This was originally published many years ago via my old blog. I've changed blogs throughout my life, but some nuggets of information still ring true today. This was first published in Dec. 19, 2008. I forgotten which blog it was, but I still have all of my old writings. This was a letter from a … Continue reading Me, Not The Paint
A Picture History of Painting; From Cave Painting to Modern Times by H. W. Janson and Dora Jane Janson. Looking at old history books and, in particular old world history books on paintings, you’ll see pictures that are not shown these days. Not that the paintings are any less prolific than a Van Gogh or … Continue reading Picture History of 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.
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
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?
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