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Oil Pastels - A Demo of "Toccoa River Reflections"
In this demonstration, I'll share several of the techniques I use when creating an oil pastel painting and give some options for supports and applications which can be used for any style or subject.
Make Your Own Two-Sided Masonite Panels
Two-sided masonite panels provide durable, warp-free supports for artists who prefer painting on a rigid surface.
Telling a Story with Pastels
People think that storytelling is only done with words, but you can also tell a story in a picture.
The Harmony of Light - Capturing the Magical Hour with Pastels
Some call it the magical hour, when the sun sinks in the sky, casting long rays through our planet's thick atmosphere. Soft, golden light transforms the landscape. I enjoy taking photos of this fleeting light to use as inspiration for paintings.
Capturing an Expansive Sky with Pastels
When in the car or walking my dog I often bring my camera with me to capture nature's surprises-a beautiful sunset, my neighbors' horses grazing in the field or the heavens full of wispy clouds. Observe the world with child-like eyes and you'll never run out of ideas to paint. Inviting landscapes are everywhere!
Framing with Nielsen Frames
Framing with Nielsen Frames in Four Easy Steps
Create Your Own Custom Look with Daniel Smith Raw Maple Frames
Learn How to Create Your Own Custom Look with Daniel Smith Raw Maple Frames
Cut Professional-Looking Mats with Ease
Vivian C. Kistler's How to Cut Mats Video Shows You How to Cut Professional-Looking Mats with Ease
Metal Leafing the Easy Way
This Metal Leafing method reduces the number of steps required and gives a very good effect. It's ideal for leafing large areas or complicated surfaces quickly.
Packing to Paint
So you've gotten the trip of your dreams arranged to Tibet, Italy, or maybe just across the state; then comes the dilemma-what kind of painting equipment to bring?
Studio Safety
In recent years, artists have become much better informed about the potential hazards of the materials with which they work. Many artists, especially those who have had allergic reactions or health conditions caused by certain materials, are switching to less toxic media.
The Benefits of Archival Matting and Framing
Whether you're a professional artist or a collector looking towards the future, archival-quality framing is the best way to preserve and display your artwork.
Earth Pigments: The Artist
Fourth generation miners pick at an open vertical mine, exposing a layer of crude sienna. It is an awesome sight. They stand on ladders, carefully secured into the earth, and as they work, bright chunks of sienna roll down the slope and rest at my feet.
Paper and pH
When discussing artists' papers, the primary concern is with permanence, because paper is more than just a work surface-- it's an integral part of the whole creation.
A Basic Guide to Artist Pigments
What are pigments? Pigments are dry, powdery materials which happen to possess color. They come from many sources and they vary greatly in their characteristics.
Deterioration of Paper: Causes and Prevention
The assumption is often made that if a paper is 100% rag, it is also acid-free and permanent But this is not necessarily so.
The Healthy, Safe Studio
This leaflet addresses some of the health and safety concerns associated with the use of artists' materials and ways of protecting yourself and your studio from potential hazards.
How to Organize an Artist Cooperative
Germantown, Tennessee has few art galleries and artists in the area did not have adequate representation locally. Some of the galleries are excellent, but were not able to properly represent all the qualified local artists. In order to exhibit on an ongoing basis, we needed an alternative.
Matting Your Art Work
A mat is like a sandwich. The bottom, called the backing boards, holds the picture. The top is called the mat window. The window and backing board are hinged together with acid-free gummed tape (water-activated) along one of the long sides, opening like a book.
Solvents Used by Artists
A solvent is a substance that dissolves or makes a solution of another substance. In oil painting and printmaking, organic solvents are used to dissolve oils, resins, inks, waxes, varnishes, paints and lacquers, as well as to clean brushes and tools.
Useful Paper Terms
Terms, the value of cotton fiber and common misnomers about paper.
Using Art Materials Safely
In recent years, artists have become much better informed about the potential hazards of the materials with which they work. Many artists, particularly those who have had allergic reactions or health conditions caused by certain materials, are switching to less toxic media.
Liquid Gold - Pastel Painting with Unison Soft Pastels
Master Colorist, Lyndelle Stonick Demonstrates her Method of Painting with Unison Soft Pastels
Yarka Sauce
As a student of classical art techniques and a professional Portrait artist, I was intrigued after seeing a number of incredibly sensitive yet powerful drawing by the 19th Century Russian artist, Ivan Kramskoy. These breathtaking drawings were created using a Russian medium I had never heard of before, something called “sauce” (saw-oose).
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