Oil Painting Techniques Tips & Instruction

Coffee Pot with Ribbon (oil on linen, 16x20)

November Artist of the Month | Sandra Power

I enter The Artist’s Magazine competition every year. I believe that entering such competitions, along with juried exhibitions, provide the artist with the opportunity to assess their level of accomplishment. Competing brings much needed exposure to a wider public. The result, win or lose, also provides the impetus to continue making better and better...

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Glazing: A Historical Glimpse and a Contemporary Study

“Just as we can look deep within a ruby so  can we look deep within a skillful glaze.” This comes from Michael Wilcox, the author of a gorgeous book simply titled, Glazing. The following is an excerpt that gives a historical account of this oil painting technique. Also included below is “Texture and Glazing,” a close-up...

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Oil Painting: How To Become a Master

If you’re like me, and you haven’t reached that “wow” moment yet, then I encourage you to keep working hard until you do. Once you reach it, the feeling you experience will be one of the most joyous of your life. I know. I’ve experienced that feeling, that strong sense of achievement, with my...