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Pro Tips

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Get that extra edge, that specialized knowledge you can only get through years of hard work and hands-on experience.

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Painting Styles

There are different styles of painting like abstract art, conceptual art, Hyperrealism, pop art, Futurism, Impressionism and so on. As artists you can focus on...

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Pallet Knife Tutorial

Painting with a knife is a bit like putting butter or jam on bread and produces quite a different result to a brush. Painting knives...

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Painting Tutorials

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Important questions you can ask before you start painting is: Is it dark or light? (Chiaroscuro) Is it hot or cold? Am I using the 7 principles of good art in my painting?

Portrait Painting

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Why do artists paint naked women? How come they always paint naked women and not men? Whenever they paint a man, they cover their crotch with a sheet or something but when they paint a women, they paint everything? I know it’s not always like this but for the most part it seems to be the way to go. What’s up with that?

Color mixing tips

We are concerned not with the theory of color, but rather its practice. … Continue reading...Color mixing tips

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Abstract Art Tips

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Abstract art doesn’t have to be so unclear. There is a way to “read” an abstract painting, just as there is to understand and interpret a more realistic painting. ( noun ) – Abstract art can be a painting or sculpture (including assemblage ) that does not depict a person, place or thing in the natural world — even in an extremely distorted or exaggerated way.

What is Abstract Art

Abstract art doesn’t have to be so unclear. There is a way to “read” an abstract painting. As you become more adept at interpreting and...

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How to make good Abstract Art

Abstract Art may seem outrageously free, but in actual fact, it always has a firm rationale. What can hold everything together? A composition, what we can...

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