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Irish Artist Art Ezine : Essential Materials To Have Before Starting To Paint

Before embarking on any art mission, it is significant that you have all the painting necessities, such as, painting easels, brushes and all of the paints you are going to need before you begin. Additionally, you will want a definite vision of what course your...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : A Guide To Canvas Painting

Canvas painting is one of the most beautiful forms of painting where the image is patterned on a lovely canvas material, which is a made by a closely woven fabric. This fabric is either made out of cotton, linen or combination of both. But before you start to paint on...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Sealing and Varnishing Watercolor Paintings Done on Canvas

Sealing and Varnishing Your WorkYou have two choices when you paint in watercolors on an alternate support such as clayboard or watercolor canvas: you can frame behind glass as with a traditional watercolor, taking the same precautions that the painting itself does...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : How to Paint With Oils

Paint is created by combining dry pigment and liquid. In oil paints, the liquid used is linseed oil. You purchase oil paint in tubes. The paint is thick. So when you squeeze it out onto your palette, you mix it with your palette knife and use a stiff brush to apply it...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Abstract Floral Painting Tips

These abstract floral painting tips will walk you through the procedure for painting an offbeat, beautiful flower, conceptual painting in acrylics like the one above. Painting abstract blooms is fun and simple. It's fundamentally a building procedure in which you...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Benefits of Using Oil Paints

Oil paints are a favorite painting medium for a variety of reasons. They help to create a painting with greater realism, and it is possible to include stunning effects of color and lights. Here are a few of the most pleasing benefits of using oil paints: Simple to...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Painting With Gouache

Several people have accessed my web site over the last few years as a result of doing web searches on painting in gouache (pronounced "gwosh", or "goo-wash"), probably lead there by the numerous gouache paintings listed on the site. There is some conflicting...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Useful Tips on Conserving Paint in Artists' Paint Tubes

Conserving Artists Paints - 1 If you want to retain unused oil paints on a palette for a while after you've finished your painting, or it's going to be a day or two before you can come back to it, put the palette in a bowl or dish of clean water so it covers...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Modern Abstract Painting For You To Understand, Digest, and Fall In Love With

The term 'abstract' seems so very modern, yet its history goes back to the earlier parts of the 20th century. When we say 'modern', we mean the leaning away from representational painting and didactic paintings that occurred with the impressionists and...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Brilliant Realism in Acrylic Paintings

Acrylics are like no other paint. When used by a master artist, they can produce an image that is the same as the real one. Looking at a painting of a Realist, a person often has to wonder - Is this a photograph or a painting?There is a difference between the Realism...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Colour Mixing Tips for Oil and Acrylic Painters

Colour mixing is one of the most difficult aspects of learning how to paint using acrylic or oils. It is very easy to create muddy or lifeless colours which deaden a painting. The following colour mixing tips will help you create very interesting colour mixes both...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : How to Paint People

How to paint people with watercolors, oils or acrylics can be done as a detailed portrait or as a simple suggestion of a figure. Either way adding people to your paintings is a great way to add interest. The viewer will spend more time looking at your painting when...

The Art of Varnishing Your Paintings

How you protect your paintings is just as important as how you prepare your painting surface, the quality of your paint, and what you mix with your paints while applying them. All of these tasks add up to not only how your final painting will look, but how it can be...

Pastels – Introduce Yourself to Pastels

The best medium for painting is pastels. If you are a painter who is used to painting with wet mediums such as oil and acrylic then pastels will be ideal for you.There are many pastel medium available in an art store.Soft Pastels - The very popular medium in using...

Should You Choose Basic Or Professional Paints For Learning How to Paint Acrylic?

The initial expense of tools for painting in acrylic can make people shy away from getting better quality materials while they are learning. This is why student grade acrylics are available. What makes them cheaper is lower density of pigment--the color part of the...

How to Paint a Beach Scene

Painting a beach scene is not hard, but where do you begin? Follow these step by step directions and you will have a fantastic painting of your favorite beach in no time!Sketch in the drawingDo not worry, the sketch does not have to be involved. You should determine...

Selecting Your Paints – The Difference Between Oils and Acrylics

When it comes to painting, you may think choosing your paints is easy. You can buy any type of paints and just get to work. However, it's not that simple. Each different type of paint has its own different qualities that set it apart from the others. Many artists...

The Use of Different Types of Artist Brushes

It is manufactured to meet the requirements of artists. An excellent paint brush can work wonders and bring life to any canvas. With over a million brushes available in the markets today, it is quite a task to choose the right kind of it. However, by following certain...

Painting Classes – Talking About the Benefits and Drawbacks on the Use of Acrylics and Oil Based

Several painting classes LA include the topic about the advantages and disadvantages of using Acrylics and Oil Based Paints. The pros and cons are put into this article in order to lead the beginners to decide on the kind of paints they would use when they begin their...

The Difference Between Watercolors and Acrylics

Learning the differences between acrylic paint and watercolor paint can be helpful in deciding which medium to choose. Personal preference will play a role in this decision, but having some information about the qualities of each type of paint will help you to make...

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