Archive for August, 2007

Oil Painting Tips

Oil painting can be a very enriching hobby to get into. But there are some techniques that you should learn in order to get your own oil painting masterpiece in the right gear. Here are some tips that might be able to help you out. Selecting the Proper Brush SetIt is important even for a beginner oil painter to invest some good money in brushes. If you are into oil painting for the long term, then cheap brushes are not for you because they can easily shed their bristles while you paint. Beginner…

Elements of Composition in Painting

Composition has always been an important aspect of oil painting. It is defined as the selective arrangement of the different elements that make up an oil painting. The aim of good composition is to help guide the eyes of an onlooker in a certain oil painting and keep up his or her interest in the subject matter.  The main aim is to create a certain arrangement through preparatory planning and sketching in order to create a balance between the different oil painting elements and come out pleasing…

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is a world renowned Spanish painter and sculptor. He is one of the most recognizable figures of 20th century art and is best known as the co-founder of the cubism movement along with Georges Braque. Picasso was born on October 25, 1881 in Malaga Spain. He was the son of an artist father named Jose Ruiz y Blasco and Maria Picasso y Lopez. His full name is Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Maria de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santisima Trinidad Clito Ruiz y Picasso….

Oil Portrait Painting

Many artists have become famous for painting oil portraits. The most renowned painters in the past were made famous by their wonderful portraits that aimed to capture the exact likeness of its subject. At a time when photography was not yet invented, it became a more popular way of getting one’s likeness preserved and shown for future generations. This might have made them quite popular then. But up until now, portrait painting in oil still comes as quite a challenging task to master and to beco…

The Color Harmony Approach

When applied to the art of painting, the color theory is the field of practical guidance to aid in color mixing and determining the visual impact of different color combinations. The principles used in color theory were first recognized and probably established sometime in the 1400’s and became more developed sometime during the 18th century. The color theory aims to help people understand why some colors work well together while some do not. Color theory also helps on how painters are able to c…