This is an instructional painting book called Landscape Painting in Oil Colour by Alfred East. It was published in 1907 by Cassell and Company, London, Paris, New York and Melbourne. The book is public domain. Landscape Painting by Alfred East This is a charming book on how to paint with oils in nature. It has … Continue reading Landscape Painting in Oil Colour
Mini Canvas Show Mini canvases. I haven’t done an art show since 2012, and am preparing myself to get back into the art game. Here is the lesson, folks, if you move to a major artist town such as Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles, California; Seattle, Washington or the like, be prepared to fight to be … Continue reading Mini Canvas Show
Lil' Dragon, Anawanitia's Gibson SG guitar. Why Do I Talk About Guitars on An Art Website? The short answer is that music is an art. You’d be hard pressed to find any music book that did not compare sounds with colors. The Arts commonly refers to artists, musicians, actors and dancers. In any dictionary, a … Continue reading Guitar Talk on an Art Website?
Digital Artist Studio This is what life looks like as a digital artist. All jokes aside, this is all you need: an iPad with an Apple Pencil, a desk and a chair. You will also need a lamp so you can see your coffee cup, because you will be working well past your bedtime. There … Continue reading Life as a Digital Artist
Liquitex Vs Golden Acrylics Products from Liquitex and Golden Acrylics. Acrylics are one of the newest artist materials on the market. They were invented in 1933 by Henry Levison of Cincinnati, Ohio, at the time, his business was called Permanent Pigments, and the acrylics were solvent-based. It wasn’t until 1955 that the plastic-like acrylic formulation … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Liquitex and Golden Acrylics?
Gamblin Oil Colors and Winsor & Newton Artist Oils in a limited palette of colors. Today I am going to talk about my two favorite oil paint brands, Winsor & Newton Artist Oils and Gamblin Oil Colors. I will explain my reasonings of why I use these paints, and the pros and cons of each. … Continue reading Winsor & Newton Oils vs Gamblin Oil Colors
Image by Keymusic.com Look out metal fans, the guitar smashers have been out done by Gibson themselves in the destruction of their own fine musical instruments. Gibson had decided that a line of their guitars had not met their high standards, and took a very heavy metal machinery to finish them. Or so the speculation … Continue reading Gibson Firebird X Guitars Destroyed
Landscape Painting in Oil Colours by Winsor & Newton 1863. This is an absolute treat! Landscape Painting in Oil Colours by Winsor & Newton from the year 1863! This is a public domain book, which you can read at Archive.org. Winsor & Newton has been my go to for artist materials for decades, be it … Continue reading An 1863 Book of Landscape Painting by Winsor & Newton
Painting in Oil by Louise McLaughlin 1888 This book, Painting In Oil by Louise McLaughlin was published in 1888 by the Robert Clarke and Company in Cincinnati. The ebook is public domain for you to enjoy. The book is a simple read, but it still points out all of the important principles of oil painting. … Continue reading Painting in Oil by L. McLaughlin
Oil paints In the minds of many people, oil painting is toxic. Some believe it so heartily, that they will immediately become nauseated at the scent of oil paint. In order to overcome that needless fear, you have to retrain your brain, and look at the facts. Oil paint is made from oil–a refined, artist … Continue reading Oil Paints and Toxicity