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Tips on Oil Painting – Your Advanced Palette

In this article I will discuss the tube colors belonging to an advanced palette based on a basic 6-color palette. I find these colors the most useful and often necessary to round out a versatile palette. The 6-color basic palette consists of the following colors:       1. Lemon Yellow      2. Cadmium Yellow      3. Cadmium Red      4. Permanent Rose      5. French Ultramarine      6. Phthalo Blue To these 6 colors we, of course, add        7. Titanium White      8. Ivory Black Note that you can already create amazingly diversified paintings with the above palette. But, for various reasons, artists tend to add a variety of other colors to their palette. One reason is that tube colors are, by and large, always brighter…

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Oil Painting : Glorious Art of Colors

Painting is an aesthetic representation of the imaginative mindset of a painter. This form of art exerted tremendous influence on the society since its inception several thousand years ago. Painters are like alchemists who can make formidable creations intermingling colors on a piece of canvas. It is through painting artists of all ages portray the conditions of the mainstream society, the various ethos, culture and traditions. A work of painting can best reveal the good and evil of the everyday life and urge the common people to be good in thought and action so that the society becomes beautiful and beneficial to the mankind. Originated as a creative pastime as cave depictions by our early ancestors, painting has undergone several…

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Tips on Oil Painting. The Ideal Color Wheel.

The simplest color wheel consists of a circle divided into six equal wedges. You color the top wedge, say, in yellow (the first primary color). Then going clockwise, you skip a wedge and color the next one in, say, blue (the second primary color). Finally, you skip another wedge and color the next one in red (the third primary color). The respective uncolored wedges will be filled in with the secondary color produced by the mixture of the two neighboring primary colors. None of the tube colors you can buy in the art stores are pure. For example, both Lemon Yellow and Cadmium Yellow obviously look yellow. However, if you mix these two yellows with another color, say, Cadmium Red…

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The Texture By Means Of Oil Colour

Oil colour, with its standard, lends well with the glazing techniques with a smooth polished finish. Though, there are a huge variety of texture effects that can be attained in oil painting using customary techniques like impasto, or just through trialing, this article will glance through some admired oil painting effects, and how they are able to be used in achieving texture.Impasto Technique: Prepare yourself with heaps of oil colour previous to embarking on an impasto oil painting voyage. Impasto technique is the process of applying huge quantities of paint with a brush or palette knife, generally with a very gestural brilliance. The effect is a three-dimensional facet to the surface. Frequently, definite mediums created for impasto painting are used…

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All About Oil Painting Top Tips

Oil painting is a method of drawing the pictures using various oil paints available. It comprises of wide range of procedures, so that excellent color painting can be obtained. Oil painting can be used either thickly or thinly in glazes, opaque or transparent. Unique techniques and tools are used to enhance good maritime paintings. Some of the tips offered to the artist who can make use for marine art. * Generally, marine paintings can be drawn on the palette, so that the color can be chosen for drawing the picture. It is suggested for the people to start the oil painting with the acrylic underpainting. Better start off with acrylic underpainting so that it takes less time to dry and…

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Do You Know How To Find Top Quality Paintings For Sale?

If you love art, you may wonder how to start building your own collection. Canvas oil paintings can be a wonderful addition to your home. But it is important to know what you are doing when you begin searching for paintings for sale.   Where you start your search for paintings for sale you should think about why you are buying. If it is for personal enjoyment, your search will be made somewhat simpler than if you are looking for investment opportunities. Paintings for sale can be found in art galleries, at art shows and on websites. Websites can be an excellent source of canvas oil paintings and other pieces of art since you can see the work of several…

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Top Tips: What you need to know about a paint brush?

Most of us like to paint different things. Some of us are professional painters while some of us just paint for fun. If you are serious about the subject it’s very important that you have some knowledge about the different types of paint brushes. Paint brushes are made up from stiff or soft hairs, which are either natural hairs or synthetic fibers. Soft brushes are specially designed for thin paints as they spread easily. Similarly incase of hard strokes you need hard brushes for creating brush marks in the paints. Is natural hair better than synthetic? Natural hair paint brushes are expensive as compared to the synthetic brushes. The modern synthetic brushes are excellent and have flexibility to beat even…

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New! Paintings That Tell A Story

“When I think about making a painting, I’m also thinking about telling a story,” says Chicago artist  Onur Sksal. Young, dedicated, and prolific, Onur is proficient in landscape and still-life imagery, yet a large number of his creations are figurative. “I get a much greater emotional response from paintings that include people than from those that don’t,” he says simply. However, he feels that a painting does not have to be an obvious narrative in order to tell a story. * “Even a portrait can tell a story,” Onur explains. “In certain portraits–those by Nicolai Fechin, for instance–you can see a whole world in the person’s expression. The way the sitter is smiling or looks sad, the clothes the model…

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Top Tips – How To Paint a Landscape

Check out the video version of this guide on Howcast.com: How To Paint a Landscape Get more great tips on art and painting on Howcast.com: Art Techniques Step 1: Choose your paint Choose if you want to work in oil, acrylic or watercolor. Whatever you decide, choose the appropriate paints for your medium. Step 2: Get a filbert brush Leave all of your brushes at home except for a single filbert brush. As you progress in landscapes, add and experiment with other brushes. Step 3: Bring water and rags Bring lots of water and rags. Step 4: Set up your easel In the middle of the day, go set up your easel In a comfortable location that has a good…

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A GENERAL OUTLINE ON OIL PAINTING

Painting is an art of using pigments, paints and colors on the surface.  The surfaces which are used for painting are paper, wood, lacquer, clay and canvas.   Anything could be depicted or expressed through painting.   The painting can be either natural or can be a representation.Painting – historyThe old paintings date back to 32,000 years.  In those days, pictures were engraved using red ochre (it is used as a pigment in making paints) and black pigment.  The earliest evidence for painting had been discovered in two rock shelters in Northern Australia.  Western cultures used oil and watercolor paintings as the medium, their paintings depict complex traditions in a rich and stylish manner.Painting techniques-    The artist makes use of his creativity…

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