painting techniques

Painting from Photographs Techniques

April 4, 2015

Painting from Photographs Techniques Image Copyright Neadeen Masters – 2015 – All rights reserved. For those of us artists who enjoy painting from photographs, its not always easy to know what to keep or edit from our final images. Here are some techniques that I use to help me reach a successful composition to paint. […]

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How to Define Painting Styles?

July 17, 2014

Painting Style is what you make it! Every artist‘s goal should be to understand different painting styles… This might better suggest the desired outcome of the learning process. As we experiment and explore, learning as we go, we find that some paintings appeal to us more than others. When this happens, we are actually honing […]

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Mixed Media – Modern turns Vintage – Picture Frame

November 23, 2013

Old Modern Becomes Vintage New – Mixed Media to the Rescue  During a recent house cleaning exercise I came across this contemporary or modern looking photo frame and noticed the panels coming loose. I was getting ready to put it into the “dispose” pile and then a creative idea hit me.  Why not refinish the frame […]

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Art Terms and Painting Tips – Layering and Glazing

November 9, 2013

Glazing and Layering – Painting Techniques As teachers, we often hear students confuse the art terms they use. It can be a problem if they misunderstand the painting technique the instructor is trying to explain to them. Sometimes it’s good to investigate the real meaning of common ‘artsy’ words we teachers throw around just to confuse you…right? LOL! […]

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Harmony In Art

December 31, 2012

How often do you find yourself saying, “I wish I knew how to advance my artistic knowledge?” Here is the internet’s most expertly crafted explanation of harmony in art. What Is Harmony In Art? Cezanne stated, “When paintings are done right, harmony appears by itself. The more numerous and varied they are, the more the effect is obtained and agreeable to the […]

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Mixing Paints – Pigment Undertones – What Exactly Are They?

August 7, 2012

When Mixing Paints think of pigment undertone like a hidden personality trait. It’s time to start mixing paints. However there is something important you need to know before you begin. Have you ever picked up a tube of green pigment only to discover it is really quite yellow and not the green it looked like […]

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Online Art Classes Versus Videos -There is a difference!

July 30, 2012

Learn from the Painting Teacher… The modern way to learn to paint – Online art classes The goal of taking a painting class is to learn from the instructor and get feedback from someone with more experience. As a developing artist, the student painter is in need of instructor feedback to help build their confidence […]

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Landscape Painting-Creating Depth and Distance!

June 23, 2012

Landscape Painting Concepts that draw you into the distance… When learning landscape painting you need to be thinking about ways to convince your viewers by creating the illusion of depth and distance? If you are not thinking about this, your paintings might be simply two dimensional or seem flat. When we refer to dimensional control in landscape painting,  we are referring to creating distance. Landscape […]

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Painting Techniques – The Old Masters Sure Had It Going On!

June 18, 2012

 Simple painting techniques can have great  impact on your art work! Do you ever wonder how painting techniques can have such impact on your work? Folks spend years in search of one technique after another. The great painters of old created amazing artworks with just a few simple painting techniques! There were no ‘magic’ brushes such as a brush for painting hair, another for ribbons, […]

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Try Something New Today.

April 7, 2012

The great thing about painting is that it isn’t bound to certain standards. There are no rules one must follow to create a masterpiece. If you look at some of the greatest painters, you’ll see that their talents are very different, as our their paintings. We have more traditional pieces, and more realistic pieces such […]

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