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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:

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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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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