaces. Browse the headings below to find out more. Canvas Canvas Board Papers Priming canvas Common failings Canvas Stretched cotton canvas has been the most common support for oils since the 17th century. The weave ...Read More

Choosing The White That’s Right In Oils

Choosing the White that's Right in Oils Often the visual differentiation between the various whites available to artists is less easily discernable from the tube than with colours such as reds or blues.  However, since white often comprises the largest volume of colour in most oil ...Read More
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