5 Most Common Drawing Mistakes

5 Most Common Drawing Mistakes When you are starting out with anything there is a learning curve. There are common mistakes that all beginners make that can slow down your progress with drawing. Don’t worry […]

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Why and How to Use Watercolor Mediums

Watercolor using Distilled water and Mediums    So with watercolor painting for some reason there is a lot of misinformation out there and other information that is completely lacking. Three of the most misunderstood subjects […]

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Oil Painting: How to Buy the Right Colors

Why is Buying Oil Paints So Confusing If you have ever had a to buy oil paints, gone to the art store and found yourself  staring at the paints wondering why so few have the […]

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Painting Techniques and Tips: It’s all About the Angle

Direct Painting and All Prima Painting Insights When painting no matter how long you have done it it’s always best to remember the basics. Sometimes this doesn’t happen either because you are just learning and […]

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Why Get Outside to Create Landscape Art?

Studying the Landscape Outdoors People did it for hundreds of years.  To learn to paint the landscape an artist went out into nature to learn to understand depth, perspective and most importantly color. This was […]

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How to Commission a Painting

Commissioning A Painting Where do You Start? What is a Commissioned Painting If you have a specific location, family member or beloved pet or wildlife you would like to have painted you need to find […]

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Oil Painting, Extended Color Palette

Sometimes More Is More Painting with a Larger Palette   As many of you who have read my blog or taken my classes know I normally encourage students to use a limited palette of colors. […]

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Mixing Colors: Tinting Strength

Mixing Colors: Tinting Strength of Colors All colors have a different tinting strength. For instance on our palette yellow have the least tinting strength you will need  more yellow(about 2/3 more than red to get […]

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Using Black and White a Cautionary Tale

   How to Use Black and White in Oil Painting     One thing that happens with mixing paint is people reach for white or black too quickly when they are mixing colors. The biggest […]

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