'How to' 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
steps. The instructions give a recommended palette of colours, brushes, equipment used and the techniques used to complete the painting.
Try them, enjoy the experience.
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.
To see most of the Projects click the
DVD's, e-books and CD's please click the link some are now available for download.
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.
In the Flower Gallery you can view paintings where this technique has been used, with snippet, hints and tips along side, also warm, cool and contrasting colours.
In the Gallery of Flowers you can view images of real flowers and see paintings developed from them.
The Colour Pencil information has been expanded on the Coloured Pencils page. There are colour pencil turorials, pencil blending techniques and video clips using Pencil Blend.
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.
There is also a small tutorial on dip pen nib and ink on the Parchment page.
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.
For general oil painting you may find these Free E-Books with video clips helpful at Art-E-Books
Many of these products can be found at J and T's Art & Calligraphy