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Learn the Techniques of Oil Painting

Learning to oil paint is easy and exciting. They are much easier than etching or etching or 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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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 from Blick Art

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Good morning. Rise and shine it is time to buy painting supplies. I don’t know about you but love to get painting treasures in the mail.  Here are more links. We will see how it works with my typing.  Painting in Acrylic (Paperback)Modern AcrylicI love to learn from books because I don’t have to keep pausing a video.  And if you want to keep it forever you can. I know for me, if I haven’t done something for a while I forget how to do it. I am 63 years old and the memory is not getting any better. Next, I will find you one of those stay wet pallets. I have one and would not do without it. I put the colors I need in it and have it for the entire painting. Cheap and fantastic. I need to tell you I am an associate of blicks, and if you follow one of these links and purchase then I will get a bit of commission.

Here is the Sta-wet paint pallet.

Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette - Sponge Insert, 5 sheets of acrylic film

Blick Studio Acrylics – Set of 6 colors, 120 ml tubes
Sorry the image had issues and made this page a mess. But with 6 primary colors, you can mix all colors. Color mixing is a good skill to learn. That way you don’t have to buy all the paints. And second, many times you are not going to find the color you want.


And this is a start-up kit, just in case you haven’t tried this before. Blicks carries a multitude of different Brands of paints and in different price ranges. I will put up a couple of different colors of each brand. I order some colors I needed. And I bought brands I hadn’t  Then you can look for the color you want. And it does good to try a different brand once in a while. Then you will know what brand you like best. These are the little bottles like you can pick up at Walmart or Michaels.
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint –
In all colors. but I will share it twice. They go to different colors. Then when you get there select the color you need.
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint –

Tri-Art Finest Quality Artist Acrylics – Viridian Hue, 120 ml jar
-This one is a bit expensive but you do get a good amount of paint.
Chroma Atelier Interactive Artists’ Acrylics – Jaune Brilliant, 250 ml jar
-The chroma paint has a unique property, you can go back after it has dried and rehydrated it so you can blend it with another color.
M. Graham Artists’ Gouache – Cerulean Blue, 15 ml tube
-This is a highly pigmented paint for professionals. There are no fillers just highly pigmented bright pure colors. Any “professional” paints tend to be expensive.
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Paint – Brilliant Blue, 5 oz tube
-Made in Brooklyn, New York. are treasured for there brilliance, longevity, outstanding lightfastness and Rich texture.
Utrecht Artists’ Acrylic Paint – Cadmium Red Medium, 5 oz tube
-Here is another Utrecht paint. They have perfecting their paints for years. 5oz. is 150ml.Utrecht Studio Series Acrylic Paint - Cerulean Blue Hue, Quart

-And they have paint in a lot of different sizes.
Pebeo Mat Pub Acrylic Paint – Permanent Green, 500 ml
-Right now it is 41% off list price. So that is a really good deal for 500 ML. jar.
Montana Gold Acrylic Professional Spray Paint – Paris, 400 ml can
-Spray paint because artist come in all mediums.
Chroma Acrylic Mural Paint – Glam Rock (Gold), 16 oz jar
-I did a few murals in the past. You need paint that colors well. You don’t want to go back and do a second coat.
Decocolor Acrylic Jumbo Paint Marker – Green
-This is a jumbo marker. Some items are hard to find. And a marker the size you need is one of them. Blick carries a bunch of different sizes.
Decocolor Acrylic Paint Marker – Light Green
-Another marker, different size

-Next, I used the picture instead of the text and left it big so you can read it. It is a very good item to have if you have never used mediums before.Liquitex Acrylic Mediums - Set of 4

Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 48 colors, 21 ml tubesThey carry their color kits in 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 colors. Wow!   Just click on the picture. it is your link.

Now I will go look at brush sets and see what I can find generally you do not want natural hair for acrylics. They are entirely to whimpy. Use a good soft not stiff man-made fiber brush. This first set is on sale now but is kinda spend at list price.Silver Brush Bristlon Synthetic Bristle Brush Set - Oil/Acrylic, Set of 4

Loew-Cornell Brush Wrap Set – Oil/Acrylic, Set of 18
This is a nice set. Meant for beginners, is wrapped in a cloth organizer and the price is economical.

Loew-Cornell Brush Wrap Set - Oil/Acrylic, Set of 18
Robert Simmons Titanium Brush – Filbert, Size 6
Robert Simmons Titanium Brush - Filbert, Size 6

Bristle Magic Brush Cleaner, 32 oz bottle
Cleans very well and nice to have on hand.

That is about all I will post today about blicks. I have another vendor who has an equally impressive line up of products. And I will be covering that next in my post for tomorrow. Please leave a comment below.

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Do Research on Your Favorite Medium

Hello again. My favorite way to learn is by using Books and you-tube. Before I was familiar with you-tube I bought a lot of books. Usually used, they are just as good. And a little paint never hurt anyone. At the beginning of each book, it tells about the medium. Get basic beginners set in oil and in acrylic. The tubes of paint are tiny or they don’t cost much. I like to do my practicing on paper that has the texture of a canvas. they are readily available in the craft stores. Buy what you will need to proceed, like paint and brushes and canvases.

By now you have probably chosen a medium. That is why you bought that particular book. Is it a book that starts you out with a painting to paint. When just practicing I used the paper canvas. It comes in a large tablet And that way I didn’t feel guilty messing up a canvas. Use just inexpensive paint until you know what you like.

Have plenty of paper plates and paper towels within reach. And an old jar or big old glass for water. Pick your brush and do with the book says, step by step. I use to practice just painting grasses, rocks or clouds. Until I was happy with the outcome. 

For watercolor ” Handbook of Watercolor Landscapes Tips and Techniques ” By Richard Bolton, Geoff Kersey, Joe Francis Dowden, and Janet Whittle. It has Chapters on Skies, water, flowers, Landscapes, and nature. a Big book with 376 pages jam-packed full.

For acrylics, I loved the Jerry Yarnell series. I painting many practice pictures of his. And if you are lucky you can catch him on PBS. Another is “All about Acrylics” It covers instruction, painting grounds, Tools, Color theory and Painting techniques. There are many projects where you can use acrylics. You can paint on furniture, shelves, boxes or old gates. Your imagination is your guide. But after I was done painting everything in the house. I got serious about paintings on canvases.

Then with Oils, there are more books to choose from than there are brands of paint. And because there are so many you can use the paintings in there as inspiration. I do not personally have recommendations for Watercolor and pastels. I won’t lie, I haven’t tried them. I really like the look.

As I said before I prefer soft-bodied paint. That way I don’t spend a lot of time thinking it out. And with acrylics, you can only dilute them so much or they run the risk of coming off your canvas. when they are to thin they won’t adhere properly. If you want to use a paint pallet that you can close up and it keeps your paint moist. They can be bought or made. Use an old flat plastic sealable container. I like a larger one so I have room to mix paint colors in the container. Then my perfect color for the sky is OK if you need to touch up. Then you want a heavy body paint so the paint won’t flatten out and the colors won’t run into each other.

The big thing is practice practice, practice.  And it needs to be a passion or the thing you do that is fun and relaxing, or both. A great painter wasn’t born overnight. Don’t get discouraged and give up like so many do. Nothing worth really having never came easily. So keep on trying. And listen to others. Because you will be your own worse critic. Go easy on your self. Remember beauty i ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>s in the eye of the beholder. And everyone likes different things.

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My dream for this store.

My idea is 10 fold. I want a place for all painters to come. To sell their creations, so we have professional paintings for sale, get their favorite supplies like canvases, brushes and many brands of paint, at reasonable prices , and trust. Trust that you are getting the supplies you ordered. Trust that the paintings are better than what you see on this high-quality format. Trust that all your information is secure.

Originally It was going to be Acrylic paintings and Oil paintings. I have decided to have a section on commission work that can be personalized to the individual receiving the gift. And watercolor paintings. I will have beginner acrylic painting sets, beginner oil painting sets, and watercolor sets. There will be supplies in other mediums. Because what is wrong with doing a mix of mediums on acrylic paintings. Mix it up. Use marker, pens, painting pens, or ink. It is your creation, do it. One of my favorite acrylic painters goes over some of his paintings with Oil Paints.

Commissioned work will be limited as to what we paint on. You pick the item and give us some idea of what small picture you would want to be put on it. An email including the picture would be needed. We would give you a bid prior to starting so you have an Idea as to cost. And we would require 50% down before we start. Then when it is done we can ship it to you or the person it is meant for.  that person if you desire. Small items are little wooden boxes, Christmas bulbs for all occasions, and wooden spoons. This is a new store and I plan on continued growth. Ideas are welcome. Leave comments at the bottom of the pages. We will see what we can do.

So sit back and relax. Find something that inspires you, and give it a try. Thank You, God bless. Don’t forget to share with your favorite social media. Mine is facebook and Pinterest.

Author Laura G

I grew up in the country. As a little girl, I thought everyone did. This reminds me of home.