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David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw dual demo

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The Forger’s Masterclass

Interesting. I actually read the book about this guy’s forgeries several years ago.

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Deluge ends painting day.

A fun video posted by James Guerney.

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10 must have refence books for the artist’s library

These are 10 reference books I have found most useful as an art student and teacher. Atlas of animal anatomy   Bridgeman’s complete guide to drawing from life Carlson’s guide to landscape painting Hawthorne of painting Oil painting secrets from … Continue reading

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Why paint on toned canvas?

Toning a canvas is a process that dates back to the very beginning of oil painting. Other than tradition, I have several very practical reasons why I tone my canvases. First let me say that toning is not absolutely necessary. … Continue reading

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Why classical and contemporary paintings look so different!

An interesting article from the Gamblin studio notes. http://www.gamblincolors.com/newsletters/studionotes12.html Why Classical and Contemporary Paintings Look So Different? #12   Photos courtesy of The Bridgeman Art Library In November, John E. Buchanan, Jr., executive director of the Portland (OR) Art Museum, … Continue reading

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Painting with mud

Yes, I said mud! Here is an underpainting I started using the leftovers from the previous painting. It is made of all the primary colors on my palette mixed together and thinned with mineral spirits and a little medium. Here … Continue reading

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A view of my palette.

Here is the usual arrangement of my palette. I start in the upper left and work light to dark and warm to cool with my earth colors separated at the bottom. Put out more paint than you think you will … Continue reading

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