OIL PAINTING TIPS || The Mind of an Artist #14

Art and Politics

Art and Politics examines how the combination can be detrimental to the integrity of the artist and to the quality of art produced by a culture as a whole. Art and politics in my view are like mixing oil and water. Great ingredients for salad dressing but lethal for art.

Screen Printing Tip Of The Day: Curing Screen Printing Inks

This article is intended to teach beginners, as well as advance screen printers the process of curing screen printing plastisol ink. You will learn the proper temperature as well as techniques for curing inks.

Why One Should Invest in a Portrait of One’s Pet

Anyone who has a pet, be it a dog a cat or a parrot or whatever, knows that they have a companion. A friend for the life of the pet. They have an intimate, and beautiful relationship.

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Harold Swanwick

Joseph Harold Swanwick (1866-1929) is a well-known name whose canvases can be found in public collections across the country. A Summer Morning, a charming scene of farm activity in early morning dappled sunlight, is in the collection of National Museums Liverpool; Ducks is in the collection of Oldham Art Gallery; and The Harrow is at Reading Museum – to name a few.

Dan Fusco: Painting People With a Realist-Impressionist Style

Dan Fusco of Long Island, NY is here to share some insight with us about his experience as a painter of people. With twelve years of painting, Fusco has developed a style he calls a “realism/impressionism blend.” Read on to learn about his artistic journey.

Painting by Daylight – Is It the Best Way for Modern Artists?

Before electricity was harnessed to human purposes, artists had only two options: daylight or firelight. The most ancient art on Earth can still be seen in caves of Australia. Carbon-dating suggests the age of some of these cave paintings at more than 40,000 years. In the 19th century, French Impressionism declared daylight the best for painters. For me, the best light to paint by is the one usually thought the worst. Let me explain…

How Do Famous Artists Use Various Oils to Create Their Original Paintings?

Although you may think you know what an oil painting is and what it looks like, there is much you probably do not know. For instance, did you know that there are many different types of oil that an artist can elect to use? Why would an artist choose one over another? Find out about what is entailed in the use of oil to create a painting. It may raise your level of appreciation for the artist who uses oil to create his or her original painting.

Discovering Fine Art In Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a country with a rich history that entails many historic events and happenings. This country is one of the most diversified areas in the world. You can find hundreds of different dialects and yet they all share something significant, and that is fine art in Afghanistan. Here is a closer look into the past and present of Afghan artistic creations and design.

A Closer Look at Art And Culture In Afghanistan

Afghanistan has been in the news a great deal since the events of September 11, 2001. Yet, if you have never been to this part of Asia you probably have little idea about the people and civilization. Here is some interesting information on the art and culture in Afghanistan that may provide you with a great deal of insight.

Artist Spotlight: The Monumental Gerald Coles

The works by Gerald Coles are impressive and affecting because of his dramatic and monumental style. On closer inspection of his work, I have been struck by the formal comparison that can be made between Coles figures and other early twentieth century British sculptors. I set out to delve a bit deeper and various comparisons emerged.

Caring For Your Artwork

Looking after a painting is something we generally never think about but yes this is something we need to do to ensure the painting keeps its vibrancy and longivity. Advice here on issues like humidity & temperatures, direct sunlight, dirt & grime, cleaning & repairs, even hanging a painting in some cases can be more difficult than we think.

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