Professional watercolor artist Trevor Waugh confidently displays under the guidance of a soothing backing soundtrack how he would take on the complexities of painting white roses. Most people imagine white to be colorless but in actual fact it is anything but that. White is made up of all the colors of the spectrum and with a keen eye any aspiring artist can find these other colors! With a palette of pinks, reds, blues, violets and greens, Waugh uses a a variety of brushes to showcase his techniques and skills. This is a must watch for the aspiring watercolor artist!
This instructional video features Tennessee based artist Dick Ensing showing you how to finish off your oil painting with the right signature. He discusses the favourite colors like cadmium red used by oils artists and how to apply it by mixing in a little bit of turpentine so its not too thick and blotchy. Finish your painting off in style.
This educational art tutorial contains a series of demonstrations with a resident artist showing the qualities of the Winsor and Newton Liquin range of mediums.
Traditionally mediums have been used to define oil paint itself over the years and improve its qualities, the most typical and common medium which is still largely used to this day is linseed oil and it extends the paints gloss and flow.
What the Liquin range does is retain these qualities but also increases the durability and flexibility but also makes the oil paints dry quicker. The mediums and their individual qualities like increasing viscosity, preserving opacity and richness are all displayed to you in this extremely informative video tutorial. The mediums featured are Liquin original, Liquin Light, Liquin Fine Detail and Liquin Impasto.
Artist Will Kemp teaches us in this art tutorial how to create a colored canvas for use with a still life or landscape painting. He selects the acrylic color ‘yellow ochre’ for its tonal qualities and unimposing colour to feature as the background paint. He also advises against the use of this color in portraiture because it is too close to the skin tones.
With a decorator’s brush you paint the sides of the box canvas evenly making sure you are quite rough to get into the grain of the canvas so there is no white primer showing through.Once you are happy there are no drips you can leave the sides and join the surface of the canvas working quickly so the paint doesn’t dry. In a horizontal motion drag the brush slowly side to side making sure you over lap each horizontal stroke to make extra sure the whole canvas is covered. Then that’s it, you’re ready to go with your painting.
Scott Naismith has been frequently asked over the years ‘How can I loosen up in my paintings and become less conforming’. Well this video tutorial teaches how he interprets freedom in oil painting. Many people learn oils from experts such as Bob Ross and Bill Alexander and will engage in their techniques and interpretations. From this tutorial you will learn how to break away from convention and use your paints so they’re not necessarily guided by lines or literal form. This is a nice length and well narrated tutorial so give it some time and grab your brushes and become looser and less guided with the oil paints.
Mary Elburn gives us a lesson in camaj hand spun yarn in the art tutorial and how you can expect to dye your own wool with a dye stock solution.
Firstly she sets up a table outside and covers it with newspaper which in turn is cover in cling film using a ‘wrapmaster’ for ease of application. You might want to consider using a kitchen table or a wall paper pasting board as you will need plenty of space for you dying preparation. 3.5 Oz of dried cotton is placed on the table and in a figure of eight zig zag motion Elburn has folded it back on itself using the whole table length. Cone yarn is used to tie the cotton together at three equidistant points to allow you to hold whilst the cotton is submerged into an acid solution.
Next wear your latex gloves as you are about to start the fun part, dying your cotton in red, green and yellow dye stock with the objective to achieve some nice mood lifting summery colors. Once satisfied with your coverage its time to close the cling film in on itself sealing the cotton before being taken to the steamer to allow the colors to fuse together. 30 minutes later and a small cooling period you have your own hand dyed cotton to use in which ever way you fancy. Happy dying.
This is an educational video to show the viewer and aspiring ‘printer’ how to correctly and thoroughly wash the screen so it can be reclaimed for further use. Its clear and to the point and gives anyone wishing to screen print the underpinning knowledge needed to keep their kit neat and tidy.
Jake domonstrates in this educational video tutorial how to turn watercolor theory against the grain and paint from dark to light. His painting style is bold and dynamic and his teaching style during the video is accommodating and easy to follow. He does not believe in building up a series of glazes and would much rather attack the painting with dark shades making sure he gets them right first time, every time. A very unusual approach but extremely unique and interesting nonetheless.
Brought to you by the kind people at ‘Expert Village’ this presenter/artist shows you the important of shading with charcoal to ascertain form and weight within your subject matter.
Shading is important because it gives your subject life and reality so it is vitally important that you are not shy with the charcoal and you almost attack your picture in the darker shaded spots. It really is a case of draw what you see because if you fail to add appropriate shading you run the risk of having flat looking objects or ones which appear to be suspended in a limbo.
It is better to shade more in my opinion and it is also extremely important to be accustomed with the light source or direction of the light which essentially casts the shadows on your objects or subject. Have fun and play around and don’t be shy with that charcoal!
This art tutorial Playlist features oil painting mediums from F.Weber and is an introduction to a range of products which are designed specifically for the oil painter.
The playlist is 23 episodes in length and is expertly presented you you by professional oils painter Johnnie Liliedahl whose extensive knowledge of these artists mediums will leave you feeling more confident and knowledgeable of you specific product’s intended purpose.
Mediums come in lots of different varieties are used in many different ways to manipulate the oil paint by adding texture, thinning the paint, glazing or just making it more workable. Liliedahl has decided to use a standard palette of Weber oil paints for this playlist and the colors are as follows: Ivory black, pthalo green, pthalo blue, ultramarine blue, dark purple, alizerin crimson, cadmium red, alizerine orange, raw umber, transparent gold ochre, indian yellow, cadmium yellow light and permalba white.
Most artists only use one or two mediums to in their artwork because those mediums help to create a unique make signature look in their work. It would be foolish to think that an artist would use all the mediums available all together in one piece but what normally happens is once all the capabilities and properties of the mediums are understood and artist would usually settle on one or two mediums to use regularly to produce their desired look.
This video competently explains to you on an easy to understand level all the uses and properties of the extensive F.Weber oil mediums range so hopefully you will find the right medium for your own artwork before too long.