Today you will discover the five important techniques that every oil painter needs to know. In fact, if you paint with acrylics or gouache, these techniques will also be useful to you. All these techniques are important and you'll use some a lot, others not so much. I'll probably use four out of five of these very often. It does depend on your style of painting, but it is good to have a working knowledge of all of these techniques. Let us begin!
The 8 Step Painting Process
Do you have goals for your painting? Many artists struggle to find time to paint with all their other commitments. Others are driven by a need to produce even better paintings, always searching for new techniques and colors. This article is all about enjoying the creative process and achieving rewarding results - not relying on a magic wand! Plus download your FREE e-book.
Read on to discover how the enthusiastic painter can gain success.
7 Pro Tips to Complete Your Painting
A painting is considered complete when the artist feels that the painting has achieved their intended vision and is ready to be presented to the public. Sounds easy, but in reality this stage is difficult. Many doubts plague artists so here are seven important tips you can use to help you complete your painting with confidence.
A Free Resource for Artists by Malcolm Dewey
If you are looking for an essential collection of painting tutorials, demonstrations and reviews of art materials then you are in the right place. In fact there are over 350 videos as of writing this article. Painting mediums include oils, acrylics, gouache and even watercolor and pastel. Find out more about accessing this trove of painting tutorials below.
15 Great Books for Artists
Do you enjoy a good art book during your downtime from painting? That is probably a big YES! Artists love to read about other artists, get inspiration or learn about new techniques. Maybe it has something to do with the individualistic nature of painting. We love to have private time to reflect and think about creativity. With that in mind and the coming holiday season, I compiled a list of books from my library. See if you want to add any of these titles to your library.
We love Impressionist painting! That color, light, brushwork and so satisfying depictions of everyday scenes. No wonder so many artists want to learn that loose, Impressionist style. In this article and tutorial you will learn seven important techniques the Impressionists like to use. Adapt these techniques and practice them to give your paintings that loose and Impressionist feel.
By Malcolm Dewey, Professional artist and teacher
Are you tired of your paintings looking tight, lifeless and lacking the spark you were aiming for? This is very likely due to overworking your painting. In this article and video tutorial I'm going to show you a few tips and tricks that should be able to help you solve this problem. A few ideas and techniques you can pull out of thin air when you're really struggling to get your painting looking fresh and vibrant.
Why is is so difficult to create rich, vibrant color in paintings? Beginners especially struggle with this mostly because of one big problem. How to handle transparent and opaque colors. In this lesson we take a look at this issue and I will show you an easy technique to give your colors and paintings a boost.
More paintings are ruined because of too much white paint than any other reason. You composition can be great, but if your color is cold and chalky the painting will look sickly. Unfortunately most beginners cannot understand the problem. You want light color you add white, right? Not so fast!
Today I'm going to be show you some color mixing and more importantly, how to keep white paint out of your painting for as long as possible to get rich, deep color. Let's have a closer look.
You like to watch painting videos? So do I. Painting is visual and we learn so much by watching other artists paint. Everybody observes different things too. It is similar to an apprenticeship. We watch and absorb all we can. Learning is never ending. It is also fun and entertaining. This is why I have invested much of my time in creating paintings videos too.
In this article I am going to share with you my top 10 painting videos on my channel. Perhaps you have not seen some of them and this lists could be helpful to you. Lets begin.
Malcolm Dewey: Artist. Country: South Africa