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Art, Creativity, & Painting

Review of Lightwish Soft Oil Pastels by Kuelox

Review of Lightwish Soft Oil Pastels by Kuelox

If you want to bring more play back into your artmaking, I highly recommend giving oil pastels a try. Over the past few years I have seen more companies making oil pastels which reflects the growing popularity of this art medium. Not only are there a variety of brands...

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Best Artist Tips on Paint and Pigments

Best Artist Tips on Paint and Pigments

Understanding Mineral and Modern Pigments for Painters Paint companies and chemists divide color pigments, used for making paints, into two distinct categories: mineral (made from natural sources known as inorganics) and modern (made synthetically known as organics)....

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Review of Paul Rubens Oil Pastels

Review of Paul Rubens Oil Pastels

I have been creating art works with oil pastels for decades, and like them so much I wrote a blog article about using them. Recently I was asked by two different oil pastel companies (Arrtx and Paul Rubens) to try their pastels and write reviews for each. In my studio...

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Review of Arrtx Oil Pastels

Review of Arrtx Oil Pastels

There are different brands of oil pastels, and each one has a different quality of creaminess or tackiness. Since I like to build up layers, I avoid using Neopastels, which are as gooey as lipsticks, and don’t tack up quick enough to allow multiple layers. My favorite...

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Oil Pastels – An Amazing Medium for Painters

Oil Pastels – An Amazing Medium for Painters

Oil Pastels are Versatile Oil pastels are still my number one favorite medium, even though I also paint with acrylic and oil. When working with oil pastels I feel as if I am able to combine both painting and drawing qualities using just this one medium. Below I've...

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Inspiring Conversations About Contemporary Painting

Inspiring Conversations About Contemporary Painting

One of my favorite interviews took place recently with Kelly Anne Powers. Kelly's site LearnToPaintPodcast.com hosts a wonderful array of artist interviews, and I'm glad to be one of those artists. The interview is posted below for free listening. It's a podcast so...

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Is Your Painting Realistic or Abstract?

Is Your Painting Realistic or Abstract?

Realism and abstraction are familiar terms used to describe a painting's style. But what do these terms really mean? In the video below, artist and contemporary painter Nancy Reyner, offers a non-traditional interpretation, including new ways to view paintings. This...

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Best Ways For Artists To Sell Online

Best Ways For Artists To Sell Online

—Frank Hamilton is Guest Author writing this article on Nancy Reyner's blog. Artists, like everyone these days, can follow the trend of selling online. People are buying online more now than ever. It's convenient, and there are more options and products available at...

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Best Glazing Techniques with Acrylic Paint

Best Glazing Techniques with Acrylic Paint

What is a glaze Glazing is an incredibly useful painting technique. If you are a painter and not familiar with glazes, you are in for a real treat. You can use it to create a variety of painting effects, fix issues, illuminate color and add the illusion of depth in an...

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How to Know Your Painting is Finished?

How to Know Your Painting is Finished?

Six Ways to Know Your Painting is Truly FinishedWatch the video below to learn Nancy’s favorite ways to improve and enhance paintings. Gain insights to create your fine art paintings quicker, with more ease, and better results. Realistic or abstract – all painting...

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The Best Complete Acrylic Painting Course

The Best Complete Acrylic Painting Course

BRING YOUR VISIONS TO LIFE ON CANVASFrom your first brushstroke to your ultimate masterpiece – this course has it all!Easily master acrylic painting. How? By getting the right information. The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting is an all-inclusive self-guided acrylic...

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