Showing posts with label Oil Painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Oil Painting. Show all posts

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Painting Techniques

Oil Painting Techniques
Oil paint is a very versatile medium. Anyone who paints in oils would do well to explore as many different techniques as possible. Some of them are bound to come in handy at times.
Don't worry about developing a technique of your own. It will come in time. lust keep studying and trying different techniques and palettes until you find a combination you're really comfortable with.
Eventually a style of your own will emerge and people will begin to recognize your work.

IMPROPER USE OF OIL PAINTS...Here the paint has been applied too thinly and spread too far. This method is useful only for uderpainting.

                                                                Improper use of oil paint - Get full of the medium

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Top 10 Tips To Start Oil Painting Like a Pro

Ralph Serpe
Hobbies Articles | June 17, 2009

Oil painting is a difficult medium to master. Chances are you are going to need a bit of help. I hope this article will do just that. Enjoy and Happy Painting!

You will be amazed at how much learning how to draw will help improve your oil paintings. In fact, years ago art students were not permitted to paint until they learned the fundamentals of drawing. Drawing gets you more in touch with value, line and form without the distraction of color. Find a good book on drawing fundamentals and start there.

Nothing can confuse a beginner more than color. You need to have a good understanding of color theory if you intend on producing high quality paintings. Concepts like color temperature, hue and intensity are very important and should be studied. Once you have a good understanding of color theory, you must then learn how to mix your colors. There is much more to color mixing then meets the eye. For instance, you cannot mix any old blue with any old yellow and get the perfect green. Certain blues and yellows behave differently than others, so you must learn about the properties of each color.

Oil Painting Materials and Purchasing Tips

Hobbies Articles | September 20, 2010
To create a beautiful oil painting on canvas, you need all perfect materials required for your painting. Here are some tips and advise on choosing good materials for your oil painting.

To get started with the art of oil painting you are faced to buy the materials needed. Oil painting materials are quiet expensive and there are many varieties of materials to choose from which is little hard for the oil painting beginner. What we have here is a guide for you in purchasing your oil painting materials.

1. Choosing the right easel for your painting? You have to consider some few things like what is it made of the height. The most important thing to remember is to have an easel that is sturdy. Many easels can be bought in art shops but if you do not have a budget then you can make one for your own. There are tips on how to make an easel that is just right for you. Having a self made easel gives you an ease of not adjusting anything when using because you can make it to put the canvas where you wanted. Portable easels are mostly used if you wanted to paint outdoors or out of your working place.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Searching for Oil Painting Lessons Online - Choosing the Right One


by Reinaldo Arvelo

in Art / Painting    (submitted 2013-08-13)
Are you looking for oil painting lessons online? You're definitely going to find hundreds of them online. Yet, finding the right one can take some time. But the truth is choosing the right one depends on three important factors.
I'm a fine artist myself. Even though all of my training was done in a studio on campus, 
I still to this day look for online guides and resources. You can never get enough information on new techniques. Learning from different artists can help you develop new personal tools in your art.
You can buy books, which I still do but sometimes having a live presentation from an actual painter is still best. Watching artists at work is not the same as reading a step-by-step guide. Plus paying large amounts of money to learn from another master can hit your pockets hard at times.
But how many times have you looked at an online preview of a lesson and asked yourself if this artist is worth the investment? This has happened to me plenty of times.
To really find an online guide that fits your needs you need to look at these three important factors in choosing the right online oil painting lessons.

The three factors are:

Oil Painting Lesson - Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Painting


    by Ralph Serpe

in Hobbies    (submitted 2006-05-31)

Oil painting is probably one of the more challenging mediums to master. There are many aspects of oil painting that often confuse and intimidate beginners. Many questions arise and this article will cover some frequently asked questions that beginners have.

What is "Fat Over Lean?"
Fat over lean is one of the most fundamental approaches to oil painting and when followed will reduce the risk of your paint cracking as it dries. An oil paint is "Fat" when it comes right from the tube. If you wanted to make it fatter, you would add more oil. To make your paint "Lean" your mixture would contain more of a thinner like turpentine. Begin your painting with a "Lean" mixture. As you add more layers, you would make the mixture fatter. This will help reduce the risk of cracking.