Do you really need all those brushes? by Dan Schultz

Nov 2014 Do you really need all those brushes?  by Dan Schultz How does one go about choosing brushes for oil painting? Perhaps you’ve noticed that the search can be daunting. One visit to an art supply store or online retailer reveals the almost endless brushes from which to choose.  I discovered a few things early in my painting journey …

MORE PAINTING TIPS By John DeFrancesco

March 2014 MORE PAINTING TIPS  By John DeFrancesco The following painting tips are from a DVD by well-known artist Richard Schmid. The title is, “Richard Schmid Paints the Landscape – June.”    Brushes and Brush Work: To manipulate paint, a brush with very stiff bristles is harder to control than a slightly softer brush.A brush that is too soft can’t …

PAINTING TIPS By John DeFrancesco

February 2014 PAINTING TIPS  By John DeFrancesco Following are some tips gleaned from a three-hour DVD titled: “WHEN YOU CAN’T PAINT OUT –Painting Landscapes from Photos in the Studio,” by oil painter Jim Wilcox. You can see his work at www.wilcoxgallery.com. Tree shadows are strongest nearest the tree and become softer as they move outward from the tree. In doing …