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03 Jun

5 oil painting tips for beginners will cover: Oil paint toxicity and studio safety Choosing paintbrushes What oil paints and how many colors to have on your palette Which basic drawing skills are important? Alla prima (all in one session) painting from life vs painting from photos An…

03 Jun

Zinc Oxide Avoid Zinc Oxide Zinc Oxide makes dried oil paint brittle (prone to cracking) and can cause the paint to delaminate (peel off). There is a ton of research available about the downsides to zinc oxide, but one of the best articles I’ve read is found on…

13 May

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the importance of finishing things, and their relationship to perfectionism. I don’t know if this happens to you, but sometimes I look around and notice I have about 6 or 7 art pieces in the process. Or I notice I want to start…

08 May

When I lay down to go to sleep at night, there are a host of thoughts and anxious questions that start reeling through my mind. These questions need to get set aside so that I can give my body rest. Last night though, as my community enters a…

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