Ordinarily, I do not use naughty words, but in this situation, it works very well. Many artists do not realize that when painting, true feelings and insecurities show in the work like a sore thumb. It is a fact. I was visiting a fellow artist yesterday and was looking through her art work. She had … Continue reading State of Mind
Short lesson painting numbers are available on every professional brand of paint. It looks like this: The code of PG7 is Pigment Green number seven. This is Phthalocyanine Green, blue shade. Learning these codes will help you find the color again in other paint companies and in different mediums. For example, Pyrrole Red is … Continue reading What Do The Paint Color Numbers Mean?
Yes, there are many professionals who use student grade and for good reason. Several pigments such as the phthalocyanine, quinacridones and some of the earth colors are so heavily pigmented, that you actually have an advantage purchasing the student quality because they are easier to work with. Plus, because of their affordability, you will be … Continue reading Top 5 Student Grade Oil Paint
RotoSound R9 Guitar Strings First Impressions I was recommended this RotoSound guitar string brand by a very knowledgeable guitar salesman. It is VERY rare to meet a guitar tech who is both knowledgeable and respectful. Whenever I walk into a Guitar Center for example, the first thing they ask is “Are you here for your … Continue reading RotoSound Guitar Strings
Painting is both a discipline and a creative outlet. As you evolve, so does your art. And as in other aspects of life, you have to put your effort into painting in order to hone your skills and develop your personal artistic style. It is not like riding a bicycle, you have to do it … Continue reading Developing Your Artistic Style
Utrecht had come out with cadmium free paints recently boasting very similar hues of the most popular cadmium colors of red, yellow, and orange. Now, in some of the colors they really did a great job finding the right hue, which is most impressive! According to OSHA, you should use extreme caution with cadmium, it … Continue reading Utrecht Cadmium-free Paints
Looking past the first splats of paint can be difficult if you are new to painting. You look at the picture right in front of you and see chicken scratches, or dabs of nonsensical colors. The object of the game is to have a sense of what it should look like at the end of … Continue reading First Splats
Creating straight lines does not have to be a cause for grief. There is more than one way to draw a line with paint. I do the masking tape ritual on occasion. This is where you gently place tape on the surface of your work in progress and paint over one or both sides … Continue reading Painting Straight Lines
These are just a few of the artworks available at the new Colorful Easel shop. There are more than a dozen paintings already available that fits all budgets! This is my favorite painting. The colors are vibrant, and I put my favorite milk snake as the ouroboros, which is my haha, that pays homage to … Continue reading Available Paintings
Sometimes pictures tell you a story better than words.