Gessoing paper can be tricky: learn about the proper paper weight, textures, sizing and how to apply the gesso properly.
Category: Painting Technique, Materials
Safer and less intense alternatives to Phthalo — meet Azure, Mediterranean and Manganese.
The tried and true “expanded primaries” palette offers a cool and warm variety of each primary.
Neutral colors can be mixed from primary colors, but a neutral pigment can be faster and help support the color direction of your painting
An addendum to the February 2011 post discusses how to avoid those unsightly varnishing streaks.
Painting on pre-primed, unstretched canvas is an inexpensive and lightweight option.
What’s the difference between flake, zinc, and titanium whites? Robert Gamblin of Gamblin Oil Colors takes you on an authoritative tour.
Gamvar solves the most vexing varnishing problems — it is easy to use and can be applied much sooner than other varnishes.
Alkyds offer the best of both worlds: the buttery feel of oils and the faster-drying qualities of acrylics.
Transparencies or “slides” have faded into obscurity, but they offered something digital images cannot, an accurate guide for color matching.