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How To Apply Varnish With A Spray

Varnish is simply a transparent substance that provides a protective layer between the paint and the atmosphere. It stops things like dirt, dust and UV light doing long-term damage to the painting, while also giving the painting a sort of glossy after-effect. Any dirt, dust or IV light will affect the varnish and not the painting. The varnish can be removed and another layer reapplied, so your painting should always be protected. This article will offer a step-by-step guide to applying varnish with a spray.

Conducting an Art Workshop

Conducting an art workshop is not an easy job. It requires a person to be knowledgeable, organized, and efficient to show his/her skills.

How To Apply Varnish With A Brush

Varnish is simply a transparent substance that provides a protective layer between the paint and the atmosphere. It stops things like dirt, dust and UV light doing long-term damage to the painting, while also giving the painting a sort of glossy after-effect. Any dirt, dust or IV light will affect the varnish and not the painting. The varnish can be removed and another layer reapplied, so your painting should always be protected.

You Get Asked to Paint a Portrait – What Should You Do Next?

Congratulations! To earn this client’s confidence, you must’ve ‘paid your dues’ as an artist. So, this article won’t discuss style or technique. Instead, let’s consider the your next steps…

George Washington – How Truthful Are His Painted Portraits?

Why commission an artist to paint your portrait? If, like Washington, the camera does not lie, why not have a photograph taken instead?

4 Good Surfaces For Acrylic Painting

One of the best things about acrylic paint is its diversity. When wet it’s water-soluble, but when dry it’s water-resistant. The surface the paint is applied on to is known as the support, while the primer you use to make the surface ready to accept paint is known as the ground. When it comes to acrylic painting, the most common support is stretched canvas. Because acrylic paint doesn’t soak into the material, it can be applied to a wide variety of different supports, unlike watercolours and oils.

4 Things To Know About Gesso

Gesso is a substance similar to white acrylic paint and it’s used to prime a canvas for painting. The modern version used for acrylic painting is made from an acrylic polymer medium binder with calcium carbonate (chalk) and a titanium white pigment. The reason why gesso is good for priming a canvas is because it dries hard and makes the canvas accept acrylic paint more easily. You don’t just have to apply gesso to canvas – it can be applied to practically any surface, enabling you to paint on surfaces such as wood, glass, plastic and more.

Painting Techniques – 3 Things To Know About Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro is a technique where the focus is on creating strong contrasts between light and dark. The word ‘chiaroscuro’ comes from the Italian words for light (‘chiaro’) and dark (‘scuro’). The technique became popular in the late 15th century thanks to Leonardo da Vinci employing it in some of his paintings. The main reason why artists use chiaroscuro is to give subjects in the painting volume and depth, making them look three-dimensional. Chiaroscuro is also used in drawing, modelling, photography and cinematography.

Where Not To Hang Your Painting

You might think it’s OK to hang your painting anywhere in your home, but there are several things to consider before deciding where to hang it. No matter which room of the house you’re in, there are things that can affect your painting. Here are 4 places not to hang your painting.

What Do I Need to Know Before Selecting a Portrait Artist For Hire?

Before you start looking for a portrait artist to hire, there are some decisions you need to make. Read here for what to expect and how to get the best results.

One of the 3 Faces of Love in Famous Paintings Features on Valentine’s Day

Love, as a subject for artists, remains as popular today as in ages past. Variations include two forms you seldom see in visual art…

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