What is the point?

How To Sharpen Your Way To Dull Insipid Drawings. We realize the many venues spend a great deal of time showing novice practitioners how to sharpen their pencils and crayons […]

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Chardin • Real Realism

Jean Siméon Chardin was born in 1699 and came to manhood a when the Rococo of Watteau, Fragonard, and Boucher was the style de jour.  Rococo rivaled in decadent frivolity, […]

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The Brotherhood of Zinc

According to the Zinc Zealots, all of the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood should have fallen off their supports long ago. Obviously that did not happen with the their painting […]

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AND APPLE A DAY

We are often asked the difference between Realist and Representational Art. The image to the left is, of course, a photograph. Photographs are what realist art is compared to. This […]

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The Great White Debacle

Several types of white oil paint are available to the Painter. Lead based choices are Lead Carbonate, Lead Sulfate, Stacked Lead White, Flake White, Cremnitz White, Flemish White, Lead-based Foundation […]

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THE ALCHEMY AND CRAFT OF PAINTING

One should make it a point to know as much as possible about their craft. Many Painters are fascinated by the materials and techniques of the Old Masters. The methods […]

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Utrecht Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS: Utrecht has been carefully handcrafting Utrecht Artists’ Oil Colors in its Brooklyn, New York, mill for more than 50 years. These fine oil colors are prized by professional artists […]

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Williamsburg Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS: Dedicated to handmade integrity, Williamsburg Handmade Oils are crafted by skilled American artisans using top-quality pigments from around the world. Each of the more than 170 colors in the […]

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Vasari Oil Paint Review

PROSPECTUS:_Like the painter’s apprentice, Vasari still carefully handcraft their colours in small amounts and even fill every tube by hand. These traditional methods of paintmaking ensure the purity of colour […]

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Oil Painting Grounds

Everything you ever wanted to know about oil painting grounds but were afraid to ask. What are the choices, which one is best and why, which is best for me? […]

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