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Online Art Lessons

Mr. Nolan Clark developed this revealing website along with Mr. Dennis Clark who is accompanying him in this worthwhile purpose. They both are your online tutors on this informative hub. Online Art Lessons is an illuminating online platform where a person can learn about the actual artwork, core fundamentals of artwork and basic techniques to follow. On this platform, there are more than 400 classes, courses, and tutorials. A class is a set of instruction with easily understandable text and video demonstration. Over 100 classes can be accessed freely and new classes are added every week. These classes are customized into multiple mediums, subjects, skill levels, and tutors. The courses are set of classes for long-term and deep learning. Courses are available to the members only. The Tutorial is the practical information about hints, tips, and selling of artwork. New tutorials are sent automatically to the people who sign up. If a person paints or draws along, he will become VIP member and will have access over 400 classes with 800 hours of instruction. Continue reading...

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Highly Recommended

I usually find books written on this category hard to understand and full of jargon. But the writer was capable of presenting advanced techniques in an extremely easy to understand language.

All the modules inside this e-book are very detailed and explanatory, there is nothing as comprehensive as this guide.

Real Art Lessons

Step By Step Explanation Of 400 Yr Old Painting Technique That Makes Painting Easy! Here's what you'll Discover within A Real Art Lesson You will learn all the technique needed to do any painting you would like. These same techniques can be used for the portrait and the landscape! I explain the differences. With over 140 pages of information and 225 photos you get a complete how-to manual. As much information as a weekend seminar. How you place your objects, lighting and composition. Know right away that you have a great painting started. How to prepare the canvas step by step. No more frustrating issues with your materials. How we transfer the drawing to the canvas. You don't have to know how to draw yet. You will see up-close, the umber under-layer, and how it is done. No more guess work in how to start your painting. The finished umber under-layer and all the steps to get you there! You'll impress and amaze your friends & family even at this stage of the painting. You will learn how to mix your paints. Continue reading...

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Author: Delmus Phelp
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The Venetian Technique

Titian and Giorgione are generally credited with originating what became known as the Venetian Method of oil painting. The Venetian Method, or Venetian Technique, shares with the Flemish Method the use of transparent glazes for the shadows, darker darks and for certain special effects, and opaque highlights, but differs from the Flemish method in several important ways. The combination of large, stiff brushes, short paint, and the tooth of the canvas made the painting of hard edges more difficult. Sharp edges occur quite naturally in the Flemish Technique, with its smooth surface, long paint and soft hair brushes, whereas the stiff brushes and short paint produced soft edges as a normal result on a coarse textured canvas. Titian (or perhaps Giorgione, who died young), however, apparently found the softer edges more to his liking, and used them extensively, as they gave the effect of being slightly out of focus. The edges could be sharpened selectively, where desired, to call the...

The Flemish Technique

The earliest oil painting method evolved from the earlier discipline of egg tempera painting, as an attempt to overcome the difficulties and limitations inherent in that medium. As this took place initially in Flanders, the method is referred to as the Flemish Technique. Essential to this method of painting are a rigid surface primed pure white, and a very precise line drawing. The Flemish painted on wood panels primed with a glue chalk ground, which caused the transparent passages to glow with warmth from beneath the surface of the paint. As this method did not easily accommodate corrections once the painting Once the isolating varnish or imprimatura was dry, painting commenced with the application of transparent glazes for the shadows. The paints used by the early Flemish practitioners were powdered pigments ground in walnut or linseed oil. There is widespread speculation regarding whether other ingredients, such as resins, balsams, and or various polymerized oils were added, and...

Basic Oil Painting Cont

How Paint Light Source Oils

This lesson is a summation of the practical demonstration I sometimes give to further explain some of the points made in the previous lesson. My purpose is to use common household materials to make an oil painting while my method of teaching this is similar to those cooking shows you see on TV. My desire is to familiarize the students with what 'might' have happened during the 'invention' of oil painting back in the sixteenth century and thus remove some of the hesitation from trying the method themselves. The first thing I do is to search the kitchen and laundry for the materials I need. It is best if this is done without alerting other members of the household as they often don't appreciate your dedication to such an elevated cause. Next I separate the egg keeping the yolk and mix that with some of the saffron. I paint this mixture on to the stretched napkin. This seals the surface and gives a nice quick drying yellow surface. Those who have made mayonnaise will also realize that...

First The Pearl A Lesson In How To Look At Things

I am concerned you may think I am confusing computer graphics with oil painting. I am not as this is a lesson about 'looking'. In either case we must still learn the essence or nature of things before we can make them - using paint or computers. With our 'pearls,' as with the world, that is the starting point, and remember, everything exists in relationship to light and other things nearby. The rest is simple logic - either with a brush or computer. OK, lets look some more into the world of the painter.

Fabric Rendering And Pattern Reproduction

Fabric Fashion Illustrations

The oil paintings above show two very different, chiffon dresses that each artist has portrayed in a contrasting style. In Andri's Girl in a Red Dress the transparency of the chiffon is rendered by allowing the sheer sleeves and neckline to reveal the flesh beneath the fabric with such realism that it is almost like looking at a photograph. The area where the undergarment is apparent is a denser, darker shade of red, and this contrast itself serves to emphasize the sheer quality of the sleeves. Every fold and crease in this dress has been observed and accurately rendered, and even the girl's silk stockings shine with reflected light. In Klimt's Portrait ofSonja

Innovations Of Rembrandt

Rembrandt Harmenszoon Van Rijn, whom many consider the greatest artist of all time, learned all that was then known about oil painting while still a very young man, surpassing his teachers very early in his career, and then proceeded to add his own discoveries to the technical knowledge of his time. To this day his best works remain unsurpassed, and serve as inspiration to the rest of us who paint. This being the case, any book on advanced techniques must address Rembrandt separately and at such length as the author's knowledge allows. What technical information Rembrandt was taught may be discerned by studying the works of his instructors, Jacob Isaacxszoon Van Swanenburch and Pieter Lastmann. Such study also immediately shows the genius of Rembrandt by the extent to which he so obviously surpassed them both, and in how early in his career he did so. Nonetheless, his training under them was an important factor in his artistic development, and should not be minimized. Both teachers...

Advanced Perspective No1

My oil painting shown left is a more familiar example as it is arguably the most famous hole in golf. The tee is on a hill above the green and the length of hole is 155yds. It is a par 3. Again, under normal circumstances, it is impossible for the human eye to focus on both the green and the tee as it is for a camera to satisfactorily render such images.

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Oil Painting Light Source

COMBINING OIL PAINTING AND TECHNOLOGY Lesson 1 In this regard I must say, without apology, that in my atelier, as well as all the usual painting equipment, I have a scanner, computer and large format epson 7600 printer that is capable of printing 75year lightfast pigments on canvas. The scanner is a common Cannon LCD (diode) scanner that I cut apart with a hacksaw and re-assembled to allow me to scan paintings of any size and to reassemble them in 'photoshop' without any discernable joining. The scanner is set up on a large grid table, face down has been used to scan 50 x80 paintings with sizes of over 500mg bytes. Now the good part - should I wish I can print an exact copy of my original then, using my oil paints, treat the canvas inkjet print as a primatura, and begin to paint over it. The final result can be varnished and protected as you would any other oil painting. This again can be scanned Now I shall demonstrate some of the processes with my 'Bounty' painting 'Portsmouth...

Frames And Other Decorations

Picture Frame Martell

It is useful to understand the evolution of the picture frame. Frames evolved from painted decorations of architraves and cornices that surrounded frescoes on walls and ceilings (as in the Sistine Chapel below), to actual plaster and timber mouldings used when oil paintings became transportable. Today frames have become 'stand alone' items of mass production. With the development of oil painting as a medium and canvas as its ground it became important to protect these new 'mobile' or moveable works of art. Obviously someone had the bright idea to make the frame perform all functions, protection, decoration and finally as part of some intended environment (room). All this has led to much confusion with a minefield of styles, frame mouldings and architecure to negotiate.

Direct Painting

The Direct Painting Method differs from the Venetian Technique and the Flemish Technique in that the artist paints in full color from the very beginning, without requiring an elaborate under drawing or underpainting, and without resorting to the use of glazes or scumbles. All paints except the deepest darks are used as if they were opaque, and are usually applied heavily enough as to appear so. The object, ideally, is to paint the entire picture wet into wet, from start to finish. Terms such as Alla Prima (Italian) or Premier Coup (French) are sometimes used for this technique, indicating that the picture is to consist of one layer of paint, applied all at once, in one sitting. In practice, this is not always possible, and great The Old Masters employed this technique for sketches only, to be used as visual aids in the creation of larger works executed following the Venetian method or a variant. Franz Hals was the first painter to use direct painting for other than sketches, although...

Rollover perspective

Famous Distorted Landscape Paintings

My oil painting shown left is a more familiar example as it is arguably the most famous hole in golf. The tee is on a hill above the green and the length of hole is 155yds. It is a par 3. Again, under normal circumstances, it is impossible for the human eye to focus on both the green and the tee as it is for a camera to satisfactorily render such images. This is still a most beutiful landscape even if it is a golf hole and mown grass is merely an earthbound oilslick. If you summise I refuse to mow the lawn and still play a little bad golf you might well be on the right track

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