Archive for the ‘Oil Painting’ Category

Choosing Oil Painting Pigments

Another important part of doing oil paintings is using the right pigments. With a vast range of pigments now available today, it can be quite a challenge trying to get those that are required for a certain project. Instead of trying to get all of them as part of your own art supplies, it would be more reasonable to learn how to choose the right pigments and getting only those that would meet the most requirements. Pigment PropertiesThe best way to choose oil painting pigments is to know more ab…

Painting In Layers

One common technique that has been used in oil painting has been layering. It is a technique that is characterized by building up an artwork by placing repeated layers of oil paint into canvas. It is usually some glazes applied over thin layers of opaque oil paint. Oil paint dries slower and more evenly than tempera, giving the artist sometime to correct or even extend his work. Layering is still considered as the best approach to oils painting. This method usually takes time and therefore is be…

Know Your Painting Brushes

Painting may not be all dependent on creativeness and great vision. Beauty in art can also be created by the use of quality equipment. And in the art of oil painting, quality paints and brushes can help in creating the most beautiful masterpieces. Paintbrushes, for instance become a valuable painting tool since it helps put the artist’s ideas and vision onto the canvas. Poor quality paintbrushes may contribute to a bad quality painting. A good understanding of paintbrushes and their proper use i…

How to Judge Art

It is one way to paint a masterpiece and another way of to evaluate it. Judging and evaluating a painting can both be technical as well as an art itself. Judges in art shows not only look for technical brilliance in artistic works but also on it aesthetic value. But how do most art judges do it? What do they really look for when evaluating different artworks? Judging artworks may differ depending on certain situations. It may depend on certain preferences that the judges as a whole may have in m…

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…

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…

Oil Painting Mediums

Oil painting has been considered as one of the most popular methods of art. It is the process of painting using pigments that are mixed with a medium of drying oil. In the past, the most popular drying oil used by most painters was linseed oil which was boiled with a resin. This was then called as varnish and was highly valued for their excellent gloss and finish. Other types of drying oils used include poppyseed, walnut, and safflower oil. Different oils provide different properties to the oil …

Oil Painting Process

¬†Painting, specifically oil painting, can be a very work-intensive and time consuming process. It requires more than just transferring your ideas into canvas and everything is done. There are certain processes that each oil painting undergo before they come out as a finished product. Here’s a simple guide to help introduce you to the general process that each oil painting goes through. Although the process that each oil painting go may vary from artist to artist, there are general steps that mos…