ARTofficial Intelligence • FEB

ARTofficial Intelligence • Cindy Tafil What are Mars colors? If you answered colors from Mars you would be partially correct. The planet Mars contains lots of iron oxides that give it its rusty appearance. Alien green however is not one of them. The Mars colors are all permanent, opaque and consist of synthetic iron oxides. The colors are: Mars Black …

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 …