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  • Palettes and Techniques of the Old Masters: Rembrandt Created: Sunday, November 20, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    A look at the colors the Old Master artist Rembrandt has on his palette, and the painting techniques he used." itemprop="description">> Saturday, January 07, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    An easy-to-understand explanation of what Conceptual Art is, from the About.com Art Glossary.
  • Art Glossary: Mod Podge Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    An explanation of what mod podge is.
  • Art Glossary: Still Life Painting Created: Thursday, August 30, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    An easy-to-understand explanation of what is meant by a still life painting, and what objects are typically included.
  • Brushes for Painting Grass or Trees Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    A tip on using fan or stencil brushes as an easy way to paint realistic grass or trees.
  • Watercolor Art Supplies List Created: Thursday, May 06, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    If you're wanting to start watercolor painting, here's my shopping list of the art supplies you'll need. Start with a few good colors to get good color mixes.
  • How to Mix Greens Created: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Mixing a green and a blue to create a green is only the beginning when it comes to greens, there are more options to investigate that will enhance your paintings, as I explain in this article.
  • Which was the First and Only Painting Van Gogh Sold? Created: Friday, April 09, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Details of the one and only painting Van Gogh sold during his lifetime.
  • How Do I Apply Modeling Paste to Create Texture? Created: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Tips on how to use modeling paste to create texture in a painting.
  • Where Can I Find Reference Photos For Paintings? Created: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Find out where you can obtain reference photos you can freely use in your paintings without worrying about infringing copyright.
  • 10 Techniques for Painting More Loosely Created: Saturday, October 18, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    If you think your art is too stiff and rigid, try these tips and techniques which will help you paint in a looser style, to free up your painting." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
  • How to Create a Body of Work and a Distinctive Style as an Artist Created: Thursday, June 01, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Find out from an experienced artist how to create a body of work to represent to a gallery you want to present you, proving you have a distinct style and sufficient paintings."
  • Before You Buy Pastel Supplies Created: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Tips from an experienced artist on what you should consider when buying pastels and pastel paper so your money is well spent.
  • Where to Sell Your Art Created: Sunday, June 17, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    A look at the options available to artists wanting to sell their work, with the pros and cons of each.
  • What Can I Use to Create A Thick Gloss Varnish Layer on an Acrylic Painting? Created: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    What to use to create a thick gloss varnish layer on an acrylic painting, if you're not using epoxy resin.
  • Color Theory: Know Your Reds Created: Saturday, February 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    A look at the various reds paint pigments available to artists, their characteristics and differences." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Had a slip of the brush or painted something you now regret? It's not a total disaster because, if you're using acrylics or oils, it's quite easy to cover over a mistake.
  • How To Design a Web Site for Your Art Yourself Created: Sunday, November 16, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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  • Painting Color Class: Tones or Values Created: Saturday, March 11, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    What is a tone in a painting, how it tone different from color, and why is it important for artists? Find out in this article on painting tones or values.
  • Pastel Painting FAQ: What Varnish Should Be Used On Oil Pastels? Created: Sunday, February 25, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Find out what the type of varnish to use on oil pastel that's been applied over acrylic paint.
  • Art Materials on a Budget Created: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Practical tips on how to save money on materials and make your budget go further without compromising your art.
  • Art Supplies Shopping List for Acrylic Painting Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    If you're wanting to start painting with acrylics, here's a list of the supplies I think are essential, plus a few that are nice to have.
  • Acrylic Paint Problems Created: Sunday, January 30, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Sometimes it's nothing you're doing wrong but the paint that's the issue, so I've put together a list of acrylic paint problems you might encounter.
  • Painting in the Style of Old Masters: Sfumato and Chiaroscuro Created: Friday, July 27, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    There are two classic styles of painting which we associate with the Old Masters, sfumato and chiaroscuro. Find out what the difference is, and how to implement the styles in your own paintings."
  • What Colors to Use for Painting a Copper Color Created: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    What colors to use if you're wanting to include a copper-colored object in a painting.
  • Famous Paintings: "The Red Studio" by Henri Matisse Created: Saturday, August 30, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    A look at why Matisse's Red Studio painting is so significant in the development of modern painting. (Hint: It's to do with flattened perspective).
  • Famous Painters: LS Lowry Created: Saturday, October 02, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    A look at the painting style of the famous English painter LS Lowry, the "matchstick man" artist.
  • Oil Painting Supplies List Created: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    If you're thinking of starting to paint with oils, you'll obviously need some art supplies. To make it easier, I've put together a shopping list of the essential oil painting supplies to get you go...
  • 7 Ways to Price a Painting (Depending on Your Personality) Created: Saturday, September 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    There are different ways to set the prices on your paintings; which is right for you depends on your personality. Here's a list of what I see the choices as being.
  • Learn a New Hobby Created: Thursday, February 02, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    If you're thinking it's time to take up a hobby or start a new one, here's a list of ideas, with links to the information you need to learn all about how to get started.
  • Right Brain / Left Brain: What Is It All About? Created: Wednesday, September 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    An easy-to-understand explanation of the theory behind the right/left brain concepts and why it's relevant to painters." itemprop="description">>