Understanding Drawing Perspective

Are you an artist and have been wanting to better understand drawing perspective? Would you like the basic fundamentals of drawing perspective explained in clear terms? This blog post will be devoted entirely to understanding drawing perspective. This is a drawing topic that is very important for artists and sometimes not covered adequately or completely. […]

9 Top Oil Paints Rated for the Serious Artist

Are you a serious oil painter and would like the top oil paints rated? Have you ever found yourself in front of the rows and rows of oil paints unable to decide which ones were best suited for you? Are you confused by the many manufacturers of oil paints and their claims? 9 Top Oil […]

Improve Your Drawing and Painting Skills in 30 Days

Want to know one of the best things I did to improve my painting and drawing? It wasn’t taking art lessons and workshops, although they were a huge help. It wasn’t spending money on new brushes or a better brand of oil paints. It wasn’t reading every blog post I could find on painting. I […]

Understanding Quality in Artist Oil Paint Brands

Have you ever wondered why some artist oil paint brands are so expensive? Have you used cheaper artist oil paint brands and been disappointed with the results? Have you ever wondered what is the main difference between the high quality expensive artist oil paint brands and the low quality cheaper brands? These are excellent questions. […]

Plein Air Landscape Oil Painting (Part 2)

This blog is Part 2 in a series on Plein air landscape oil painting.  To see Part 1, click here: Plein Air Landscape Painting in Oils. I call this phase of the painting the Setup. In this phase of the painting I am trying to establish the most important elements of the composition. I work […]

8 Oil Painting Techniques for the Inquiring Artist

Have you been wanting to bring something new and edgy into your oil painting techniques? Have you thought about trying new oil painting techniques or approaches to applying the paint? Here are some ideas that are sure to breathe new life into your oil painting techniques toolbox. 1. Wet into wet Wet into wet is […]

Mastering the 7 Key Components of Value: How to Paint Like a Modern-Day Rembrandt

Are you ready to take your painting to the next level?  Are you ready to master the 7 key components of value?  Would you like to know the secrets of painting like a modern-day Rembrandt? If you are a beginning painter, practicing the ideas in this article will put you light years ahead on your […]

Gary Bolyer’s Top 7 How-to-Paint Blogs

Do you want your painting to totally kick-ass? Do you want to be a sexy art star? Then you must read these 7 art blogs that I have written. If you don’t know what I’ve been writing about lately, then you are just eating yesterday’s leftover tuna fish.  I’ll see you at the sandwich bar…..uh….maybe. […]

5 Ways to Create Great Abstract Paintings from Nature

“I often painted fragments of things because it seemed to make my statement as well as or better than the whole could.” –  Georgia O’Keeffe Nature has always been one of the favorite sources of inspiration for oil painters.  And abstract oil paintings that derive their inspiration from nature are often the most compelling. This […]

Do You Know These 5 Oil Painting Health Risks?

Do you know about the most common 5 oil painting health risks? Do you know how to best protect yourself, your family and pets, in the studio? We’ve all heard the saying, “A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is especially true when working with the toxic materials associated with oil […]

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