Andrew World Part 1
Andrew Wyeth is simultaneously one of the most popular and most attacked artists in American art. Because of his retreat, he was like a thorn in the eye of a…

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Thinners for oil painting
Oil paints are pigments of various colors, ground to powder, which are then mixed on an oil basis in the paint of the desired consistency and density. Oil painting is…

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William Morris - First Designer
The profession of designer today is popular and in demand. Specialists in this field make sure that our phones, cars, furniture and household items are not only functional, but also…

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How are watercolor paints made?

The beginning of the way
According to Felix Scheinberger, the author of Watercolor Sketching, the paint begins with pigment, a powder concentrate that determines its color. Pigments are vegetable, mineral, containing metals or their oxides. Dyes are mixed from hundreds of organic and inorganic substances that are initially in powder form. To become a paint, a pigment needs a binder, which holds all the components and fixes them on paper after drying.

In the Middle Ages, pigments were mixed with egg yolk to obtain tempera. Continue reading

Soviet beauties
The Soviet Union existed for a rather long period of time, during which the features of urban development, its own industry, and specific art were developed. At that time, they…

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How are watercolor paints made?
The beginning of the way According to Felix Scheinberger, the author of Watercolor Sketching, the paint begins with pigment, a powder concentrate that determines its color. Pigments are vegetable, mineral,…

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The secrets of drawing a portrait from a photograph
Creativity is influenced not only by the inspiring world around, but also by the tools and technologies inherent in a given time. Photography is a tool that in the shortest…

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How to photograph pictures
I’ll make a reservation right away: high-quality photographs that can be sold must be done using professional equipment. Shooting pictures on smartphones is not recommended. Owners of film and digital…

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