Drawing with Conte crayons

Drawing with Conte crayons

Conte crayons originate from France and are named by their inventor Nicolas Jacques Conte. They are similar to soft pastels but are a bit harder and contain more oil. Crayons are made from pressed chalk and graphite bind together with resin and oils. They come in the...
Dry Brush Painting Technique

Dry Brush Painting Technique

Dry brush painting technique is a technique in which a painter uses a dry brush to ad very thick paint to the canvas. The paint penetrates into the weaving of the canvas leaving a fluffy trace that can be used to depict texture and details. For example, if you are...
Painting With Analogous Colors

Painting With Analogous Colors

A good way to achieve harmony in your painting is to concentrate on a small palette of paints and paint with analogous colors. Analogous colors are any three colors that lay next to each other on the color wheel. Those colors are in harmony with each other because...
Mont Marte Floor Easel-Tilting Studio Easel

Mont Marte Floor Easel-Tilting Studio Easel

An easel is an upright support for painting. Easels are mainly used by painters to support a painting while they work on it and sometimes are also used for displaying finished artwork. There are many different types of easels so it can be very confusing for a beginner...
Building A Composition In Oil Painting

Building A Composition In Oil Painting

Good composition basically builds itself. The biggest mistake that inexperienced painters do when they are building a composition is that they work on one area of the painting until they finish it. Doing that leads to confusing and inconclusive painting since each...