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As a painter it is important to see in terms of spots of color – this how all of the old master painters of the
Making artistic goals requires some time and processing. This is an important step of goal making as it requires you to think through what you
Assess your subject’s surroundings In order to create good figure ground relationships in a painting. It is important to pay attention to where there is
Let’s say you are painting an apple sitting on a table. If you paint the apple with the mindset that you are painting it to
This watercolor landscape painting has hills at the horizon line. Mix blue with some alizarin crimson to create a purple color. Then mix a little
In this article we will be focusing in on picture varnishes, which are varnishes you can use for the final coat of a painting. It
Types of oils for painting There are different categories of oil types that every painter should know about: Drying oils: these are the most common
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