Jun
22
2010

Don't Forget to Protect Your Artwork

You’ve just finished a piece of art – it’s fantastic and you can’t wait to display it or sell it.  You haven’t applied a protective coating because you love what you have done and are not sure what a coating will do to your art.  So you think you are better off doing nothing.  Here’s why you should change your mind…Why Varnish A Painting? •    If you don't varnish, over time dust, dirt, moisture and pollution will change the look of your painting.  Acrylics especially are like "dust magnets" that will attract dust and dirt to the porous surface; however, all... [More]
Jun
22
2010

How to use Krylon® Gallery Series™ Quick Dry for Oil Paintings

Spray varnishes, fixatives and other art coatings are very easy to apply to your artwork, but before you point and spray, don’t forget to read the directions.  Fine art spray coatings can vary a great deal in how they are applied because they can vary dramatically in how they are made and what they do.  Reading the directions first will ensure you are happy with the results. New Krylon® Quick Dry helps speed the oxidation process of oil paints so that a painting will dry faster.  It allows the oil paints to continue drying through the film. Quick Dry can be used at any stage of the painting process, so the directio... [More]
Jun
16
2010

Painting in Your Own Backyard by Deb Bartos

This sounds like something you would do if you were three and your mother was hanging clothes on the line.  It is really excellent art education advice.  Ordinary and mundane objects can be the best subjects ever.  An added advantage is not wasting time or money on the commute to painting expeditions.Consider the impressionists and what they painted.  Their subjects were their families, each other, a table set for lunch, a vase of flowers.  OK, there was Renoir and the women and Degas and the ballet dancers, but they generally painted every day life.  Impressionism was just a phrase coined by an art critic who sa... [More]

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