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The desire for self-governance seems to be deeply ingrained in the DNA of humankind. No one relishes being told what to do or think. We all want to be in control of our individual destiny. To avoid chaos and allow societies to flourish, regulations are instituted. If the regulations become too rigid and oppressive in nature, however, they can lead to revolt. This phenomenon is manifested in artists as well. The more rigid the rules of painting become, the more iconoclastic the artists become!
Since the inception of the Pastel Pointers Blog nearly six years ago, one of the most frequently ask questions I hear concerns how best to mount pastel papers in advance of wet underpainting techniques. Artists that utilize a wet painting technique on a paper surface understand the issues involved in retaining a flat working surface. This has lead to procedures involving sizing, stretching and mounting of paper prior to painting.
Curious about learning a few oil pastel techniques? In this FREE download from The Artist’s Magazine’s Mediapedia (an encyclopedia of art media) and a bonus article, you’ll learn the basics of painting with oil pastels. Mediapedia: Oil Pastels by Greg …
Pastel is unique among fine art media, because it doesn’t have an inherent binder to hold it onto a surface like all other forms of painting. This difference is one of the reasons it gets classified as a drawing medium in some circles. Pastelists, though, most often associate their intent with the act of painting. While the end result of painting with pastel may visually resemble binder-based paints, it does rely on one component that they do not. It requires enough tooth and surface density for adhesion.
This guide to watercolor for beginners discusses many different aspects of painting with watercolors from brush types to the chemistry behind watercolor paints. Enjoy learning about watercolor with this easy-to-read handbook.