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 “dead layer” of Flemish painting
Studying the technique of some old masters, we are faced with the so-called “Flemish method” of oil painting. This is a multi-layered, technically complex way of writing, the opposite of…

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Where to sell paintings: tips for a novice artist. Part 2
In the previous article, we talked about how to sell your paintings on the Internet. Want to go the more traditional way? Then your goal is galleries that work with…

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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 possible time from the moment of invention took the most important place in the art of painting, and had a great influence on it. This is especially true of portrait painters.

When drawing from a photo, it is not necessary to force the model to pose for hours, and in addition, the camera allows you to capture a fleeting facial expression and the position of the strands, which cannot be maintained for a long time by a living model. Continue reading

Choosing Pastels for Beginners

Currently, the enthusiasm for creativity is gaining momentum: there are more and more art shops, and materials are more accessible. In the article we briefly consider the types of pastels and their properties.
Probably all of us, when we were children, drew albums with colored pencils, drew crayons on asphalt. So pastels are almost the same crayons, but more complex and interesting.

Types of Pastels
The pastel is divided into four types:

dry
oil;
watercolor;
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How to care for a baguette

The main enemies of the baguette are common factors in the form of dust, humidity, sunlight. Drafts and careless handling are also unfavorable for the product.

Frames for the manufacture of which plastic or wood were used should be placed in good room conditions. Exclude direct sunlight from them, remove from fire to avoid deformation. Such baguettes cannot be used in the bath, steam room and bathhouse.

A baguette aluminum product is not afraid of sunlight and water. Avoid placement in humid rooms, as corrosion may appear on fittings in the corners of frames. Continue reading

Grisaille art technique in the history of world art
History of occurrence. Western schools The origins of grisaille lie in the early Middle Ages. Icon painters often used monochrome tricks due to the meager color palette and strict religious…

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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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Italian, lead and silver pencils
A pencil is a great tool for drawing. In the skilled and talented hand of the master, with just one pencil, you can create unimaginable beautiful images. If you look…

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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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