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
3
2010

New DVD Release from Wilson Bickford

  I’m happy to announce that Jerry’s has just released my newest Oil Painting Dvd, entitled “SHALLOW FALLS.” This project utilizes an acrylic basecoat, over which oils are applied. The key to this approach is in letting the dark background show through, which yields a great deal of depth to the rocks and water areas. Tips for rendering foliage are also highlighted. Also, for you budding Watercolorists, be on the look-out for my next instructional DVD, “NEW ENGLAND WINTER,” which will be available in the very near future.  This lesson will focus on many common Watercolor techniques, such as us... [More]

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