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Rising Stars: Meet Nancy Reyner

Rising Stars: Meet Nancy Reyner

Article by Voyage Denver; April 3, 2024 Today, we’d like to introduce you to Nancy Reyner. Hi Nancy, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself. I am a contemporary fine art painter living in Santa Fe, NM. Life inevitably takes us on a journey through many...

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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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