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 While it is outdated in many ways, particularly most of the pigments have … Continue reading Werner’s Nonmenclature of Colours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
My favorite iPad apps. With my writings on the iPad Warrior series, there is a bit of warning. Apps get scrapped frequently. So be very wary about giving your hard earned money an app, you need to think about number one, and how it will affect your projects in both the short run and the … Continue reading App Scrap
The following painting and artist books are my favorite art instuctional books in my library, and frequently recommend them. Oil Painting Solution Book for Landscape Artists This book while targeted toward outdoor painters, plein air painters, and those painting from a photograph about landscapes, there is so much more value in this book. I reference … Continue reading Top 10 Art Instruction Books
Studio Safety Professional paints contain pigments are the same or nearly the same in all mediums. Some pigments contain ingredients such as cobalt, cadmium or lead, which are toxic. There are a plethora of pigments that are not toxic, and will give you a full palette of colors. Acrylics Acrylics take no less than 20 … Continue reading Art Studio Tips