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Overdoing an Oil Painting Instruction Formula

2009-4-27 7:7:35 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
I am a big advocate of understanding your oil painting supplies inside and out. Of learning a repeatable procedure so that, in a way, making oil paintings becomes as much a procedure as carpentry.The flip side of this is when people take it too far a...

Aesthetics and theory of painting

2009-4-26 6:26:56 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
Aesthetics tries to be the "science of beauty" and it was an important issue for such 18th and 19th century philosophers as Kant or Hegel. Classical philosophers like Plato and Aristotle also theorized about art and oil painting in particul...

How To Prepare Slippery Surfaces for Decorative Oil Painting

2009-4-25 7:49:15 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
The keys to successful decorative oil paintings on slippery or smooth surfaces such as glass or ceramics are a thoroughly clean surface and the right paint.Here's How: Regardless of what type of slippery or smooth surface you're going to be oil pa...

How To Varnish an Acrylic or Oil Painting

2009-4-18 21:27:3 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
Varnish is more than simply a layer to protect your oil painting from pollution in the atmosphere and abrasion. It will also bring out the colors to the brilliance they had when you applied them.Difficulty: AverageTime Required: Depends on size of pa...

How To Prime a Canvas For Acrylics or Oils

2009-4-18 21:24:15 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
When you've stretched a canvas, the next step is to prime it so you can paint on it. With a ready-made gesso suitable for both acrylic and oil paintings, this is easy.Here's How: Make sure you buy a bottle of gesso that's suitable for both acrylic...

Before You Buy Oil Painting Supplies

2009-4-16 10:21:38 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
Oil paintings are very popular because they dry slowly, enabling you to work with the painting for quite a while after you've applied it to a canvas or board. Once the paint has dried, it can be overpainted without disturbing the original paint. Stra...

How To Stretch Your Own oil paintings

2009-4-14 20:41:28 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
Most painters will agree that there's nothing like oil painting on canvas. But pre-stretched and primed canvases can be expensive, which means that all too often we keep our canvases for 'good' oil paintings. By stretching your own canvas, you can no...

The properties of the various solvents and resins used in oil painting

2009-4-13 2:14:29 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
Solvents are added to oil paints to temporarily change the way they work and are designed to evaporate evenly and totally as the oil paint dries.  Solvents are also used to dissolve resins, making mediums, cleaning up, and for cleaning brushes. ...

Oil Paintings Techniques ----Fat Over Lean

2009-4-9 7:29:24 Post:long | Categories:doupine | Comment:0 | Quote:0 | Browse:
The principle of oil painting 'fat over lean' is one of the fundamental concepts of oil paintings and one to follow to reduce the risk an oil painting cracking. 'Fat over lean' has got to do with the varying drying times of oil pigments  and ens...
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