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  • Acrylic Painting Basics Created: Saturday, May 15, 2004 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    If you want to start using acrylic paint but don't know what art supplies you need or how to use them, then don't worry, here's what you need to know!" itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
  • Best Brands of Watercolor Paint Created: Sunday, February 10, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    My choice of the best watercolor paints from all the various brands available today.
  • How to Clean Your Paint Brushes Created: Saturday, December 29, 2001 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Cleaning your paint brushes at the end of a painting session will make them last longer, but only if you do it properly. Find out what to do here.
  • The 8 Elements of Composition in Art Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by the elements of composition in a painting or artwork, with examples of each.
  • How to Blend Paint Colors Created: Friday, July 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Learn how to successfully mix multiple colors where they meet in this step-by-step tutorial on blending paint.
  • How Do I Mix Cream Colors? Created: Sunday, July 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Here is advice on how to mix cream colors, detailing the base to start with as well as sharing tips for achieving the tone you want.
  • Art Glossary: Primary Colors Created: Sunday, March 05, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    This simple definition of primary colors are important to know for color mixing when painting. Pigmentation and alternative primary colors are discussed.
  • Painting on Hardboard or Wood Created: Friday, December 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Find out what the advantages of painting on hardboard or wood are and how you prepare it." itemprop="description"> Sunday, April 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    There's no need to frame an oil painting under glass if it's on canvas, panel or board. The exception is if the painting is done on paper or thin card.
  • Art Styles Explained: From Realism to Abstract Created: Sunday, July 19, 2009 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    If all the various art -isms make your head spin, take a look at my easy-to-understand explanation of the different art styles that exist, from realism to abstract painting.
  • Best Brands of Acrylic Paint Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    With so many different brands of acrylic paint on the market, how do you know which is best? Here's my choice of my favorite acrylics.
  • Learn to Paint: Your First Ever Painting Created: Sunday, March 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    If you've the desire to start painting but don't know where to start, then this is the article for you, describing how to go about creating create your very first painting."
  • Top 10 Safety Tips for Face Painting Created: Saturday, April 22, 2006 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    Professional face painter Cindy Trusty shares her top safety tips for face painting, gleaned from years of experience." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
    If you're after tips for face painting to make the experience easier and faster, here's my list of the top 10 things to do." itemprop="description">...
  • Free Letters, Numbers, and Words Stencils Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
    Have creative fun with my collection of free, printable stencils of individual letters and numbers, as well as various words and phrases." itemprop="description" Monday, January 08, 2007 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
    Here you'll find all the essential info you need to know about color theory and mixing, arranged in easy-to-understand lessons.
  • 10 Fabric Painting Tips Created: Monday, October 02, 2006 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
    Drawing on my fabric-painting experience, I've put together this list of tips to help make things easier for you!" itemprop="description">> Monday, January 09, 2006 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
    'A' paper sizes and dimensions in millimeters(mm) and inches(in). Includes 2A0, A0, A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7. The smaller the number, the larger the sheet.
  • Making Giclee or Art Prints Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014
    If you made art prints or Giclee prints from your paintings, you could sell them time and again. But is it worth it and what does making Gilcee prints involve?
  • 10 Watercolor Painting Tips for Beginners Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
    These 10 watercolor painting tips will help you avoid basic mistakes and get better results right from the start.
  • Free Stencils Collection Created: Wednesday, April 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    This is the master list of all my free stencil designs, arranged by subject so you can easily find what's of interest to you. Each stencil is designed to be easy to print, cut out and use.
  • Top 10 Oil Painting Tips for Beginners Created: Friday, January 09, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    Read my best 10 tips for getting professional-looking results and never have another oil painting crack again." itemprop="description">> Monday, January 16, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    My 10 best tips to help you avoid basic mistakes and get better results, right from the start, when painting with acrylics." itemprop="description">...
  • Review Your Art Course or Art School Created: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014
    Have you done an art course you'd recommend? Share your experiences here, and read what other students have thought about courses.
  • Review Your Art Course or Art School Created: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014
    Have you done an art course you'd recommend? Share your experiences here, and read what other students have thought about courses.
  • Monochrome Painting Project: Instructions Created: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014
    The instructions for the Monochrome Painting Project.
  • Monochrome Painting Project Created: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014
    The aim of the Monochrome Painting Project was to discover just how much you can do with only one color (plus white).
  • Painting Parallel Lines the Easy Way Created: Thursday, August 21, 2008 Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014
    Discover a painting technique that involves dividing the bristles in a brush creates easy parallel lines or blocks.
  • Monthly Painting Projects Created: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014
    Challenge yourself with a painting project. Sometimes it's a subject, sometimes a technique, and sometimes in the style of a particular artist.
  • Studio of the About.com Expert on Painting Marion Boddy-Evans Created: Sunday, December 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
    Take a peek inside the studios of various painters in this photo gallery of artist's studios. Page 2.
  • Photo Gallery: Inside Artists' Studios Created: Saturday, December 23, 2006 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
    Take a peek inside the creative spaces in this photo gallery of artists' studios and painting spaces.
  • How to Contact the Artist Marion Boddy-Evans Created: Monday, March 27, 2006 Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014
    How to contact or email the artist.

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