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  • Basics of color theory
    January 31, 2022

    Basics of color theory

    Color theory is a complex field of study in visual arts. It may sound intimidating, especially if you are getting started in the world of painting. But don’t worry, this article will provide you with the basics of how to combine colors in order to express yourself and make your paintings look more harmonious.
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  • Different Types of Paint Brushes and Their Uses
    November 21, 2020

    Different Types of Paint Brushes and Their Uses

    Painting is a fun experience - the freedom of expression painting provides is a very powerful experience. Much of painting has to do with creativity and imagination but to get the best expression out of your paintings, you need to know your tools - for example, your brushes. There are various types and each has a different use.
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  • Common Misconceptions Beginners Have About Oil Painting
    September 27, 2020

    Common Misconceptions Beginners Have About Oil Painting

    There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to oil painting. If you’re new into the world of oil paintings, these rumors can put you off. Somehow, this misinformation has taken very deep roots. This article will help disprove some of the most common oil painting misconceptions.

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  • Pro Hack: Learning to Precondition Your Paint Brush
    August 13, 2020

    Pro Hack: Learning to Precondition Your Paint Brush

    In recent times, there’s been a lot of buzz about preconditioning paintbrushes on the internet. However, there is still little information available as to what exactly it means, why you should do it, and, most importantly, how you should do it.

    It is important to precondition your paintbrush as it ensures minimal damage to the bristles. Furthermore, it also enables you to clean the paint out of the brush faster and in a secure manner.

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  • August 8, 2020

    Six Oil Painting Tips and Techniques That You Need to Know

    Oil paints are one of the easier mediums to apply. Hence, learning painting and exploring this art form using oil paints is highly recommended. However, beginners may be presented with the biggest question: where to start?

    To answer this and aid you in starting your journey without feeling overwhelmed, we have come up with these few tips and techniques that are essential for beginners.

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  • July 30, 2020

    Oil or Water Painting: Decoding the Difference

    What is it that makes certain art pieces have texture and others lay flat on the surface? Why is it that one can have the slightest of washes of color, while the other is full of thick strokes and paint that doesn’t dry for days, or even months?

    It’s the different mediums of paint. As beginners, we may not realize the impact it may hold to use oil paints to create a certain piece as compared to using water paints. However, it is vital to know the difference between the two and how it can impact an art piece.

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  • July 10, 2020

    What is Easier to Paint With? Acrylic, Oil, or Watercolor?

    As a new painter, a lot of things can overwhelm you when you are just trying to get started. The sheer number of choices in the types of brushes, paint, or even paper can confuse you, and you’ll keep repeating the same question: Where do I even begin?

    Today, we are going to answer that question; specifically, for paints.

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  • April 4, 2020

    Types and Shapes of Art Paint Brushes

    As an artist, exploring different materials and mediums can be quite intimidating. This is especially true if you have just decided to start painting, for example, in watercolor or acrylic color -- the sheer variety of brushes can overwhelm and demotivate a beginner artist.

    But don’t fret, as we are going to look at some types and shapes of brushes that are used for painting, and hopefully remove some of the mystery surrounding all these different brush types.

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