Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to Paint: Hints and Tips

This post is going to be an ongoing list of hints and tips related to painting I will share as I too come across helpful ideas. Leave a comment if you would like to add yours too.
  • If you spray the canvas first with water (a water atomiser rather than any old sprayer as the water droplets are finer) for gessoing, underpainting, blocking in or whatever application, the water helps spread the paint without thinning or diluting it too much
  • Use a medium/s to help the painting process, these really do make a difference. Whether it is for slowing down the drying process or thinnly applying the paint.
  • Use old Yellow Pages (Phone Books) to assist the clean up process for wiping oil brushes or even scraping and cleaning the palette. The less painting going down the sink the better for your plumbing and the environment.
This is just to start with, stay tuned as I add more...

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