When ordering a painting from an artist, everyone thinks how much it costs. Oddly enough, artists call the price, which is often scary. Let me try to tell you why it is so expensive. For some strange coincidence, the artists are considered parasites and drunks. It happens … but it is not! And so let’s … Read more Why so expensive? How to make a price for your picture.
I hope the word “maulstick” is not a mystery to you. This artistic attribute is almost always absent from novice artists, as well as those who paint with a palette knife. Maulstick is mainly used by artists who paint in an academic style, where the registration of the smallest details and the work of glaze … Read more Art maulstick
Choosing a canvas is probably one of the most difficult tasks for an amateur artist. The canvas is the basis for Your masterpiece. And if you choose the wrong canvas, then the masterpiece may turn out to be “wrong” or simply fail. Choosing a canvas, you seem to figure out the technique and manner of … Read more Types of canvases. What’s the best?
Palette knife is a small spatula (looks like a construction trowel), which is used by the artist at the time of painting. The functionality of palette knife is quite wide, and its diversity can surprise when you try to choose it for the first time. There is no mistaking the painting with a palette knife … Read more Palette knife, the real assistant of the artist.
How to choose a frame for a picture, this question puzzles artists and their clients. The picture itself should fascinate and attract attention, but its obligatory attribute is the frame (or as they are also called baguette). Agree, a picture without a frame is not a complete work of the master. While the canvas, framed … Read more How to choose a frame for a picture is short and clear.
Which palette to choose? The palette for the artist is an integral assistant in creating a masterpiece. Indeed, thanks to the palette, you can create not just colors, but shades of paint. Palettes are used to mix oil, watercolors, tempera, acrylic paints… Most likely, if you are fond of painting you know what a palette … Read more Which palette to choose for oil painting?
What do artistic terms mean? Underpainting, sketch, maulstick … What other terms do artists have? In this article I will tell you everything. Underpainting Underpainting in oil painting is called a kind of sketch in which you outline (color spots) the entire composition. Beginning artists often do not underpainting and try to write everything gradually, … Read more Dictionary of the art
The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to the artist and his attributes is brushes and paints. About what paints are and how to choose them is written in the article “How to choose the best paints for oil painting.” But what are brushes for oil paints? Having come to an art … Read more What to choose brushes for oil painting?
White is most often used in oil painting. It will come as outstanding surprise to learn that there are zinc white and titanium white. ‘So what? As long as a white paint is white”, maybe you would like to tell. It has its nuances just like anything else. After reading this article, there will not … Read more Choosing zinc white or titanium white.
Actually, an oil painting thinner has a primary role in painting process. Not everything concerning oil paints is as simple as watercolor painting, gouache, acryl thinned with water. There are different types and functions of paint thinners for oil-based paints. There are many thinner bottles in an art store, but what should we choice? First of all, let’s … Read more Choosing an Oil Painting Thinner