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Mar 26, 2014

Blending paint

Blending paint looks more difficult than it is - this painting technique only takes some courage and a clean brush. Blending is usually done in oil paint, but it can be done in wall painting techniques as well.

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Mar 25, 2014

Imprimature and Underpainting

Information on imprimature and underpainting techniques: layering systems for oil painting techniques. Explanation of color effects, and the terms imprimature and underpainting.

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Mar 16, 2014

Color Mixing Guide

A color mixing guide for oil and acrylic painting techniques. Here's a list of basic colors with whom you can mix all other colors. There's a color list included for the right color names for oil painting techniques and acrylic painting techniques.

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Mar 15, 2014

Oil Painting Colors

Review of specific oil painting colors, of cheap and more expensive brands. Whites and earth colors can be big, cheap tubes. For refined single-pigmented paints, you take small tubes of a good brand. Every pigment has its own specific features, there's also info on pigments used in oil painting techniques. Additional info about earth colors, prismatic colors, and about the difference between paint and light colors.

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Mar 15, 2014

Acrylic Painting Techniques

Acrylic painting techniques are great for beginners, and cheaper than oil paint. Find info on acrylic painting materials, brushes and painting grounds (including paper, and how to stretch it). Advantages (and distadvantages) of acrylic paint over oil paint.

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Mar 14, 2014

Art Gallery

Here's a gallery of my artist work. When you see this update, I've posted some new art work.

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Aug 14, 2012

Examples of faux painting

Pictures and examples of faux painting projects

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Aug 20, 2011

Pastel Techniques

Tips and info on soft pastel techniques: what kind of paper, how choose and use soft pastels, how to combine them with watercolors. Baby powder and cotton wool enable soft blending. There's also some famous pastel art examples, and tips on making your own soft pastels

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Jul 30, 2011

stencil painting

Stencil painting - info and pics to see if it's for you. Wall decorations can be made with stencils, wall stickers or wall paper. With stencil painting, you can color-match your own decorations.

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Jul 26, 2011

butterfly wall stickers

This is a gathering of butterfly wall stickers, from different online stores: big and small, black, pink, multi-colored, natural or neutral, with glitter, 3d effects or just plain monochrome.

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Jul 23, 2011

Kids Wall Stickers

Here's a selection of kids wall stickers, for a fun, cozy and classy child's room. Wall stickers are the easiest way to have beautiful and unique wall decorations. You can either you skip the painting job, or pick colors from the stickers, and colormatch the whole room.

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Jul 18, 2011

flower wall stickers

An artist's pick of flower wall stickers - from different stores - with some tips on color and design

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Jun 12, 2011

Advanced Color Theory

Some more advanced color theory: paint and light have their own different primary colors, but both play a role in painting. Green and magenta are a second thing that can really help bring colors to life.

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May 30, 2011

Tree Wall Stickers

Here's an number of tree wall stickers in different sizes and styles, from different shops and manufacturors. Trees and branches are nice to have in the house, and there are many designs available. You can paint them too if you like, but a sticker is very easy to apply.

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May 26, 2011

Watercolor Paint

Review of watercolor paint - from cheap to quality priced. Watercolor paints seem expensive, given the amount you get for the price you pay. But it's very economical in use. The best ones have better and finer grounded pigments.

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May 25, 2011

Watercolor Supplies

Info and reviews on watercolor supplies: quality paper and paint are essential. Brushes can be saved on, if you like. With tips and links to stretching paper instructions

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May 08, 2011

Words and Paintings

Words to go with a series of paintings ('snapshots') - a poetic approach to perception

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Apr 27, 2011

wall Stickers

A selection of wall stickers from different brands - with pictures and tips on integrating them in your room design

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Apr 15, 2011

Faux painting projects

Pictures of faux painting project in a bakery

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Mar 28, 2011

Art Gallery - Someday

'Someday', an oil painting series of small mdf panels, each 20 x 30 cm.

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