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8 Oil Painting Techniques for the Inquiring Artist

Have you been wanting to bring something new and edgy into your oil painting? Have you thought about trying a new technique or approach to applying the paint? Here are some ideas that are sure to breathe new life into … Continue reading

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9 Top Oil Paints Rated for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever found yourself in front of the rows and rows of oil paints unable to decide which ones were best suited for you?  Have you found yourself confused by the many manufacturers of oil paints and their claims? … Continue reading

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3 Common Oil Painting Problems and How to Resolve Them

Have you ever had a problem in your oil painting such as cracking or dull finish?  Oil painting is a pretty forgiving medium, but there are things that can go wrong and ruin your artwork if you aren’t aware of … Continue reading

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Top 6 Ways to Create Texture in Oil Painting

Have you ever wanted to experiment with texture in oil painting? Creating the right texture in oil painting can be a challenge as there as so many options from which to choose. Oil color, with its mediums, lends well to glazing … Continue reading

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Should You Use Black? For the Serious Oil Painter, It Is a Serious Question

Should you use black or not?  Since I began oil painting, it has been a hotly debated subject among serious artists. Even as early as 5 years ago when I took a portrait painting class at the Art Students’ League of … Continue reading

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6 Color Schemes for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever started a painting and then hours into it found yourself muddling around with the colors unsure which direction to go?  Have you ever wanted a simple way to think about your color compositions?  Are you still unsure about how … Continue reading

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Understanding Opacity, Transparency and Permanence for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever read on the back of a tube of paint and seen the permanence rating and wondered what it was or how to use that information?  Or have you ever wondered which colors make the best glazes? These are … Continue reading

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4 Keys to Understanding Alkyds in Oil Painting

What are alkyd paints and why would you want to consider using them? Alkyd paint is a fairly new painting medium that is fully compatible with oil paints.  Commonly referred to as the happy compromise between acrylic and oil paints, … Continue reading

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2 Keys to Success Using Cadmium Reds and Yellows in Oil Painting

Have you ever been painting with either Cadmium Red or Cadmium Yellow and gotten frustrated because you couldn’t get the color mix right?  When it comes to mixing colors with the cadmium, they can be a little tricky. I have devised 2 … Continue reading

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Oil Painting on a Budget: How You Still Can Afford It

Let’s face it, times are tough economically for everyone these days, not just for artists.  But if you are an artist who must budget in your art supplies, I have a few ideas that may help. Even Pablo Picasso found … Continue reading

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