Retouch Varnish Demystified: Essential Tips and Techniques

Are you looking to enhance the vibrancy and longevity of your artwork? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ll demystify the world of retouch varnish and provide you with essential tips and techniques to take your artistic creations to new heights.  What is Retouch Varnish? Retouch varnish is a crucial…..

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Michael Marchetta -- 12/09/2023

Creating a Lean Underpainting for Your Oil Painting

You all know the rule – Fat over Lean – but how do you start an oil painting abiding by this rule? A lean underpainting is an essential technique in oil painting that involves applying a thin, transparent layer of paint to establish the basic structure and values of your artwork. This initial layer serves…..

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Michael Marchetta -- 06/01/2023

How to Varnish Your Oil Paintings

Varnishing Oil Paintings Let’s talk Varnishing! Jerry’s LIVE crew are going to go over everything you need to know when it comes to varnishing your artwork, specifically oil paintings. What are the best practices.. apply the first varnish, dust free area, which brush is best to use. Varnishing Oil Paintings ; Dust and grime can…..

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Jerry's -- 18/10/2021

Acrylics Painting 101 for Beginners with Basic Supplies

What: Acrylic Painting 101 Video, Beginner Acrylic painting is a versatile and popular medium for artists of all skill levels. Acrylics 101 for Beginners with Basic Supplies When artists want to try new art supplies or a new medium, it can be hard to determine what you REALLY need (at bare minimum) to give it…..

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Jerry's -- 31/01/2019

Drying Oils & Oil Painting Mediums Questions with Jimmy Leslie

Drying Oils & Oil Painting Mediums Jerry’s LIVE Episode #80: with Guest Jimmy Leslie  From the beginning oil painter to the well-heeled professional, EVERYONE can learn a little something from esteemed guest, Jimmy Leslie! Armed with the knowledge of proper oil painting etiquette and Winsor & Newton Oils and Mediums, Jimmy gives the best explanations…..

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Jerry's -- 24/10/2018

Impasto Medium, How To Thicken Your Oil Paints

Why Use Impasto Medium? Paint In Heavy Impasto Techniques Without Wasting Valuable Pigment! Layers Will Dry Without Shrinking, Cracking Or Wrinkling! In this article we are focusing on LUKAS Impasto Oil Painting Medium used to mix with oil paints for impasto techniques.  What is an Impasto Medium? Impasto Mediums is ideal for thickening oil paints……

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Jerry's -- 12/09/2018

Natural Turpentine Alternatives & Healthier Options

A Safer, Natural Alternative to Turpentine The Chelsea Classical Medium, Lavender Spike Oil Essence has a distinctive, sweet lavender scent, and is a safer, natural alternative to Turpentine and does not cause chronic health problems that are often associated with turpentine or odorless petroleum mineral spirits.  Non-toxic alternatives to turpentine! Made in the USA from Old…..

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Jerry's -- 13/08/2018

A Revolutionary Bright Idea for Oil Color Artists

Most experts will agree that linseed oil is the most flexible of all the oils used in the production of oil color.  The reason pale oils are used is because linseed oil was not all that pale and tended to give a slight yellowish cast when the painting was finished. Additionally, it would darken over time,…..

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Jerry's -- 16/11/2016

How To Improve Your Acrylic Paintings with Mediums

Understanding Acrylic Mediums – How Mediums Can Improve Your Acrylic Painting! “When I was but young painter, I started with my paints, my cup of water, and my brush and I was ready to take on the world. How dumb I was”– Rob of Jerry’s Blog Squad It’s possible that when we decide to start…..

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Jerry's -- 26/06/2014

How To Gesso A Canvas or Board

  DIY – How to prime your own canvas and board for painting! Have you ever found the perfect painting surface — be it canvas, paper, panel, board, or even a wall– but it is bare and unprimed? Never fear! Gessoing a canvas or priming a board is an easy task to do yourself, and…..

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Jerry's -- 02/03/2013