8 Guiding Tips Plus What Goes into Your Starter KitWhether you are coming back to painting after years away or have always been lucky enough to have art-making as part of your daily routine, starting a painting feels like a thrilling adventure. Journeying through the possibilities in the studio can actually feel quite similar to actually backpacking across the continents, minus the passport stamps.
Over the past decade, computer technology has allowed artists to use software to produce painterly quality digital manipulations of any given reference photo. I believe the soul of the artist cannot be overridden by computers. Expensive programs such as Corel Paint use an auto-paint feature to attempt to convert a photo into a simulated painting, but I’m not impressed.
Painting is a magic show. As the painter, you have utilized the tools of your craft to express your impressions, ultimately communicating your intentions to your audience.One of those tools, which can be traced back to the Renaissance, is the principle of sfumato, a Latin/Italian word derived from fumare, meaning “to smoke.
To celebrate the vibrancy of watercolor and its impact in the art world, we went to seven American and British museums and asked curators to select a single signiﬁcant watercolor from their collections.Although their choices represent only a small sample of the watercolor masterpieces in existence, these paintings encapsulate the evolution of the medium through the 19th and 20th centuries.
Painting the Sky You SeeEvery landscape painter knows that the sky illuminates the scene. The sun represents a warm light bulb, the ozone a blue lampshade surrounding the light bulb and clouds a decorative pattern suspended upon the lampshade.The position of the sun, degree of atmospheric particulates and density of the clouds all interact to produce the effects we see in the sky.
La Mia Gioia, Fred Wessel, 1996,egg tempera, 25 x 19.What is egg tempera painting?Egg tempera was a common painting medium during the 14th and 15th centuries, but has since fallen out of popularity. It is traditionally made from egg yolks and pigments, with the yolks serving as an organic binder.Egg tempera techniqueTempera art is not as easy to work with as oils and acrylics, which is why it is not advised for beginner paintings.