Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Oil Painting Workshops with Nina Weiss

On Friday, August 15, Nina will teach Beyond Green: Oil Painting Exploring Color Through art gallary Landscape. In this five hour workshop participants will study the Oil Paintings complex colors of nature. They will begin with a basic review of the Oil Paintings color wheel and examination of Original oil painting color groupings and relationships. Oil Paint mixing and Art Gallery color exercises will strengthen awareness of how to effectively use Oil painting color in landscape paintings and fine art drawings.

On Saturday and Sunday, August 16 & 17, Nina will offer Oil Painting and art reproduction Drawing the Maine Landscape, a two day, ten hour, workshop. Students will work plein-aire studying the inspirational oil painting on canvas landscapes around the beautiful harbor town of Corea. Emphasis of this workshop will be on rendering basic forms of the landscape, using line and gesture and seeing and expanding the use of Art reproduction color in landscapes. Students will begin with compositional sketches and Oil Paintings color studies and progress to works in the color medium of their choice.

The one day (Friday) workshop is $75 and the two day (Saturday / Sunday) workshop is $140. Each workshop is capped at 15 participants.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Paper Marbling an Oil Painting

Paper marbling Oil Painting is a method of aqueous surface oil reproduction design, which can produce oil painting patterns similar to art reproduction marble or other stone, hence the name. The original oil painting patterns are the result of colors floated on either canvas painting plain water or an art reproduction viscous solution known as size, and then carefully the oil painting transferred to a piece of paper (or other surfaces such as fabric).

This oil painting on canvas decorative material has been used to cover a variety of oil painting surfaces for several centuries. It is often employed as a fine art painting writing surface for oil painting calligraphy, and especially book covers art reproductions and endpapers in book binding and stationery. Part of oil painting appeals is that each oil painting print is a unique monoprint.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Aurora Triumphans (1877-8) oil painting by Evelyn de Morgan (1855-1919)

One of the key paintings of Bournemouth’s Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum returns home today, Tuesday 15 April 2008, following a two-year absence for important conservation work.

Evelyn de Morgan’s (1855-1919) Aurora Triumphans has been a big draw to the town for art lovers for many years. It was bought by Herbert Russell-Cotes, son of Sir Merton & Lady Russell-Cotes, in circa 1922.

Aurora Triumphans is one of Evelyn de Morgan’s key works. It was exhibited at the Grosvenor Gallery, London, in 1886, the year before her marriage to the potter William de Morgan. The de Morgans were leading figures in the Art & Crafts movement.

The subject of the painting is Aurora, the ancient Greek goddess of dawn, ‘breaking free’ from the ‘shackles of night’. It is a fitting subject for the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum with the ‘day & night’ theme that runs throughout the house. Further background information about the painting and the artist follows this news release.

The oil painting is being brought back and hung in the gallery by conservator Elizabeth Holford, on Tuesday 15 April at 2.00pm.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hard-edge oil painting

Hard-edge oil painting consists of rough, straight edges original oil painting that are geometrically consistent. It encompasses rich solid colors of art reproductions, neatness of surface, and arranged forms all over the oil painting on canvas. The Hard-edge oil painting style is related to Geometric abstraction of fine art painting, Post-painterly Abstraction, and Color Field oil painting. The term Original oil painting was coined by writer, curator and Los Angeles Times art reproduction critic Jules Langsner in 1959 to describe the work of original oil painters from California, who, in their reaction to the more painterly of oil paintings or gestural forms of Abstract expressionism, adopted a knowingly impersonal original oil paint application and delineated areas of painting color with particular sharpness and good clarity. This approach to abstract oil painting became widespread in the 1960s, though California was its creative center of fine art reproductions.

Hard edge oil painting is also a simply descriptive term, as applicable to past works as to future original oil artistic production. The term oil painting on canvas refers to the abrupt transition across "hard edges" between one color area to another color area. Canvas painting Color within "color areas" is generally reliable, that is, homogenous. Hard-edged oil painting can be both figurative and nonrepresentational.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Theft of Tom Roberts oil painting

ACT Policing is investigating the theft of a valuable oil painting by renowned Australian landscape artist Tom Roberts.

The work, which in its frame measures 560mm in height by 455mm wide, was stolen from a wall at University House on Balmain Crescent in Acton.

The work is entitled “Road near the Goulburn River” and is conservatively valued at $25,000.

The theft was reported to police yesterday, and has occurred while University House underwent refurbishment.

It is believed the painting was stolen sometime between April 30 and June 18 this year.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Contemporary Art Reproduction Galleries

The term contemporary art gallery refers generally to a privately-owned for-profit commercial art gallery. These art galleries are often found clustered together as art reproductions in large urban centers. The Chelsea district of New York City, for illustration, is widely considers to be the heart of the contemporary art gallery world. Even smaller towns will be home to atleast one contemporary art gallery, but these art reproductions may also be found in small communities and remote areas where artist congregate.

Contemporary art galleries are generally open to the general public with no charge; yet, some are semi-private. These Art reproductions usually profit by taking a cut of the art's sales; from 25 to 50% is common. There are also numerous not-for-profit and art-collective art galleries. Some art reproduction galleries in cities like Tokyo charge the artist a flat rate per day, though this is considered offensive in some international art Gallery markets. Art reproduction Galleries often hang solo shows. Curators frequently create group shows that say something about a certain matter, fashion in art, or group of associated art gallery artists. Art reproduction Galleries sometimes choose to represent artists exclusively, giving them the chance to show regularly. One peculiarity of contemporary art reproduction galleries is their aversion to signing business contracts, even though this seems to be changing.

A contemporary art gallery's definition can also include the art gallery artist run centre, which often operates as a space with a more independent selection and attitude.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Acrylic Paint, Water-Color Painting

Acrylic paint is fast aeration paint that contains pigment hovering in an acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints could be diluted with water, but turn into water-resistant when dried up. Depending on how greatly the paint is diluted (with water) or customized with acrylic gels, mediums, or paste, the completed acrylic painting can look like a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characters not attainable with the other medium.

History of Acrylics Painting

Acrylics were first made commercially obtainable in the 1950s. These were mineral spirit-based paints known as Magna offered through Bocour Artist Colors. Water-based acrylic paints were later sold as "latex" home paints, even though acrylic dispersal uses no latex resultant from a rubber tree. Interior "latex" home paints tend to be a mixture of binder (occasionally acrylic, vinyl, pva and others), pigment, water and filler,. External "latex" home paints may also be a "co-polymer" blend, but the very finest exterior water-based paints are 100% acrylic. Soon after the water-based acrylic binder were introduced as home paints, artists and companies similar began to search the potential of the new binders. Water soluble artiste quality acrylic paints became commercially presented in the early on 1960s, offered by Liquitex.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Traditional Faux Painting

Faux painting are commonly called Faux finishing are terms used to portray a wide range of ornamental oil paintings techniques. From the French utterance for "fake", faux painting begin as a shape of replicating materials such as granite and wood with paint, but has come to encompass various other decorative finishes for ramparts and furnishings.

History of Faux Painting

Faux finishing has been in use for millennia, as of cave painting to Ancient Egypt, but what we usually think of as faux finishing in Decorative Arts begin with Plaster as well as Stucco Finishes in Mesopotamia over 5000 years before.

Faux became vastly popular in Classical times in the form of faux Wood, faux Marble, and Trompe l'oeil Murals. Artists would trainee for 10 years or further with a master faux artist before work on their own. Great credit was rewarded to artiste who could really trick viewers into believing their work was the genuine thing. Faux painting has continued to be more popular throughout the ages, but experienced main resurgences in the neoclassical revitalization of the nineteenth century and the Art Deco style of the 1920s. Throughout the modern history of attractive painting, faux finishing has been mostly used in profit-making and public spaces.

In the late 1980s and early on 1990s faux finishing saw another major revitalization, as wallpaper began to fall out of style. At this point, faux painting has started to become tremendously popular in home environment, with high end homes leading the trend. While it can be quite costly to hire an expert faux finisher, numerous faux painting techniques are easy enough for a beginning home proprietor to create with a little training. People are also fascinated to the ease of changing a faux finish, as it can be simply painted over compared with the harass of eliminating wallpaper.