Griffin by Anawanitia, oil painting work in progress I sat there for about an hour playing with color schemes for this Griffin painting. I wanted to show the image in my usual style of dynamic skies with a sun just over the horizon. The problem was, all of the blues, greens and violets are all … Continue reading Art Adventure – Griffin No. 4
* Originally posted via an older blog of mine back in 2013. Hi, I just stumbled upon your site while searching out blog avenues. Yes, I agree the background that is now the composition is too beautiful to alter with further subject content. I am a beginning painter in a formal sense and chose oils, … Continue reading Painting Roots
Paint Box Think of all the possibilities you can achieve with painting a picture. Is there a painting you've always wanted but never quite seen the way you envision it? You can achieve it with some practice using your art materials and patience. Purchase a bunch of little canvases or canvas panels. They provide practice … Continue reading Painting In General
Sketch for Piercing the Darkness, by Anawanitia Every idea goes in stages from the thumbnail sketch to the finished painting. It can take days or weeks, depending on how fast I can get the paint to dry between layers. This new picture I am working on in oil is called Piercing The Darkness. It is … Continue reading New Painting In Process Called Piercing The Darkness
Keep your pigments consistent with each medium you choose to use. Whether your preference is acrylics, oils, pastel, watercolor and/or colored pencils, your knowledge of color mixing will greatly increase if you keep the palettes the same. In other words, don't buy the sets, buy individually. This will cost more, but will greatly benefit your … Continue reading Color Consistency
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?
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
Common Grounds Let’s cover the common ground first. A pigment is a color made from organic or inorganic materials. The colors have different characteristics on their own. Some, like Phthalocyanine Blue, are transparent, some colors like Cadmium Red are opaque, meaning the light cannot pass through the color to the surface of the support. And … Continue reading Is There A Difference Between Gouache and Tempera Paints?
On the morning of January 31, 2018, a total lunar eclipse will grace the morning skies. This eclipse is perfect for those night owls or early birds. On the west coast, totality begins at 4:52 a.m. You’ll want to be outside a wee bit earlier to get your scopes acclimated and watch the moon disappear, … Continue reading Total Lunar Eclipse!