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Alex Bazarin Alex Bazarin; Figurative artist...
Spiritual, Fantastic and Surreal Oil Paintings. The paintings are clean, soft, gentle and appear sterile as well as the whole of Alex Bazarin's work is inundated in absolute silence and ideal unity in the universe. ....
http://www.toronto-art.com

Link to ART-VOLGA Gallery ART-VOLGA Gallery. Buy oil paintings - Russian online art gallery...
Oil paintings for sale - Russian online art gallery. Original art by contemporary Russian artists. More than 3500 original creative paintings available. Purchase cheaper than in galleries and at auctions, buy wholesale and retail. Guaranteed express delivery within 10 days...
http://www.paintingofrussia.com/

Alex Bazarin Ellen de Groot; Classic Portrait artist...
Fine Art paintings in the classical tradition, oil on panel. Portrait commissions, realistic paintings and triptychs.....
http://www.helenadegroot.com/

Eugene Gavline; Artist creates original oil artwork...
His unique oil painting technique and imagination infuse still lifes with color and light. Flower still lifes of the Toronto-based contemporary artist are full of emotion and expression....
http://toronto-art-gallery.niagaraartcollection.com

Isabel Art Gallery ; Oil paintings and fine jewelry....
Isabel Art Gallery offers prestigious fine art oil painting reproductions of Masterpieces, fine gold jewelry, gemstone jewelry, rings, diamonds & oil portrait paintings entirely hand painted by professional artists, graduated from Art Schools.....
http://www.isabel.com/

Kathy Betlemy; Oil painter and artist Kathy Betlemy; Oil painter and artist...
Ballet Dancers and Ballerina Pictures, Restraurant Genre Painting, Comerian Paintings and the other Art Works...
http://www.oil-painting.ca

Leon Engelen Oil Paintings Art Gallery...
Visit the art of Leon Engelen: photographically detailed landscape and animal oil paintings....
http://www.engelen.com

Michael Preston
Online art gallery of original oil pastel drawings and commissioned works by Michael Preston. Vibrant works of art!
Online art gallery of original oil pastel drawings and commissioned works by Michael Preston. Vibrant works of art!
http://www.prestonart.com/

Niagara Art Collection (Niagara Falls, Canada)...
Contemporary Oil Paintings for sale...
http://www.niagaraartcollection.com/

Oil Paintings Gallery...
Our gallery offers beautiful oil paintings, artwork, and frames. Our oil paintings are greatly discounted without compromising quality. We have textured hand painted oil paintings on canvas painted by highly skilled artists....
http://www.oilpaintingsgallery.com

Sea Dragon Marine Art Studio....
(406) 293-2295 WELCOME TO OUR MARINE ART STUDIO David H. Large, an Official U. S. Coast Guard Artist, retired Tuna Boat Captain, is a wonderful artist. Check out his site!...
http://www.seadragon.com

Silvana Brunotti Oil Paintings - Landscapes Painting - Artist Painter
Original Oil Paintings by the Contemporary Italian Painter Silvana Brunotti. Pictures of Rome, Italy Landscapes, Still life painting, Watercolors and mixed techiniques.
http://www.silvanabrunotti.it

Starr Abbott - Realist painter
Starr Abbott offers realism art painting of the Victorian Style with paintings full of rich color and symbolism.
http://www.starrabbott.com/

SpeedyArtOnline Oil Paintings...
Quality Oil Paintings & Frames. Free S&H. Big Sale-Great collection. Free greeting cards....
http://www.speedyartonline.com

Suzana Stojanovic - The Magical World of Horses
Glamorous highly realistic paintings of horses - original oil on canvas and pastel paintings - artworks by Suzana Stojanovic an artist
The Equine Art of Suzana Stojanovic an artist. Original oil on canvas and pastel paintings. High Realism.
http://www.suzanastojanovic.com

Teresa Bernard - Still Life Oil Paintings - Fine Art
Online gallery of realism oil paintings for sale - landscapes, portraits, wildlife, still life, seascapes, religious paintings, and art commissions. Including free online art lessons. Also offering professional Web design and search engine optimization for the visual arts.
http://www.bluemoonwebdesign.com

Van Gogh Reproductions...
The best alternative to a real van Gogh!
http://www.reproducties.com

Van Gogh Studio - your museum quality art reproductions...
Hand painted museum quality Vincent Van Gogh art reproductions. The greatest on the net!
http://www.vangoghstudio.com



Painting Lesson

The Beginning Oil Painter


When an artist first works with oil paints, he can become overwhelmed by the vast array of available supplies. Typically, a key concern is what tools and materials are necessary to start working in this medium.

It is often best to begin with those tools and materials that are most essential for effectively working with oil paints. Beyond that, you should choose the appropriate palette of colors and tools that you will need for the kind of subject matter you intend to paint. As your experience with techniques, styles and subject matter grows, you can always add to your oil paint tools and supplies as you progress. Listed below are the items that you should have as you start working in this medium.

BRUSHES: When it comes to brushes, you can never really have enough. Although, technically, you need only a handful, many artists usually cannot resist buying a brush that has a new shape, size or bristle. With time, youíll most likely have cans stuffed with a well used selection of brushes (ALWAYS stored bristles up). Buy only quality brushes because the bargain ones tend to loose their shape quickly, shedding hair as they do. With proper care and cleaning, a good brush will serve you for many years.

Hog hair, sable or synthetic sable are the best types of brushes to use for oil paints. Hog hair brushes have stiffer bristles and are used the most when painting. They are available in five basic shapes: flat, round, filbert, bright and fan shaped blender. You should have each of these types of brushes in multiple sizes. Sable brushes have a softer bristle and are used to apply glazing and fine detail work. They also come in different shapes and sizes, and you should have a selection of these, as well.

Recommended basic brush set: #2, #3, and #6 flat hog bristle, #3 hog bristle fan blender, small round sable brushes for detailed work (various sizes) and a 1" flat sable brush.

PAINTS: There are many excellent brands of oil paints to choose from, and most are usually available in two varieties: Student grade or Professional artistís grade. Student grades are less expensive and tend to be mixed with more extender, which limits only the tinting intensity, while artistís grades are stronger in pigment intensity. These paints are available in either a tube or a jar. Tubes are more convenient to use, and you should start with the studio size (1.25 oz.). Always buy the larger tubes (6.75 oz.) for white or black paint, since youíll be using these the most. Paints are available in sets of different sizes and colors, or you can select just those colors that you want.

Recommended basic paint colors: Ivory Black, Titanium White, Payneís Gray, Cadmium Red Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Green, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Orange, Cadium Yellow Medium, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and Yellow Ochre.

MEDIUMS: Most artists rarely use oil pigment straight from the tube, since there are many mediums and oils that are used to extend or modify oil paint. Gum turpentine is often mixed with pigment as an extender and also acts as a drying medium. Linseed oil is also good for this purpose. There are many extenders, drying mediums and retarder mediums available to help you control the flow and drying time of oil paints. You should inquire as to which ones will best suit your purposes. SUPPORT: This is the surface to which paint is applied and is usually a canvas or a panel of wood. A canvas material of either cotton or linen is traditionally stretched over a wooden frame or mounted to wood or heavy cardboard. Prestretched and primed canvases are abundantly available, as are canvas boards. For those so inclined, the component materials are also available so that you can build and prime your own supports from scratch. EASEL: It is best if you use a free standing easel to support your canvas while you work. There are many models available, and it is recommended that you get the folding or portable type so that it can be easily carried to different locations. You will also need a few small tables to hold your paints, mediums and brushes. Folding TV trays are good for this purpose.


PALETTE: A palette is a flat, non porous surface where paints are stored and mixed before they are applied to canvas. When selecting a palette, it is important that you choose one that has a light surface color, so that you can accurately determine color and mixture values. PALETTE KNIVES: These small metal blades have handles and are used to apply and mix paint on the palette. They also serve as a mini trowel for applying paint to a canvas with techniques such as impasto. These come in many shapes and sizes, and you should select the ones that will best serve your needs and aid your style. As you progress, you will find more and more uses for these knives. DRAWING MATERIALS: In order to keep perspective, before you paint you should apply a sketch or outline to the canvas surface. Use vine charcoal or drawing pencils to render this initial sketch. If using vine charcoal, it can later be blown from the surface, leaving only a faint trace as a guide. If using drawing pencils, get soft lead grades (2B, 4B or 6B). These can also be used for your sketchbook as you create preliminary drafts of your painting.

As your work progresses, you will quickly discover what else you may need in addition to the above basics. If you experience any difficulties with materials selection, applications or techniques, remember that your local art supply store is a valuable resource.

This Color Composition lesson written by Arttalk.com

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Other Important Links

Alex Bazarin; Figurative artist...
Spiritual, Fantastic and Surreal Oil Paintings. The paintings are clean, soft, gentle and appear sterile as well as the whole of Alex Bazarin's work is inundated in absolute silence and ideal unity in the universe. ....
http://www.toronto-art.com

America's Wholesale Oil Painting...
Offering world famous oil painting reproductions. Thousands of genuine oil reproductions of masterpieces. Museum quality is guaranteed for all of our paintings. And we offer the lowest price on the internet for our genuine hand-painted oil paintings on canvas. .......
http://www.wholesaleoilpainting.com

ART-VOLGA Gallery:Wholesale oil paintings from Russia...
Original art by contemporary Russian artists. More than 3500 original creative oil paintings available for wholesale. Guaranteed express delivery within 10 days....
http://wholesale.paintingofrussia.com/

Ellen de Groot; Classic Portrait artist...
Fine Art paintings in the classical tradition, oil on panel. Portrait commissions, realistic paintings and triptychs.....
http://www.helenadegroot.com/

Eugene Gavline; Artist creates original oil artwork...
His unique oil painting technique and imagination infuse still lifes with color and light. Flower still lifes of the Toronto-based contemporary artist are full of emotion and expression....
http://toronto-art-gallery.niagaraartcollection.com

link to favorite paintings
Our paintings are hand painted oil on canvas and are painted by skilled artists.....
http://www.favoritepaintings.com

Isabel Art Gallery ; Oil paintings and fine jewelry....
Isabel Art Gallery offers prestigious fine art oil painting reproductions of Masterpieces, fine gold jewelry, gemstone jewelry, rings, diamonds & oil portrait paintings entirely hand painted by professional artists, graduated from Art Schools.....
http://www.isabel.com/

James Stratton; Canvas Escapes....
Offering Original Landscapes, Seascapes, Marinescapes, and StillLifes detailed enough to allow your heart, mind and soul to escape into the tapestry of the canvas. All paintings are Original Oils. Leasing is available.....
Http://www.canvasescapes.com

Jennifer Young; Art Gallery of Oil Paintings & Art Prints For Sale...
Art gallery of oil paintings and art prints for sale; figurative paintings, still life, and landscapes by Jennifer Young. Jennifer Young's singular vision through oil paintings, vivid with color.......
http://www.jenniferyoung.com

Kathy Betlemy; Oil painter and artist...
Ballet Dancers and Ballerina Pictures, Restraurant Genre Painting, Comerian Paintings and the other Art Works...
http://www.oil-painting.ca

Leon Engelen Oil Paintings Art Gallery...
Visit the art of Leon Engelen: photographically detailed landscape and animal oil paintings....
http://www.engelen.com

Lena Kurovska; Still life paintings by the artist....
Impressionist oil paintings by contemporary ukrainian artist Lena Kurovska. Still lifes, landscapes, portraits, nudes....
http://www.lenakurovska.com

Michael Preston
Online art gallery of original oil pastel drawings and commissioned works by Michael Preston. Vibrant works of art!
Online art gallery of original oil pastel drawings and commissioned works by Michael Preston. Vibrant works of art!
http://www.prestonart.com/

Niagara Art Collection (Niagara Falls, Canada)...
Contemporary Oil Paintings for sale...
http://www.niagaraartcollection.com/

Oil Paintings Gallery...
Our gallery offers beautiful oil paintings, artwork, and frames. Our oil paintings are greatly discounted without compromising quality. We have textured hand painted oil paintings on canvas painted by highly skilled artists....
http://www.oilpaintingsgallery.com

Oil Painting Reproductions ...
Handpainted oil painting reproductions. Specialized in Van Gogh.....
http://www.oilpaintingreproductions.nl/

Sea Dragon Marine Art Studio....
(406) 293-2295 WELCOME TO OUR MARINE ART STUDIO David H. Large, an Official U. S. Coast Guard Artist, retired Tuna Boat Captain, is a wonderful artist. Check out his site!...
http://www.seadragon.com

Silvana Brunotti Oil Paintings - Landscapes Painting - Artist Painter
Original Oil Paintings by the Contemporary Italian Painter Silvana Brunotti. Pictures of Rome, Italy Landscapes, Still life painting, Watercolors and mixed techiniques.
http://www.silvanabrunotti.it

Starr Abbott - Realist painter
Starr Abbott offers realism art painting of the Victorian Style with paintings full of rich color and symbolism.
http://www.starrabbott.com/

SpeedyArtOnline Oil Paintings...
Quality Oil Paintings & Frames. Free S&H. Big Sale-Great collection. Free greeting cards....
http://www.speedyartonline.com

Suzana Stojanovic - The Magical World of Horses
Glamorous highly realistic paintings of horses - original oil on canvas and pastel paintings - artworks by Suzana Stojanovic an artist
The Equine Art of Suzana Stojanovic an artist. Original oil on canvas and pastel paintings. High Realism.
http://www.suzanastojanovic.com

Teresa Bernard - Still Life Oil Paintings - Fine Art
Online gallery of realism oil paintings for sale - landscapes, portraits, wildlife, still life, seascapes, religious paintings, and art commissions. Including free online art lessons. Also offering professional Web design and search engine optimization for the visual arts.
http://www.bluemoonwebdesign.com

Van Gogh Reproductions...
The best alternative to a real van Gogh!
http://www.reproducties.com

Van Gogh Studio - your museum quality art reproductions...
Hand painted museum quality Vincent Van Gogh art reproductions. The best on the net!
http://www.vangoghstudio.com

William Morris Gallery features fine Art oil paintings acrylics and giclees...
Fine Art paintings and giclees by artist William E. Morris specializing in Canadian and American Still Life, landscapes and street scenes Home William Edward Morris (b.1935, Canadian) was born in Mon...
http://www.williamemorris.com

These web site links are listed as a convenience to my visitors. If you use these links, I can take no responsibility and give no guarantees, warranties or representations, implied or otherwise, for the content or accuracy of these third-party sites.


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