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 […]

9 Top Oil Paints Rated for the Serious Oil Painter

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 artist oil paints and their claims? 9 Top […]

3 Common Oil Painting Problems and How to Resolve Them

Have you ever had a problem in your oil painting such as cracking or dull finish? Have you found that your painting surface is under stress and have not found any solutions? Oil painting is a pretty forgiving medium, but there are things that can go wrong and ruin your artwork if you aren’t aware […]

Top 6 Ways to Create Texture in Oil Painting

Have you ever wanted to experiment and create texture in oil painting? If you want to create texture in oil painting, this can be a challenge as there as so many options from which to choose. Oil color, with its mediums, lends well to glazing techniques with a smooth varnished finish. However, there are a large […]

Should You Use Black? For the Serious Oil Painter It Is a Serious Question

Are you a serious oil painter and would like to know more about the black pigments? Should you use black in your oil painting color palette? Should you mix all your dark values using complementary colors only? These questions have been hotly debated subject among serious artists as long as I can remember. Even a […]

6 Color Schemes for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever started a painting and then hours into it found yourself muddling around with the colors unsure which direction to go? Have you ever wanted a simple way to think about your color compositions? Are you still unsure about how to design color into the total concept of your oil painting? Here are 6 color schemes […]

Understanding Opacity, Transparency and Permanence for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever read on the back of a tube of paint and seen the permanence rating and wondered what it was or how to use that information? Or have you ever wondered which colors make the best glazes? Do you know which colors are the most opaque and are best for foundation underpainting? These […]

4 Keys to Understanding Alkyds in Oil Painting

What are alkyds in oil painting and why would you want to consider using them? Have you seen alkyds at your local hobby shop or online art store and have wondered if you should give them a try? I tried alkyds and with good success, so I thought I would share my experience and tell […]

2 Keys to Success Using Cadmium Reds and Yellows in Oil Painting

Have you ever been painting with either Cadmium Red or Cadmium Yellow and gotten frustrated because you couldn’t get the color mix right? When it comes to mixing colors with cadmium, it can be a little tricky. I have devised 2 strategies that can help you strengthen your oil painting when it comes to this difficult family in oil […]

Oil Painting on a Budget: How You Still Can Afford It

Are you an artist and would like some tips for oil painting on a budget? Would you like to cut your costs in oil painting without sacrificing any quality in the final product? Let’s face it, painting supplies can be expensive.  And if you are an artist who must budget in your oil painting art […]

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