Posts Tagged ‘oil paintings’

Basics of Oil Painting

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
There are a handful of techniques one can apply while painting an oil painting In fact, masterful artists in the past have made many splendid masterpieces that have become great references for people of this era Read The Post [...]

Tonal Harmony in Oil Painting

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
In the past tonal harmony has been a common practice amongst master artists This practice however, has spanned and extended into an extent much more difficult to comprehend today Read The Post [...]

Monet, A Lover of Nature

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Throughout the history of oil painting, the importance of Claude Monet, who was born in Paris on Nov 14th 1840 and died on Dec 15th 1926, is definitely doubtless and obvious During his life span of 86 years, his creation of art never stopped exploring a higher level to depict and illustrate the world of pure nature Read The Post [...]

A Solitary Soul

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Vincent Van Gogh nowadays is a symbol of the masterpiece, and a representative of priceless works; yet, no one can ever imagine, quite ironically, this name back at his time stood for oblivion, if not absolute failure, detested by painters, friends and even women Vincent's oil paintings are famous for the gross beauty and cool color they display Read The Post [...]

Paul Gauguin – A Synthetist Of Art

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
When we speak of modern art it would be difficult not to mention the name of Paul Gauguin: Particularly when discussing some of the most prominent twentieth century modern art movements such as Impressionism, Cubism and Abstraction Even so, it is the Sythetist style that Gauguin is most specifically connected as it was he, Louis Anquetin and Amile Henri Bernard who were pioneers of this somewhat overlooked and yet essential movement of the late nineteenth century arts Read The Post [...]

The Eyes Of Van Gogh

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
The vivid colors of the canvas art works by Vincent Van Gogh rarely fail to capture the interest of art lovers worldwide. Van Gogh has been one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century: Even though he died from a gunshot on July 29th 1890 aged just thirty-seven at the end of the nineteenth century. Van Gogh was an artist way ahead of Read The Post [...]

How To Make Oil Paintings Out Of Photos

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
The recent trends in how people would like to have a portrait of themselves would include the use of oil paintings Such paintings would usually find their way into the special rooms of the people who commissioned the paintings Read The Post [...]

How to Copy a Painting Or Drawing From a Photograph

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Since the discovery of the camera obscura, perhaps as far back as the 6th century, artists such as Joshua Reynolds, Durer and Canaletto have copied images onto drawing paper or canvas, using mechanical means Below are a few simple techniques to assist you in copying from a photograph or other source Read The Post [...]

Caring For Your Oil Painting

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Oil paintings, both new and old, require a bit more care than a reproduction or a photograph Providing good care for your oil painting is as much about preventative action as timely cleanings and thoughtful placement Read The Post [...]

The Beginnings of Oil Paint

Saturday, February 25th, 2012
Ever since mankind mastered the use of a writing implement, there have been those few who have moved beyond to create images of beauty and life From the earliest cave drawings to the newest oil paintings on the market, man has been driven to capture the images of his eye by the talent of his hand Read The Post [...]