'How to's' and oil painting tuition.
This area contains links to painting projects that are designed to help you try a different technique or style. They are broken down into manageable
Stroke design Tole painting is designed to cover most of the basic brush strokes, including a double-loaded brush, the comma stroke, blending and rigger work. If this painting appears too complicated or you prefer a quicker, more simple design, then try the Wild Rose project.
For a Flower painting to try, the Amaryllis is the subject, with the emphasis on long brush strokes for the petals and the blending of colour in both the flower and the background.
The Colour Pencil information has been expanded on the Coloured Pencils page. There are colour pencil tutorials, pencil blending techniques and video clips using Pencil Blend.
For colouring Parchment paper, a 'how to' guide about using Zest-it Pencil or Parchment Blend using a brush, colour pencil, dip pen and ink.
Using Coloured Pencil, Pastel and Oil Pastel can be found by clicking the links.
Pen and Ink.
We receive quite a few questions about using Dip Pens and Ink, especially where ink work and oils are used together, also where ink is used on the front and oil work (sometimes called 'rouging') on the reverse of the work.
I've written this article to help those unsure of the type of dip pen nib to purchase for their ink drawing work, it can be
found on my personal site by clicking this link choosing dip pen nibs.
On this page you can find information about using Oil Pastels and also about using Oil pastels with Zest-it Brush Cleaner and Zest-it Clear Painting Medium. This includes background information about oil pastels, the surfaces that they can be applied to and some of the techniques that can be used.
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