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
Underpainting of Bogart the hummingbird. Bogart is a little hummingbird that lives in a bush next to the backdoor of our house. We named him Bogart because he fights other male hummingbirds for the two hummingbird feeders. He has been a permanent resident of our household for about two years now. For the color palette, … Continue reading Hummingbird-Oil Painting Lesson
Canvas Keys or Canvas Wedges Canvas keys are also known as canvas wedges, painters keys, corner keys or canvas inserts. They are used to tighten saggy canvases. All high quality stretched canvas comes with these attached to the back, such as Fredrix Canvases. Insert into the inside corner grooves of the stretcher bars. To use … Continue reading Canvas Keys
Circle Painting in order to get your hand and eye coordination in working order. Not all paintings have to be masterpieces. Get out of your head, that every painting has to be a masterpiece. Just like playing a guitar, you have to learn your scales in order to do so, and do warm up exercises. … Continue reading How to Practice Painting
Purple is the mixing of blue and red pigments. Violet usually pertains to a flower or the bluish-purple color in the spectrum of light. But regarding its place on the color wheel, it can be listed under a bluish-purple or a purplish-blue, but not exactly purple.
Adobe Photoshop teaser for the iPad The first main question posed in this live stream on May 9, 2019 was “What do people really need?” My answer is: It all. Now, artists are all different when it comes to Photoshop. Some use it for drawing, others use it for actual photography, which was it’s original … Continue reading Adobe Photoshop on the iPad is it too little, too late?
This book, Werner’s Nonmenclature of Colours was written by Patrick Syme. He was a painter to the Wenerian and Caledonian Horticultural Societies. The book was printed in London in 1821. It was scanned by the people of Archive.org for your reading pleasure. While it is outdated in many ways, particularly most of the pigments have … Continue reading Werner’s Nonmenclature of Colours
Small, Medium or Large, there are a variety of art supply boxes that will cater to any artist. Here are three of the most popular. From left to right: Guerrilla Painter Box 9x12, a traditional paint box and a French Easel. Three styles of art boxes. Which do you choose? Let us first go through … Continue reading What is the Difference Between a French Easel, Guerrilla Painter and a Traditional Paint Box?
Choosing a few key professional quality art supplies can save you oodles, while providing better results. Work out your ideas on affordable medium quality mixed media paper before commiting your idea to a canvas or expensive watercolor paper. For those artists who do not get to paint or create very often because of cost, you … Continue reading The Frugal Artist