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Contemporary Art

Watercolor Lessons – Painting Black and Brown Hair

I love to share what I have discovered on my painting journey. My painting style can best be described as naturalistic realism. Many of my paintings include people in a pensive or thought provoking pose. Part of the feeling of reality is due to the way I use my watercolor. I am able to create paintings where the viewer of the painting can become lost inside the world within the frame.
I am often asked how to paint specific things. One of the most asked questions relates to painting hair. In this article I will share with you how I …

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Art For Sale

Acrylic Painting Techniques – Acrylics Can Look Like Watercolor & Oil Paintings – Tips and Benefits

Versatile
Acrylic paint is a versatile medium that allows artists to create pieces that look like they were painted with watercolors, oils, and/or acrylics.
Watercolor Look
Acrylic paint is usually more opaque than watercolors. However, mediums can be added to it to achieve the same type of look. You can mix a glazing medium, floating medium, or a varnish directly with the paint, or paint the medium on the surface first and then paint on top of it, to achieve a watercolor look. Acrylic paint that comes in bottles is thinner than the paste like paint that comes in tubes. …

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Modern Paintings

Alternative Views on Artists Brushes for Oil Painting

This article describes some unorthodox methods for using paint brushes when painting in oil. None of these are intended to replace traditional advice. It is more a list of additional things to consider when painting, and hopefully get results from. It may or may not be relevant to your method, but I hope for some it is interesting, and even useful to consider. This article is perhaps more relevant to artists working in a relatively uncontrolled and rough manner.
Cheap brushes are often dismissed for failing to retain their shape, and leaving loose bristles behind in the paint. I have …

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Art Painting

What You Need To Know About Arts And Crafts

If you would like information about different types of arts and crafts projects, then the following article has many good ideas. Anybody can make a great craft project if they follow good advice. Read on for everything you ever wanted to know about this subject.

If you are doing arts and crafts that have the potential to create a mess, use old newspaper on any surfaces to avoid any damage. When you have completed any type of project, simply pick up the paper and toss it. You won’t have the stress of damaged surfaces afterward.

Craft projects can be many …