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How To Safely Store Your Oil Paintings

A stroll through any incredible art gallery leaves you with the impression of the lastingness and energy of oil painting. Oil painting is the most characteristic and persevering of all the types of media in fine art, all things considered, it merits taking legitimate care of works of art as well...

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The Short Life of Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born on 1853 in Zundert in the south of Netherlands. It was unfortunate that he lived only for 37 years. Van Gogh only found his interest in fine art at the age of 27. Furthermore, he only worked as an artist for the remaining 10 years of his life. In this article, we will investigate why his inventive works were disregarded and underestimated even during the supposed Enlightenment Age in which he lived.   Failure in the Enlightenment Age   The Enlightenment Age brought prominence to literature, philosophy, science, fine arts, and music. This implies that Vincent van Gogh had lived in a newly revived and affluent artistic movement, which could have assisted him and boosted...

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Oil Painting for the complete beginner

Selecting your oil paints Before you can even consider starting to paint, you must make sure you have all the materials! There are hundreds of oil paint brands on the market. One rule of thumb to keep when searching for oil paints is; don’t be fooled by the appeal of low budget oil paints. Purchasing inferior quality oil paints will make painting a frustrating and unpleasant experience. We highly recommend buying artist or premium grade oil colors. Purchasing a few expensive oil paint tubes can only take you so far. This is why we also recommend purchasing your oil paints in larger quantities (which you can find here). Doing so will save you a lot of money in the long...

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How To Keep Acrylic Paint From Drying

Every painting medium has its problems with how you must handle them. Since Acrylics dry fast when you leave them out in the open, you will need to have some solution depending on what you’re trying to paint. If you’re painting outside, the wind can cause Acrylics to dry out faster than normal on both your canvas and palette. Here are some tips to make your acrylics stay wet and workable: Spray Bottle Use a small spray bottle filled with water so you can lightly mist your paint palette with water as you go. Make sure to keep your acrylic paints wet with this method to prevent them from drying. Spray Bottle Liquitex Wetting Spray The Liquitex wetting spray is...

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Are Copic Markers Expensive As Everyone Thinks They Are?

Ask any artist out there just how expensive can Copic Markers be and most of them will make the argument that no matter where you look whether it's online or at your local art store, Copic Markers can go anywhere from as low as $5 to $10 or more. The main reason you’ll have difficulty finding Copic Markers lower than $5 is a result of the Copic Marker makers Too which is located in Japan has authorized all Copic distributors in the U.S and Canada to sell their Copic Sketch or Copic Classic Markers for no less than $5. Most of our readers would agree that $5 is a lot of money just for a single marker especially when there...

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