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Step One: Setting Up Your Painting Studio We all would like to think that there is one perfect way to set up your studio, however reality usually gets in the way. Not every artist can have the perfect north light picture window. In this step number one we go over studio set up basics . . . keep reading
Step Two: Painting Surfaces Step Two: There are many factors for decided on a what painting surface to use. Do you work big? Do you mail out your paintings when you complete them. In this step we give you some important things to think about . . . keep reading
Step Three: Your Palette Options Step Three: You have a lot of options as to what type of palette you decide to use for your traditional paintings. Deciding on what type of palette to use is a very personal one. In this step one we will go over what choices you have . . . keep reading
Step Four: Paint Brush Stuff Step Four: Paint Brushes are the lifeblood of painting. Breaking the rules with brushes is the only rule that you want to follow when it comes to using and purchasing paint brushes . . . keep reading
Step Five: Solvents, Oils & Varnishes Step Five: Solvents, oils and varnishes can be very be very confusing and expensive. Not to mention some of them are extremely toxic. In this step five we break some simple cost effective options . . . keep reading
Step Six: Oil Paint Step Six: Oil paint is the best traditional paint. It has been around for 100's of years. Ultimately choosing paint is extremely personal in terms of the colors offered. However we have a few tips in this video we think will open your eyes . . . keep reading
Step Seven: Arranging Your Palette Step Seven: How do you arrange the paint on your palette? Light to dark, or perhaps warm to cool? Let a us share with you a few systems that some of the most successful artists have used in the past . . . keep reading
Step Eight: How To Mix Paint Step Eight: The worst thing that can happen to a traditional painter is creating mud when mixing paint. Also not mixing enough paint can really mess you up if you have to go back into a painting to complete changes . . . keep reading
Step Nine: Painting Value Patterns Step Nine: This video tutorial really holds the key to creating a compelling painting that really stands out. Have you ever wondered why your paintings have a flat dark look to them. Or perhaps your paintings have a very light . . . keep reading
Step Ten: Value Ratios Step Ten: This step will teach you the proper way to paint a black object, middle tone object and white object. It's very easy to fall into value traps were you black objects are painted to light and your light objects are too dark. This step is a must watch if you struggle with . . . keep reading
Step Eleven: Painting Gradations with Diverse Brush Strokes Step Eleven: Painting Gradations with Diverse Brush Strokes. Gradations are everywhere in our paintings. A blue sky is shown with a gradation. Skin tone has gradations as well as it transitions from light to dark. In this step number eleven you will learn how to paint a simple six value gradation . . . keep reading