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How to Make Better Oil Paintings: Tips & Techniques for Correctly Mixing Color

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How to Make Better Oil Paintings: Tips & Techniques for Correctly Mixing Color There’s nothing more frustrating when painting then not being able to mix just the right color. Once I first started oil painting, it didn’t matter that i really could see precisely what color I needed, because everything I mixed up still turned into mud. In the end, it simply took a little more knowledge of how color works. In this tutorial I’m going to pass along that knowledge. The eight colors you notice above are all of that I prefer when painting. (You may also be interested in my full a number of oil painting supplies for beginning painters.) The utmost effective red is Cadmium Red, together with one below it is Permanent Alizarin Crimson. The two…
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Care and conservation of oil paintings

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Care and conservation of oil paintings Paintings and their frames are constructed with a lot of different materials. These generally include: varnish, paint, glue, canvas, wood, metal, gilding and plaster. Together they form a complex structure this is certainly easily damaged if knocked or dropped. The materials may also be sensitive to, and may be damaged by, the encompassing environment, particularly extremes and alterations in humidity as well as heat, as well as by light and dirt (note 1). How good a painting survives over the years hinges on keeping it in a beneficial environment and on sensible handling, storage and display. Exactly what do get wrong Paintings could be damaged in lots of ways. The canvas may be torn or punctured, or could have split during the edges. The…
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Storing Oil Paintings

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Storing Oil Paintings A walk through any great museum leaves you aided by the impression of the permanence and power of oil painting. Oil painting is considered the most natural and enduring of all of the painting media, with that in mind, it is worth taking good care of paintings too. The initial side bar has links from the Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute to recommendations on care and storage of artworks, we advice you check these call at addition into the information below. The information below is mostly about one aspect of storage: the alteration in color of oil paintings in dark storage, that recovers when brought back into the light. Oil painters can amass an amount of paintings. So we are then faced with the problem of where and…
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ALL YOU HAVE TO LEARN ABOUT VARNISHING PAINTINGS

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ALL YOU HAVE TO LEARN ABOUT VARNISHING PAINTINGS To ensure your finished oil or acrylic painting to keep looking its best then adding the best varnish within the right way may be a sound investment. Varnish protects the painting from dirt and dust and evens out the painting’s final appearance, which makes it all equally glossy or matt. Over time dirt and dust will stay glued to the varnish rather than the painting so when it's high time, the varnish itself may be removed together with painting re-varnished to check as effective as new. Fixing dull paintings When your painting is dull, you can easily confuse the requirement for varnishing because of the dullness created from colour who has sunk in to the surface. In the event that colour has…
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