Oil Painting Techniques Tips & Instruction

10. Paint on the prepared copper plate.

How to Paint on Copper | Preparing Copper Plate

Copper plate, if properly prepared, is a smooth, archival oil-painting surface that’s been used by artists for hundreds of years with stunning results. This demonstration shows how to prepare copper plate for painting with oils.


David Jamieson | Artist of the Month

David Jamieson is our March 2012 Artist of Month. His oil painting, Golf Pencils, was a finalist in the floral/still life category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Competition. Keep reading to learn how he came to art later in life and how he's motivated to paint.

Flight (oil on board, 20x18) by Tom Root

Tom Root | Children’s Book Illustrations

In addition to being a painter, Tom Root is also a songwriter, musician and writer of children’s stories. He studied drawing and painting at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Connecticut, under Aaron Shikler and Deane G. Keller, and at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. He lives...

Pat and Jennifer (oil, 44x44) by Marvin Mattelson

Marvin Mattelson’s Portrait Artist Hall of Fame

Luminous skin tones, reach-out-and-touch fabrics, verisimilitude of facial features—these are all characteristics of a portrait by Marvin Mattleson, whose client list includes CEOs from Met Life, NYNEX and ITT, as well as composer Philip Glass and the Archbishop of New York, Edward Cardinal Egan. But whose work does Mattelson admire—and why? Read his...


Christopher Fisher | Artist of the Month

Christopher Fisher is our February 2012 Artist of Month. His oil painting, The Battle of Montgomery, was a finalist in the landscape category of The Artist’s Magazine’s 28th Annual Art Competition. Christopher Fisher Hudson Valley, New York www.coroflot.com/theartofchrisfisher How and when did you get started creating art? Describe any art education. I had a...