Monday, June 28, 2010

TIps to Buy Oil Paints for Canvas Painting

Buying oil paint is much like buying a car, it means you get what you pay for. Usually, the more expensive the paint, the better quality it is.

Things You'll Need: Artist Palettes, Artist's Canvases, Oil Paint Set, Oil Paintbrushes, Palette Knives, Palette Trays, Clean Rags, Easels, Smocks, Turpentine, Clean Rags, Linseed Oils.
  • Choose a palette of colors you'll use. This will differ depending on what you'll be painting - a landscape, a figure/portrait and so on.
  • Include on your list a good range for a beginner: cadmium yellow medium, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, burnt umber, cadmium red medium, lamp black and white.
  • Decide which of the 2 different types of oil paint you'll get: ones made with pure pigment and binder or ones made with artificial pigment and binder. Artificial paints are suitable for beginning painters and for people who don't need to have their work last permanently.
  • Opt for pure pigment paints for college-level artwork and professional fine art. These paints will hold their colors when mixed with other colors and will not fade.
  • Buy oil paints online or at art and craft stores. Look for the pure colors behind the counter or locked behind glass.
  • Purchase turpentine to clean your brushes and to thin your paint.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Acrylic Painting Tips

Acrylic Painting is the preferred medium of painting of the 21st century. It’s not only a user-friendly medium, but is extremely durable too, and you too can try your hand at this wonderful medium. Follow these Acrylic Painting Tips to make your acrylic experience a pleasant and satisfactory one.
  • The first thing to know about acrylic paints is the fact that they dry very quick. So squeeze out only that much amount that you will need and always remember to recap the tube.
  • Never use soggy brushes as they end up making blotches.
  • Always wipe your brush dry.
  • Use the color directly from the tube or use very little water,iIf you want to get the opaque effect.
  • Dilute the paint in water, Iif you want to get the translucent effect.
  • Remember to blend your colors fast because acrylic paint tends to dry very fast.
  • Use masking tape to remove unwanted layers of paint.
  • Moisten the paper to increase your painting time.
  • It’s important to enjoy what you are doing, remember to have FUN with your colors.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Few tips on oil painting

Different artists make use of different Oil Painting Techniques; yet, they essentially have to go through certain steps. A learner should be conscious of these steps to comprehend the technique of the painting. The most essential step is to prepare the surface; the most frequently used surface is canvas.

The canvas is coated with glue and pigments, and then the artist draws the outline of the Painting, and then he applies pigments mixed with oils for color. Most artists paint in layers: painting in layers helps in perfecting the little details of the composition and also attaining the right colors. When the image is finished and dried for up to a year, an artist often seals the work with a layer of varnish.

Here are a few other technical tips, which will help you with Oil Paintings:
  • Lay out the colors on the palette systematically so that you can access them easily when you need them.
  • With each layer, increase the proportion of oil in the paint. If the upper layers dried out faster than the lower ones, they can crack.
  • Avoid using the color ivory black because it takes a more time to dry.
  • Try using pigments containing cobalt, lead and manganese, they speed up drying.
  • Avoid drying your oil paintings in the dark as it yellows, if you dry it in the dark.
  • Use alcohol to clean away a layer of oil paint or oil varnish, it is a powerful solvent.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Two funny fairy friends painting

These are two funny fairy friends execution out and having tea together. They would appear lovely in any room particularly a little girls room.

The unique artwork is a pen and ink and collection. This is an archival art print of the innovative collage. This color and feature in this print is very factual to the original. I make use of Epson inks and it is printed on Presentation Paper art paper.

Paper size 8.5 x 11
Artwork actual size: Approx 6.5" x 7"

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Effort of the monks painting

The painting beautifully show the eternal effort of the monks to keep walking in the face of all difficulty, with the solitary umbrella offering shade and relief to but one or two at any agreed time. The monks are in the optimistic shades of ochre depicting fire, sun, life, energy. On a macro step then, the painting inspires us not to offer up in the face of challenges. The colors give out hope and cheer, mocking at the grey basics of dismay, pessimism, and negativity. Clearly suggestive of that life is a wonderful journey, no doubt, along a rough road, where one has to keep walking with interval from the heat of life, with the help of the optimistic elements of human nature depicted by the umbrella.

The painting as well depicts, the posture of thought called, walking meditation in which the monks pay detailed notice to the movement of the foot, the intention of walking. Walking meditation is positive to spiritual development.

Friday, June 18, 2010

How to come close to an Art Gallery with Your Paintings

You've reached the phase in your growth as an artist that you've a body of work, have started thinking acutely about selling your paintings, and see the next step as receiving your paintings into an art gallery. So, how do you go on being represented in an art gallery? The tips and suggestion here have been gathered from a number of discussions on the Painting meeting about approaching an art gallery.

Is being represented by a gallery a good thing as far as contact and recognition go, and is it worth the limitations? I’m selling attractive well on my own already.

Putting your effort in a gallery is definitely a way to get familiar and build relationships with people; however, there are limitations and other ways to get recognized. You could demonstrate your work in a gallery for a short while and then show in a different gallery.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Perfect Ceramic pottery flowers thumb

Vladimir set approved and perfect the practice of the 18th century European trompe l’oeil, meaning “natural world in artifice” custom. Dishwares are evocative of giant cabbage leaves, sunflowers and lettuce foliage. Teapots, sugar bowls and vases are in the shape of melons, pumpkins and lemons. Moreover tableware, Vladimir set produces metal and porcelain flowers in sensible style. All flower and foliage are naturalistically painted and each terracotta pot is planned and handmade. All collections are handmade in New York and sign by Vladimir Kanevsky, an artist, stylish and craftsman who has been perfect the art of ceramic inspired by nature for approximately two decades.

Not only Vladimir Kanevsky is a great master of ceramic craft, he is also a very talented sculptor. He is inspired by human body - naked, private and susceptible. Vladimir explores human situation, feelings and the search of self.