Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Oil sketch or Oil study

An Oil sketch or oil study is an fine art work made chiefly in oil paints, and which is more abbreviated in managing than a completely finished work of art. Initially these were fashioned as introductory study or modelli, particularly so as to gain sanction for the design of a larger custom-built painting. They were also used as design for specialist in other media, such as printmaking or wall-hanging, to follow. Later they were formed as sovereign works, often with no thought of being stretched into a full-size picture.

The common medium for modelli was the sketch, but an oil sketch, even if made in a limited choice of colors, could better recommend the tone of the estimated work. For an artist with excellent technique, the fabrication of an oil sketch may be as fast as that of a drawing, and a lot of practitioners had splendid brush skills. In its speediness of finishing the oil sketch may be used not only to express progress and transient effects of light and color, its gestural nature may even symbolize a mimetic parallel to the act of the subject.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Oil painting Techniques

Traditional oil painting technique often starts with the artist drawing the figure onto the canvas with charcoal which is watery paint. Oil paint can be mix with turpentine or artist rating mineral spirits or other lean vehicle to make thinner, faster aeration paint. Then the artist build the figure in layers. A vital rule of oil paint application is 'fat over lean'. This means that each added layer of paint must be a bit oilier when compared to the layer below, to permit proper drying.

As a picture gets additional layers, the paint must get oilier or the final canvas will break and peel. There are a number of other painting medium that can be used in oil painting, include cold wax, resins, and varnish. These added medium can support the artist in correcting the translucency of the paint, the shine of the paint, the thickness or 'body' of the paint, and the ability of the paint to grip or hide the brushstroke. These variables are strongly connected to the expressive capacity of oil coat.

When we look at original oil paintings, the various character of oil paint allow one to sense the choice the artist made as they apply the paint. For the spectator, the paint is motionless, but for the artist, the oil paint is a fluid or semi-fluid and must be stirred 'onto' the painting surface.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

History of Oil Painting

Oil paint was certainly developed for ornamental or useful purpose in the High Middle Ages, although latest study indicates it was famous in the far east centuries earlier. Surfaces like shield - both those used in tournament and those hang as embellishment - were more durable when tinted in oil-based medium than when painted in the customary tempera paints.

Nearly all source, in general Vasari, ascribed northern European watercolorist of the 15th century, and Jan van Eyck in particular, with the "discovery" of painting with oil medium on wood panel, however Theophilus basically give instruction for oil-base painting in his treatise. Early Netherlandish work of art in the 15th century was however the first to create oil the usual painting, pursued by the rest of Northern Europe, and after that Italy. The popularity of oil stretch through Italy as of the North, starting in Venice in the late 15th century. By 1540 the earlier method for painting on board, tempera had become all but vanished, although Italians persistent to use fresco for barrier paintings, which was more harder in Northern climates.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Landscape painting

Landscape painting depicts landscape such as valleys, trees, mountains, rivers, as well as forests. Sky is almost forever included in the sight, and weather typically is an element of the work of art reproductions. In the opening century Roman frescoes of landscapes bedecked rooms that have been potted at Pompeii and Herculaneum. Conventionally, landscapes painting depict the exterior of the earth, other than there are other sort of landscapes, such as moonscapes, for instance.

The word landscape is as of the Dutch, landscape meaning a wad, a patch of cultured ground. The word enters the English vocabulary of the expert in the late 17th century.

Early on in the fifteenth century, landscape painting was recognized as a genus in Europe, as a setting for human action, often articulated in a religious topic, such as the themes of the Journey of the Magi.

The Chinese custom of "pure" landscape, in which the miniature human figure simply give scale and invite the viewer to contribute in the experience, was fine established by the time the oldest existing ink paintings were executed.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Maine artist receives award in France

Damariscotta Artist/ Sculptor Jacques Vesery was selected to participate in "Les tourneurs et leurs Projets" during the "Art and Passion du Bois" festival in Breville (near Cognac) France, August 30-31, 2008. This competition brought together 6 wood art

professionals to create work in a public venue. Three prizes were awarded including one by a jury of professionals and local dignitaries.

The theme; "Him and Her"....The challenge; Complete a piece in two days. Jacques' thoughts on how his work would relate to the theme; Two turned forms representing Male and Female specifically, yet to convey several ideas. Although the forms may relate to non-realistic seaforms or creatures and each single form, being unique with an ability to stand alone..... together represent a combined relationship. As with any relationship between two objects [not necessarily human, but including plants, animals and man-made objects] the intent was to reveal compatibility, similarity, individuality and the importance of unity as well....no matter where one comes from or what side of an ocean.

Jacques received the highest honor, the Professional Juror's Award which is based on the criteria of technique, creativity, relation to the theme and emotional provocation. With this comes the honor of returning to Breville in 2009 as President of the Jury for the next competition. He is the only artist outside of France ever to be accepted to this event.

More images and information is available through the artist and/or Cerise Boisseaux in Breville at cerise.boisseaux@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Two first Place Photographs at Oxford County Fair

Tere K. Porter, O.D. has been rewarded for his keen artistic eye with accolades at the Oxford county Fair. Tere was awarded a first place in Landscapes for a scene of Mount Washington with snow and fall foliage at lower altitudes, and first place for a close up photograph of a Blue Flag Iris.

Tere was born in Aroostook County and after receiving a high school graduation gift of a 35mm camera from his parents in 1960, has been taking photographs ever since.

When Tere's children were in junior and senior high school in Oxford Hills, he switched to video taping of all of their music concerts. He continued this after they graduated for the Music, Art Reproduction and Drama Boosters Club to help support the SAD 17 fine art reproduction program until about 2000.

"I like video for action and sound shooting and I have video taped many of our vacations such as, our trip to Alaska," said Tere "but still photographs are and always have been my first love."

Tere is known for his fondness of nature photography as he strives to capture the feel of a flower blossom, a sunset of vivid hues, or the brilliance of fall foliage.

"I have recently converted my office to be an Office/Gallery," Tere says. "I have 40 photographs hanging in the waiting room of my office which is located at 66 Paris Street in Norway."

Visitors are encouraged to call ahead of time at, 743-6271. Anyone interested in Tere's work can view 2600 examples on his website, where images can be purchased. The website address is tereporter.photostockplus.com.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oil Painting Art Reproduction

In oil painting art reproduction, an under painting is an initial layer of oil painting applied to a ground, which serve as a base for succeeding layers of paint. Art reproductions under paintings are often called oil painting monochromatic and help to define color values for later art reproduction oil painting. There are several different types of art reproduction oil painting, such as verdaccio and grisaille.

Oil painting art reproduction gets its name because it is oil painting that is intended to be painted over in a scheme of working in layer. There is a popular misconception that oil painting art reproduction should be monochromatic, perhaps in gray-scales. In fact, a multi-color oil painting art reproduction is much more useful and was used extensively by oil painting art reproduction artists such as Giotto (whose oil painting art reproduction techinque is described in detail by Cennino Cennini).

The colors of the oil painting art reproduction can be optically mingled with the subsequent oil painting art reproduction, without the danger of the oil painting art reproduction colors physically blending and becoming muddy. If oil painting art reproduction is done properly, it facilitates over painting. If it seems that if one has to fight to obscure the oil painting art reproduction, it is a sign that it was not done properly.