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Palettes of Famous Painters

Palettes of Famous Painters

    Palettes of Famous Painters   Some artists follow Whistler, who believed the management of the palette to be the basis of good painting; others stick to Isaac Newton’s theory of colour.       Some artists mix every gradation of colour they will need for a painting before they start, others as they need them. “My freshly arranged palette, brilliant with contrasting colors, is enough to fire my enthusiasm,” noted Delacroix in his Journal in 1850. The French artist was meticulous in his arrangement of colours, and when unwell, would take his palette to bed and spend the entire day just mixing new shades.   Join the Club to view this Video Lesson »

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Palettes of Famous Painters: The Degas palette

    Palettes of Famous Painters: The Degas palette     The Degas palette above is from earlier in his career, when he was still using the earthy tones common to the Dutch tradition. It lightened considerably in later years as his subject matter altered.     Although there are a number of prescribed ways in which to lay out oil paint – light to dark; as per the colour wheel; basic palettes of three colours and white – all artists begin by lining up pigments at the top of the palette and use the remainder of its space for mixing.     Join the Club to view this Video Lesson »

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Leonardo da Vinci’s  Oil Painting Technique – How to paint like the Old Masters.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Oil Painting Technique – How to paint like the Old Masters.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Oil Painting Technique – How to paint like the Old Masters. The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L’Ultima Cena) is a 15th century mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci for his patron Duke Ludovico Sforza and his duchess Beatrice d’Este. It represents the scene of The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus as narrated in the Gospel of John 13:21, when Jesus announces that one of his Twelve Apostles would betray him. Leonardo da Vinci’s Oil Painting Technique: Leonardo da Vinci painted The Last Supper on a dry wall rather than on wet plaster, so it is not a true fresco. Because a fresco cannot be modified as the artist works,…

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NEW!! Fine Art Shipping and Packing

When it comes to packing and shipping Fine Art, there are no shortcuts. You either do it right the first time or you suffer the consequences. If you are an art dealer, artist, publisher, photographer or even a shipping service, and you want to save some time and money, than this information will come in handy. The tips, tricks and advice I am offering up have been gained from many expensive lessons learned about what to do, what to avoid and what not to do. Shipping costs and insurances are going up and up, so every little bit of advice helps. These suggestions are some easy but effective ways to avoid the pitfalls of what I like to call “Bad…

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ART MATERIALS: Oil Color

Oil Paint is a medium which hardly has any near alternative. But while using these colours we face certain odds. Many artists find it difficult to cope up with the smell of turpentine. Those artists who work at home face the smell as offensive to all other family members who live with the artist. While for the students who work in group at school or art classes have to arrange proper ventilations for eliminating the effects of the heavy odour the turpentine releases in the atmosphere. The invention of paint like Van Gogh H2Oil is like a blessing to the artists who use oil paint. This water mixable colour is now available in market. H2Oil colour can be mixed with…

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Information About Art Supplies Items

Art industry has seen a lot of growth and upward boom in the recent times. More and more people are expressing interest in Modern Art, and are willing to spend handsomely on it. India, being a traditional and cultural country, has lot of traditional art work to boast off. Many tourists from other countries visit the country in order to take some of such artifacts to their native places. Art supplies contribute a lot to the Indian economy. The country makes a lot of revenue from art supplies and exports. Indian art supplies are in major demand worldwide. Each art work produced in India shows off its unique design and creativity. Apart from Art, Indian architecture also has a lot…

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Airbrush Paints

An Airbrush has become the most important choice for many people who have taken painting as a hobby. It can be used effectively to paint walls, furniture, nails, t-shirts, models made of plastic among many other items. You will find that airbrush paints come in a wide collection of colors that a good painter can make use of. Its quite easy to learn the art of airbrushing but the learning process can be made more pleasurable and simpler by the use of the right materials.Airbrush paints are generally classified into two categories i.e. it can either be opaque or transparent. The transparent colors are easier to use since they are thinner than the opaque ones and do not clog the…

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Art Materials and Tools: Drawing – Pencils

Drawing is probably the most immediate of all art forms. It allows you to put down your observations instantly. In addition, all you really need to draw is a pencil and a sheet of paper (even a napkin will do). Unfortunately, drawing is also one of the more demanding art forms and it takes a lot of practice to become really good at it. However, drawing is a real basic art form, i.e., it is a prerequisite to learning many other art forms such as painting and sculpting. Above all, drawing is an excellent vehicle for learning to see the world as it “really” is. It is a way to overcome the often greatly simplified memories of everyday objects we…

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New!Buying Cheap Art Supplies in Tough Economy

With high gas prices, the tough economy and the holiday shopping season upon us, more and more shoppers are turning to ways to save online. If you’re an artist, using the internet to shop for art supplies can be one way to save on the art supplies you need, spend quality time at home and learn new tips and techniques. For those who are new to art and painting, this is the perfect time to finally learn how to create paintings, draw using certain techniques and even set up your very own oil painters studio. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced level artist, buying cheap art supplies online to create your masterpiece will save you time, hassle and…

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Canvas and its Applications.

Canvas is a sturdy plain woven fabric used to make tents, sails, marquees, backpacks, canoes, trampolines and tarpaulin, all of which are for outside use but (linen) canvas replaced wooden panels as the favoured medium for oil painting artists around the time of the 17th century. Historically, canvas was made from hemp, before being replaced by linen, but more common these days is cotton canvas due to it being economical and versatile. Canvas comes in two forms, plain and duck, the latter being more tightly woven and used extensively for outdoor applications, such as clothes, camping and sailing. In the 20th century, cotton canvas replaced linen canvas as the most popular painting medium, although linen canvases are still used to…

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