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The Fun of Pastels

 

Pastel is kind of a new form of painting if you want to call it that. You certainly can use your brushes or fingers, paper toweling, baby wipes. It is a beautiful art. and when you start a painting you would never know it is going to start out looking one way and end up totally different. You can jump right in and buy hard square pastel strips. And use your fingers to start the painting. Or you can make your own pastels from scratch. But we will leave that until later.

They come in several different kinds like hard, soft, oil, and pan pastels. To try it use the hard pastels. They come in vibrant colors are like a square piece of chalk. And there is pastel Paper that is “glassean” paper that is good for flowers. Tape down your paper. Use the tape to make a nice border around the piece. And alcohol in a fine spritzer with paper towels or baby wipes with some alcohol in them. Work from the back color you have to look close to see it, dark to lights front to back. Realy rub in the colors where you need them. Some people use a sharp tip to draw the picture first. Then color it in and use the alcohol and Paper towels to rub it into the places it should go.

Once that is done and dried, then you can start the second coat that has more detail and lighter colors. Do it like you were doing any kind of painting. And more light coming through the trees. And the brighter color of the flowers. Dark grasses growing in the background. Darker leaves related to the flowers, or whatever you decide to paint.

Stems for grasses and flowers are done with the edges of the square pastel. Don’t forget the sky. You can’t leave it white. Use a pale blue and white and light gray for clouds. Now would be a good time to and dark or light in the centers of the flowers. Light on the tree branches exposed to semi-direct light. Think about where your light source is coming from. Lighten up some grasses and edges of flowers. Add a slight amount of white on hot edges. a great page to go to they tell a lot about Pastels is https://www.art-is-fun.com/pastels   Plus I found some great books that tell you all about it..

That page tells you all you need to make your own, pastels. And how to make them.  Another great site I found is https://theartcolony.ning.com/forum/topics/how-to-make-your-own-soft-pastels-from-scratch. Just copy and paste to visit them. Then come back and see me.  Books are a great way to learn pastels too.

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Sidewalk art! This is the last thing I found out about pastel painting. And it is spectacular, imaginative, and extremely complex. I found it on the internet, of course. Whenever handling pastels. And if you are going to make our own pastels it must be outside or in a well-ventilated area

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Do You Want to Become a Fine Art Painter?

If you have ever just tried oil painting and was turned off by it then you need to try it again. These tricks and tips to help you with your oil painting. And if you really want to you too can be a fine art painter with your own originals for sale. Oil painting is an interesting kind of painting with the use of Varnishes. Varnishes can be made from a combination of many oils. The most commonly used oils are linseed oil, poppyseed oil walnut, and safflower.  The oil

Making painting easier

If you have just tried oil Painting, and been turned off by it. Then here are some tips to help you out. It will make the learning process much more enjoyable.

1. The selection of your pallet is important. Remember earlier you were told to keep them in the same order. This will place them in the order then flow and convenience If you don’t like it you can change it later.

2. To make sure your oil paint is smooth, remember to buy a good quality set of brushes. I swear this is true. I bought cheap brushes at first and could not paint a thing. To get better ones and take good care of them.

3. To clean the brushes. To clean them properly, Make a mix of thinner and liquid soap. Dip the brush into the mix and wipe it off with newspaper. Then they will be clean and properly shaped for next time.

4. Some time sit can be confusing to check the right color combination of color you are using. This confusion can be cleared. If you get used to color value, like temperature intensity and hue. Right!Sounds even more confusing. For example orange stands for intensity, shades of red are best for hues and black is a choice for outlining.

5. Getting cracks in your paintings are common. Just follow a thinner layer of paint thinker layer of paint with aa thin coat.

6. Last but not least is never let your last layer dry in the dark. Put it in the light. Or a thin layer of oil will form over the painting.

Oil painting is an interesting kind of painting been popular since the 1300s in England. Back then painters usually preferred tempera over oils. They dried faster than the oils. Then in the 1500s artists began mixing Tempra with oils. Finally in the 1700th century when pure oil paints began being used as an art medium. There were a lot of benefits to using oil paints. some of them are:
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1. The largest benefit of oil painting is anyone can do it with very little knowledge of how. The materials are very easy to pick up at any craft store. Even at Walmart now. The themes can vary, as far as the painter’s imagination can go, there is full freedom to use his creative skill can go while doing his painting.

2. Versatility is another benefit. Canvases lay flat as to not take up much room like ceramics, sculptors, or woodworking Unless it is wood burning. And that depends on what you are woodburning on. So they are easy to store and not fragile.

3. Oil painting requires much less time to dry than they use to. They are made up of pigments that are mixed in oil. Some people find this part of oil painting quite troublesome. But painting is an art that requires patience. so we must all learn this art form. Different Oils dry at different times.

4. Oil paints are also great for mixing well with the surrounding paint, so blending is easy to do. When applied to canvas it holds the artist brush strokes giving texture and depth to a painting.

5. With oil paints, you can mix with other solvents and apply a glaze to part or all of the painting. Which adds to glamour and beauty. Rarely are painting of any kind the same as mine. I like realism. In these modern days, people paint with bright colors, patterns, and illusions.

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Learn the Techniques of Oil Painting

Learning to oil paint is easy and exciting. They are much easier than sketching or acrylics watercolor. Once you are good at oil painting can use techniques that take painting far beyond regular standard techniques. Imagine doing special effects. But you have to start somewhere. So here are the fundamental basic painting need to knows. The different basic techniques are as follows:

Generally, to make an oil paint useable it needs to be thinned with a solvent like turpentine or sketched on the canvas with water-soluble pencils or charcoal. Some use acrylic paint. It is water-soluble you can apply the paints in layers.

Learn Glazing In Oil Paint

Glazing is a popular oil painting technique. when the painter uses a lot of the solvent in order to make the paint transparent, see-through all most. But the with the use of a lot of solvents means a longer drying time. In order to see if the painting is dry, all you must do is the”touch” test. So simple it all most makes me laugh. So you must be patient to wait a day then do the touch test if it is still sticky or tacky you much wait a few more hours. Then repeat.

Learn Impasto Oil Painting

Impasto is a technique when you put the paint on in thick using a brush or a knife. It is a simple thing that every artist must try. The results are unique and that is why it is a much-loved technique.

Learn Oil Painting with a Knife

This technique is common among adventurous artists. It is where the paint is put directly on the canvas with a knife. This is a fun thing for oil painting. Beginners can try this out subsequently. It is a wonderful way to warm up and get loose with your imagination oil painting.

Learn Ells Prima Painting

Oil painters who have less patience can try this kind of technique. In this style, you don’t do layers. And it can be done in one sitting. And you don’t have to worry about drying time.

Learn Present-day Oil Painting.

This is a direct style of an oil painting. it involves a direct application to the canvas without any prior planning or underpainting. It requires expert skill and is used primarily by skilled professional oil painters If you are interested in learning one of these more professional aspects of oil painting then study one at a time. And practice.

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[wpforms id=”3161″ title=”true” description=”true”]Adding Fiction to Your Oil Painting

If you love to fantasize then canvas oil painting is the perfect medium through which you can express yourself. It is the painting form of art which has the capability to give life to the unnatural phenomenon and Great oil painters throughout history have used this as a medium bring forth their thoughts and fictional ideas.

Adding a dash of Fiction

By adding a dash of fantasy to your oil painting you can create works of art that speak your mind as well as others. It can be rightly said that when fantasy finds its expression in oil painting then it becomes beautiful and thoughtful beyond words. Even in early Europe, oil painting was in vogue. At that time linseed oil was used in combination with other pigments to create a dramatic effect. Oil painting can be the medium of a painter’s with wandering thoughts. When a painter gives this kind of expression to his fantasy through the means of oil painting, a masterpiece gets created.

Themes for Oil Painting:

Fantasy and fiction subjects that are not real that’s where the fun arises. It often covers fiction, mythology, and mystic ideas or dreams, like visions from your own heads. It may be based on ancient folklore or legends. The painters of early time kept away from science fiction themes in oil painting. But more recent painters have included the science fiction in oil painting to create dramatic effects.

 

Space exploration is a favorite theme for oil and other painting. The sky becomes the perfect canvas for the artists where he can let his imagination go wild. The heavenly bodies and natural wonders like sun, moon, and the stars can all be depicted quite dramatically and artistically or boldly on the canvas using oil paints. The way the paint mixes, the colors. These all give a perfect platform to the painter to use his abstract thoughts.

Greek mythology consisting of old Egyptian, Old African, and Bible stories have always been a good start for oil painters. Oil painting depicting Gods and Goddesses have a beginning in oil painting. What I love the most are fairies, little people of the earth, and the magical mermaids. They provide a beautiful platform for the oil painters to user their fantasy and do magic when they paint.

I am fascinated by oil painting. Partly because I have never taught myself how to do it. I admire people who can oil paint. And the outcome of the paintings is generally something I cannot do with my acrylics. Now with the new water mixable oil paints, it decreases the dry time. So, then us impatient people may become interested in learning how to become an oil painter you to Female Angel Statuerselves.

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Adding Fantasy to our Oil Painting.

Adding Fiction to Your  Oil Painting

If you love to fantasize or have a great immagination then canvas oil painting is the perfect medium through which you can express yourself. It is the painting form of art which has the capability to bring life to the unnatural phenomenon and Great oil painters throughout history have used this as a medium bring forth their thoughts and fictional ideas. It is great with abstract oil work. You can bring your imagination to the forefront where people who are like-minded will see what you have seen, share what is in your mind.

Adding a dash of Fantasy

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Let Fantasy Surround You

By adding a dash of fantasy to your oil painting you can create masterpieces that speak your mind and the mind of others who can see what you are trying to depict.  It can be rightly said that when fantasy finds its expression in oil painting then it becomes beautiful and thoughtful beyond words. Even in early Europe, oil painting was in vogue. At that time linseed oil was used in combination with other pigments to create a dramatic effect. Oil painting can be the medium of a painter’s with wandering thoughts. When a painter gives this kind of expression to his fantasy through the means of oil painting, a masterpiece gets created. Don’t we all want to create a masterpiece?

Themes for Oil Painting:

Fantasy and fiction subjects that are not realistic. It often covers fiction, mythology, and mystic ideas.  It may be based on ancient folklore or legends. The painters of early time kept away from science fiction themes in oil painting. But, more recent painters have included the science fiction in oil painting to create dramatic effects. One way has been oceanic exploration. wandering underwater with dolphins, whales and other sea creatures make you feel like you there with them even if for only a moment stolen in time. and without having to hold your breath. Lol.

Space exploration is a favorite theme for oil painting. The sky becomes the perfect canvas for the artists where he can let his imagination go wild. With the development of larger telescopes, and cameras on satellites or space stations. We can see farther than ever before. The heavenly bodies and natural wonders like sun, moon, and the stars can all be depicted quite dramatically and artistically on the canvas using oil paints. This gives a perfect platform to the painter to use his abstract thoughts. It all looks like a dream into the night.

Greek mythology consisting of old Egyptian, African, and Bible stories have always been a pet for oil painters. Oil painting depicting Gods and Goddesses, Angels, they have always held a special place in oil painting. Not to forget, fairies, magical mermaids. They provide a beautiful platform for the oil painters to user their fantasy and do magic with their brush.

In the past, with Oil painting, it has been held at high regard in comparison to other “newer” ways to paint. I believe watercolor and acrylic pieces should have as high a value. Now with the newer oil paints than mix with water, a few of us inpatients painters who do acrylic because of the drying time will change our minds about oil painting.

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Oils that Clean up with Soap And Water.

I had never heard of these until recently. They are very economically priced and retain the vibrate colors that oils have been known for. they are permanent, UV protective, and Non-yellowing. To be used with mixable artisan water-mixable oils. They dry quickly and with soap and water clean up.

The varnish comes in plastic bottles. Which reduces the risk of them breaking. And come in 3 different glosses.

It can’t be shipped outside North America.

Paint comes on tubes from Windsor and Newton, the smallest is 200ml tubes. Unless you get a set of 10. Or the beginner set of 6 colors. They come with a 4.6-star rating.

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Oil Painting Supplies From Utrecht Art.


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Oil Painting  Supplies from Utrecht are many, so here we go.

First, I will cover the paints themselves. I will show you a couple of colors in each brand. Then you can choose which brand you like. It is a good idea to get professional paint unless you are just starting. First is Utrecht,  Quality product made with only the purest of materials. Each color is ground to the specific consistency to enhance that particular color.Oil Paint, Alizarin Crimson  Click on the pictures; they are your links.Oil Paint, King's Blue
Available in about 24 colors, that mixes well with others for custom colors. Prices vary from $3.50 and up. Two sizes.

 

Now we will look at the brand called Rembrandt Artists Oil Medium.
Artists' Oil Paint, ViridianArtists' Oil Paint, Asphaltum
Know for their professional quality. Colors should be mixed with only the best Linseed and Safflower Oils.  They have a smooth buttery texture. Available in nearly 40 different colors.

Gamblin Artest Oil Paint is next.
Artists' Oil Paint, SilverProfessional artist grade Colors. They are made with the purest pigment and high-quality Linseed oil.  DO NOT thin with Turpentine. I won’t continue because they carry around 30-40 different brands of just Oil paint.

Daniel Greene Portraiture Starter Brush SetThis is a complete set of brushes, but you will need a 1 and 2-inch bristle brush, and a gentle big mop brush is very helpful to have too.Atelier Mottler Brush, Badger Blend, FlatColossal Camel Hair Mop BrushHere is the mop brush way down here. These brushes are expensive. Oil brushes are. Go ahead and look around and get the only the ones you want. And remember if you follow my links to a store, I will get a bit of commission.

There are canvas sheets for you can practice on. Some come loose, but most are in a tablet. Brush Cleaner and Preserver This is Masters brush cleaner and preserve. It is gentle and can be used on all brushes. If there is any residue left in the brush it will remove it. Just read the directions on each brand.  This second bottle removes residue also with very little vapor. Non-toxic and biodegradable so it is better for you and the environment.


Brush Cleaner & Restorer

Linseed OilLinseed Oil Safflower oil or this Stand Oil are all popular to use.
Stand OilLinen Canvas Panels, FineCanvases Come in all thicknesses and sizes. this is a linen canvas. They also come in many brands. The linen canvas is used by a seasoned artist. They are a stretched canvas. I rearly use stretched canvas. I use cotton canvas boards. They are called studio canvas boards. they aren’t real spendy. The also make canvases for watercolor so when you go to purchase one be sure to check for that.  Studio Canvas Panels, FlatTStudio Canvas PadsThe second to the last is stretched canvas. They are really nice to use. I like to use them. But for me, these panels are more practical. the last picture is a bundle or canvas board or you can pick the size you want.  And the last is I found the canvas pad with sheets of canvas in it. These pictures are all links. So don’t look for words until you click on the picture.  Thank you for hanging out with me. Come back and we will do some more shopping together.

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Acrylic Supplies

I will start with some paper you can paint on for practice first then work up to brushes, Arches Watercolor PaperBuy BLICK acrylic painting supplies! As for brushes, I would not buy a set I would buy them individually. Because you really don’t need them all to start with. But will want to use them later after you get the feel of the brushes and know what to do with them. Although some times a small set can be A frugal deal. If you click on these links and go the product and buy, I will get a bit of commission. I won’t get rich selling 5 & 10 dollar items. lol

Utrecht art supplies mean just that. They supply not only supplies for painting but sculpting, drafting, and printmaking to name a few.   RealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9132)RealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9153)These brushes, both sets are good for acrylic and oil. they have a mix of natural and synthetic bristles. And the price is really nice. Once you get into this store you can decide if it is best for you. I truly believe that when it comes to acrylic painting, a good brush is worth a million.

 

400 Series Acrylic PadRealValue Brush Sets in Synthetic Acrylic (#9153)

I love these pads. I used them like crazy when I was practicing painting. And I still keep it on hand to try things I have never tried before.

This is a nice inexpensive brush set to start with. I am kind of hooked on brushes. If I go to a craft store to by canvas, I always come home with brushes. I love them. They are my not so secret habit. I have so many. but I could use more filberts. lol.

Galeria Acrylic Paint Set, 10 ColorsThis paint set picture is so tiny. but it doesn’t help to enlarge it, it gets blurry. Well, this set comes in both 20ml and 60 ml tubes.  And I really love galleria paint. It is just the perfect consistency.

Blick has several sets too. They even have the colors divided into shades. One is Autumn than Summer. Also Earth and Portrait. Other brands are Liquidex, Golden, Revees and Winsor & Newton. A lot of variety. I usually get Liquidtex. It has a nice consistency and the price is right for a starving Artis like me. There are tons of us out there.

Acrylic Paint Marker, 2mm Fine Tip 12pc Set
Acrylic Paint Marker, 2mm Fine Tip 12pc Set “A”

These come in several sizes. and several sized sets. So it is your choice depending on your needs. I have not tried these yet. So I can’t give you my opinion.
Unprimed Wood Painting Panels, 1 5/8These wooden boxes come with a keyhole in the back. And in all sizes.  I believe they even have them in the round.

Then I ask about canvases. I do use a stretch canvas from time to time. But mostly I like the canvas board. To each there own. But it is nice for storage and for shipping.Premier Heavyweight Cotton Archival Panels, 1/8

Here they are. They are very nice. and come in all sized up to an 11 by 14. But some brands have larger ones. The brands are Blick Primer, Blick Studio, Federics, Raymar, and Richeson to name just a few. They just have one kind where I go So that is all I have tried. I will have to start getting them through here so I can try some different kind. It should be smooth with a nice tooth to the fabric. Nice and smooth. You can sand it with fine sandpaper then apply another coat of gesso. Artist like to use the stretched canvas. I really like the feel of these. the canvas will have a little bit of giving to it, unlike a hardboard. They are very nice. There you go for now. I hope both your shopping and you painting all go well.