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Oil Painting Tips For Beginners

Start your oil paintings with an acrylic underpainting - When you start an oil painting using oils, it can take some time for that initial layer to dry. Starting your painting with an acrylic underpainting however is a wonderful time saver as acrylic paint dries quickly and oil paint can be applied over the acrylic. Make certain you have good lighting - I didn't realize how important good lighting was until I painted outdoors for the first time. Good lighting brings out the color and also lessens the strain...

 


Selling your Art Online - Website Tips For Artists

If you plan to sell your art online with your own unique website, my advice is simple: Be Different! There are hundreds of artist websites online today that are all making the same mistakes.The first problem I would like to note, is the use of long multimedia presentations that artists are incorporating into their websites. I don't think there is anything more frustrating then arriving at a website and waiting for this huge multimedia presentation to download and play. The artist may think it's cool or adds...

 


Art Studio Lighting

Underestimating the need for art studio lighting is a common mistake of the casual or novice art collector. Too often, an enthusiastic patron returns home with a new work of art, excited at the prospect of displaying it in a prominent position in the home for his or her personal enjoyment and the appreciation of visitors, only to discover that, no matter where it is placed, the piece is masked in shadow, its beauty marred by poor lighting. An art lamp is the solution. Art studio lighting is as important ...

 


Art Studio Desk

The art studio desk, long a mainstay of the artist's loft and the studio apartment has been steadily gaining ground as a fashionable, highly-functional home furnishing for the trendy, the artistic, and the general up-and-comer. Of course, art tables are still primarily the trademark workspace of the professional artist, but as a slumping economy forces more and more people to look for inexpensive ways to entertain and expand their horizons at home, a new Renaissance of amateur artists is spreading across t...

 


Learning How To Draw Cars

Do you like drawing or painting? If so, have you ever considered drawing or painting cars? You might even be able to earn some money out of it. Young drivers love their first car and older drivers love their flashy cars. You could sketch their cars and then sell the sketches to them or offer to make a painting from your sketch.The decent thing around drawing cars is that while they are still, they are perfectly still yet they do not modify their outline or colour like humans change their expressions, stance...

 


Oil Painting Lesson - Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Painting

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 fa...

 




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