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...
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...
Painting With An Oil Painting Knife

Painting With An Oil Painting Knife

Painting with an oil painting knife is a very expressive way to build thick layers of paint in order to get a rich textured painted surface. Painting knives are also ideal for the technique all prima when you are painting quickly, directly and with daring moves...
Painting With Green Oil Colors

Painting With Green Oil Colors

Very often green is the most used color in the landscapes. It can vary tremendously from almost blue to yellow. Before you start mixing the colors I advise you to go and observe the landscape you plan to paint in order to compare the green colors on it. For example,...
Impasto Painting Technique With Oil Colors

Impasto Painting Technique With Oil Colors

When oil color is intentionally added in thick layers so it has visible brush strokes and ridges that is called impasto painting technique. This technique is often used in painting Alla Prima. Three dimensional quality of the impasto technique is used for forming and...