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Irish Artist Art Ezine : Oil Painting Techniques for Beginners

Oil painting was once associated only with professionals, as ready made oil paints weren't available. The basic pigments had to be purchased, ground to a powder and then mixed with oils. With the arrival of oil paints around 150 years ago, the technique that...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Learning to Paint – How to Paint Daytime Skies

Learning how to paint daytime skies is a must for landscape artists. Skies are almost always the first step of a landscape, cityscape or any painting, unless of course your scene will not have a sky. Skies set the overall mood in a painting and should be carefully...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Acrylic Painting – Tips to Overcome Common Mistake

Learning is a never ending process and mistakes are the best steps to for better learning.As a beginner in Acrylic Painting you shall surely make some common mistakes. This article will let you know about some common mistakes you should which as a beginner you can...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Acrylic Paints – Layering and Blending Techniques

Acrylic paints are very versatile. They can be used to create effects of water colors, oil, and represent their own qualities. All three of these techniques may be mixed into one painting if you choose to do so. Enjoy these tints as they represent a world of realism,...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Painting Landscapes With Acrylic Paints – 3 Techniques

Painting landscapes can be accomplished with acrylic paints. Acrylic paints offer application choices for water coloring, as is, and oil painting. These three choices offer the artist a variety of visual and texture techniques to duplicate a landscape onto canvas. The...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Acrylic Painting Techniques – Layering, Wet-On-Wet And Blending

Painting with acrylics is exciting. You can create your landscape and your portrait painting projects using thin to thick coatings to accomplish an exacting texture. As an artist do you like to use a mix of acrylic painting techniques?Layering is one of many acrylic...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Seven Simple Techniques For Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting is a contemporary form of Synthetic Painting Medium, and is associated with the bright & the bold style of art forms. An Acrylic Paint can be diluted in water, while becoming water-resistant upon drying. With the right Layering Techniques, Acrylic...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Watercolour Mediums – What They Do and How to Use Them

I have written this article particularly to help newer watercolour artists that may be starting out or indeed for artists that have been painting a while and are unsure about the proper use and application of the various watercolour mediums available.The world of...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Drawing From Photos Without Using a Grid (or Any Other Visual Aide)

The ultimate ambition of any portrait artist should be to draw portraits by eye, without using any visual aides or shortcuts. There are a huge number of books on the subject and all of them suggest a slightly different approach. We all develop our own techniques but I...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : 5 Ways Improve Art Marketing Using the Power of Social Media

Social Media is a fundamental shift in the way we all communicate. It is not a fad, yet many artists and galleries are still intimidated and puzzled at the idea of ​​joining in on the Social Media Revolution. Learn these 5 ways to harness the power of Social Media and...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Watercolor Painting – Steps to Develop Your Painting Skills

Painting with watercolor is fun but also difficult to master. It's better to learn the basic skills of water color paintings and then move to the complex ones. With this article, we can have a step by step watercolor painting skills.Step 1 - In the Watercolor Painting...

Irish Artist Art Ezine : Oil Painting – Things You Need For Oil Painting

If you desire to start learning oil painting art form then first you need to get the items that are required to get started with the art. Once you have the entire necessary thing with you, you can let your imagination run wild and play with the colors to give...

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...

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