Monthly Archives: January 2011
Cleaning paint brushes is sometimes not enough to keep them at their peak performance. In a previous post, How to Clean Paint Brushes, I mentioned that the best way to care for your paint brushes was to keep them clean. I always wash my brushes thoroughly when I’m finished with a painting session for the day.
The word giclée (pronounced zee-clay) is derived from the French verb gicler, which means to spurt, spatter, or spew. This term is used because large format ink jet printers are used to print the giclée prints. Ink jet printers operate by means of a print head that literally sprays the ink onto the printed surface.
If you’re trying to learn to paint waterfowl, this article on How to Paint a Mallard Duck Wing will teach you a quick and easy method. Continue reading
How to Paint With Acrylics is a great series of books from the late Walter Foster’s acclaimed “How to Draw and Paint” series. This particular book is entitled “Landscapes” and is a great addition to any beginner’s library of how-to books. I started out with this and 4 other books in the series.
I received my first digital SLR camera four years ago and I immediately began looking for a photo processing service to handle the images I wanted to print. I had been using Clark Color Labs for the past twenty years for film processing, so I began searching the internet to see if Clark had a website. I was glad to find they did. Continue reading
I could never achieve the look in a wildlife painting that I wanted until I discovered Golden Acrylics Heavy Body Paints. When I first started painting in 1983, I started with oil paints. I guess the reason was because as a child, I would receive oil paint-by-number sets that contained oil paint. Continue reading
Art scam is a subject I knew absolutely nothing about until a few days ago. I’ve just gone through an ordeal with a scammer so I got my education first hand. Fortunately, I have been listening to all the media … Continue reading
I never realized I was actually defined as a comtemporary artist. My work does not look like any of the artwork I’ve seen that is being called contemporary art, but yet it meets the definition of the term. Continue reading
Ducks Unlimited is, in my opinion, one of wildlife art’s greatest allies. Not only does the organization provide wildlife artists and waterfowl artists a huge potential for revenue from the sale of artwork, they provide an ever growing resource from which artists can pull from in terms of habitat for the ducks on which we so desperately depend.
But creating paintings in acrylic require a specialized type of brush. Yes, the same brushes that are used for watercolor and oil can be used for acrylics, but it is not recommended. Continue reading