Feedback from Senja
I’m a middle-aged woman from Finland. In my young age I learned a bit of drawing and painting. Then it was left and I had to work.
Since then I always knew that when I’m old enough, something more than 50 years, I’ll continue painting again.
I had to live first, to acquire life experience, pass the time of uncertainty, and then when you have settled down, it would be an appropriate time to start a life with true love – the art of painting.
I am a very sensitive and creative person. I have a great need to do something creative that I can focus on. When I concentrate on painting or other creative activities, everything else disappears and I feel the flow. …
My name is Nick, I am 24 yo, I live in Moscow, Russia.
I’m a self-taught amateur painter. I did not receive a special art training. My financial possibilities would not let me go to the Academy of Painting in Moscow.
In Russia you can get a free college education just once, the second education costs a lot of money. I began working in the field of trade and private workshops seeking to gain the skills of academic drawing and academic painting. But the Russian school of painting has deteriorated and become little resemblance to my favourite works. …
Feedback from Jessica Dosseh
I have to say I’ve always loved art and it has always been a big part of my life.
At some point in my life, someone asked me, “What type of artist are you?” At that time I didn’t know. Determining who you are and where you belong is one of the most challenging things in life.
All I want is to learn and to keep on learning so one day my art may have an impact on someone else’s life no matter how small. …
Photographer Josef Fischnaller shoots portraits that recreate famous paintings by the Old Masters, often including some humorous modern day elements in the scene. To Your Creative Success, Natalie Richy and Vladimir London Web Art Academy Founders
Feedback from Isabel Hunt
I love painting in oils (although I haven’t done in years).
I feel at the moment insecure about starting to paint.
My favourite artists are Degas and Manet.
Feedback from DocFrans
I am a mail, 72 years old and drawing since about 1955 and painting started about 5 years later. During my studies (partly abroad) and later my (obliged) military service, I did only a few drawing and painting in my seldom spare times.
Over the years I took a various private lessons in select teams, workshops and did visits to the famous museums over the world, Netherlands of course, France, Belgium, UK, Italy, Spain and the USA. …
Feedback from Aleksandra Šunjevaric?
I am 42 years old. I was surrounded with art my whole life, as my mother is fine artist (she studied fine art at Belgrade Art university, but unfortunately she is not familiar with old masters techniques), so as my grandfather. Unfortunately I was not able to study because of the lack of material resources and some other problems which I was going through. I have my mothers selfless assistance in my art, but I need professional help from someone who knows how to paint techniques of the old masters.
I’m sending my very first Flemish technique paintings I’ve painted last year. That was a time I first learn something about this technique. I find that this technique is perfectly suited to my sensibility and so I want to improve myself as best as I can. …
The Rembrandt Palette Rembrandt created his portraits with a small palette of colours dominated by dark earth tones and golden highlights. Remember the number of pigments available to the 17th century artist were miniscule when compared to those available to the modern artist. Rembrandt was unusual in that he used around hundred, but less than 20 pigments have been detected in Vermeer’s oeuvre. Portraits by Rembrandt have a special quality- the brilliant use of light to illumine faces, jewels and rich fabrics; the effective use of a limited palette, and the rich, dark, transparent backgrounds all set off the subjects of his portraiture in a way never seen before and often imitated afterwards. It has been said that a painter has…
Oil painting materials Oil Paints Oil paint is a mix of a powdered pigment bounded with a medium of drying oil. Linseed oil is commonly used as a carrier in oil paint. Oil paints can be mixed with linseed oil as a medium to make paints more fluid; this medium also increases glossiness and makes paint more transparent. Linseed oil comes as cold pressed, alkali refined, sun bleached, sun thickened, and polymerised (stand oil). Traditionally, the old masters used to prepare oil paints themselves. Today, ready-made oil paints available in tubes from any art supply shop. It is possible to paint with oils without diluting them with solvents, by using brush pressure to spread the paint out thinly. In…
Oil painting techniques Introduction Welcome to the Web Art Academy Club! We are fine art teachers Natalie Richy and Vladimir London, and have created the Web Art Academy for fine art students who want to learn traditional oil painting and drawing techniques. The fine art video lessons presented in the Club are valuable for both beginning and advanced students. If you have just recently started your fine art education, this course would be very helpful to obtain a good understanding of oil painting methods. If you already have knowledge and experience in painting, this course would still provide many advanced know-how strategies you could use to improve your painting techniques. You will discover what oil painting…