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 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

WINTER STREAM Project Lesson in Oils by Wilson Bickford

I thought I’d share some insights as to my thought processes and techniques with this painting. This was created just recently and I took step-by-step photos along the way to highlight certain points. Although this is considered an Oil painting, I did start with some Acrylic gessos for the underpainting; a blue-gray for the snow…..

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Jerry's -- 12/05/2010