Painting with Oil, Oil Paint, Painting with Acrylic, Mixed Media Artwork, Drawing with Pastel, Photography Art and Fine Photography Prints - Tips, Techniques and Ideas.

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01/22/2009 - Oil Paintings versus Acrylic Paintings -
The cons and pros of oil painting versus acrylic painting. Helpful tips, ideas and techniques to create and maintain quality oil painting or acrylic painting.

Everyone probably knows that oil paint dries a lot longer than acrylic paint. However, not so many people realize that when oil paint is drying it is changing color.

When a large quantity of oil paint is used for oil painting it can take a year for it to completely dry and settle. Here are a few tips on how to handle oil painting before it is ready to be displayed or sold... Read the entire article here

01/27/2009 - How to create Mixed Media Artwork Paintings -
Tips and techniques on how to create mixed media canvas artwork using fabric or cloth and oil paint and airbrush.

There is probably unlimited number of ways to create mixed media artwork. I want to share some tips on techniques on creating one specific mixed media painting type - oil and airbrush canvas artwork using fabric to create more depth and texture.

When I create figurative paintings of women I always try to make them more intimate and not as 'vulgar'(for the luck of better word). Also, using fabric for additional texture allows me to create a true 3D effect. Paintings end up having a lot of vantage points and look different virtually every angle and every lighting condition, so it can take a life time to get really familiar with it... Read the entire article here

02/04/2009 - Photography Art Prints - how are they made? -
Here are a few tips, tricks and techniques on how to make photography art print poster and print ready digital files. Don't get overwhelmed, there is a lot of information here, but a lot of it is just intuitive. Well, a bit of patience will always help.

Nowadays just about anyone can take a good quality photographs with a digital camera. Or take a few hundred pictures and the chances are few will be good, and even one or two outstanding.

First thing - Photo Size
If you taking a digital photo of you family or friend the largest size you would print is usually 5 by 7 inches, maybe 8 by 10 at the most. Even small size digital photographs (2MB or less) are 'good enough' to create a decent print. But if you want to create prints that are 16 by 20, 20 by 24 inches or larger you need more pixels (in pixels 20 by 24 inches photo is actually about 40 times larger than 3 by 4 inches photo assuming they have the same resolution)... Read the entire article here

03/04/2009 - Why is it better to use standard canvas sizes for Artwork? -
If you are buying art or if you are an artist it is better to purchase or create artwork on standard canvas sizes. The reason why is quite simple on both sides of the transactions. Here is why -

If you are a buyer -
When you purchase art and if you are planning to purchase more than one artwork for you home decor, it is better to purchase standard canvas sizes. There are few reasons why: ... Read the entire article here