how to mix the color

Advertising Mixing the color is one of the most important steps in oil painting, it’s very hard to paint only with the “pure” colors because they fight each other in the painting and this competition spoils the artwork. Moreover, if you use only pure colors you’ll have limited range of colors. Before knowing how to

How to Zoom a Drawing

As I’ve already said in other posts, knowing how to draw is at the base of the visual arts. In this post I will show you how to reproduce a drawing in a bigger scale using a grid (grid method). This method can always come in handy, especially if you have to reproduce an image

How to make oil paint dry faster

  There are many ways to make an oil painting dry faster like the use of turpentine, additives (such as driers) and fast drying oils. In this post I’m going to show you how to make oil paint dry faster using the substances that I’ve mentioned above. Before starting, I have to tell you that

Blick French Easel By Jullian – 2018 Review

If you are looking for a portable easel, take into account the Blick French Easel By Jullian. Through this post I am going to give you all the necessary information about this item and I am going to show you its pros and the cons in order to help you decide whether the Blick French

25 oil painting tips

  Often through guides it’s easy to lose some important pieces of information, that’s why I’ve decided to pile up some relevant concepts in the shape of a list that will help you improve your painting skills and spare some time and material! While you paint, Protect your skin from toxic substances using gloves or with

What is an easel?

What is an easel? The easel is an instrument, made of wood or metal, used by the painters to hold the canvas or the board in order to paint on them. The origins of this instrument date back to more than 2000 years ago. Indeed, easels were already in use by the ancient Egyptians. Because

11 Types of easels – Find the Perfect easel for you

  On the market there are lots of Types of easels and the embarrassment of the riches can be confusing, above all if this is the first time you are looking for an easel. That’s why I’ve created a complete list of all the types of easels. I hope this list will help you find the

The new drawing on the right side of the brain 2018 review

  Product details Product name: The new drawing on the right side of the brain My Rating: 9.5 out of 10 Cheapest place to buy: Amazon.com Paperback: 291 pages Publisher: Tarcher; 2nd Revised & enlarged edition (August 30, 1999) Language: English ISBN-10: 0874774241 ISBN-13: 978-0874774245 Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches Shipping Weight: 1.5

brushes for oil painting – How to choose the perfect brush

The brush is one of the must-have tools in oil painting. In this post I will explain the materials which compose the brush, the main brush shapes, how to choose the best brushes for oil painting and how to look after your own brushes. Material and  characteristics The brush is composed by three parts: handle