Oil Painting Techniques Tips & Instruction

Chamisa by Albert Handell | ArtistsNetwork.com

Painting Rocks in Oil by Albert Handell

Painting rocks, for me, is, in part, a matter of contrasts and harmonized similarities. Contrasts can consist of lights and darks; large and smaller areas; and sharp edges, lost edges and all edges in-between. Then there are the textural contrasts of the paint itself.

"Party Bags" by Jaye Schlesinger

Jaye Schlesinger: In the Bag

Jaye Schlesinger paints still lifes in oil that feature the modern-day symbols of brand names, logos and consumer products so we can see them with new eyes and gain a better understanding of ourselves.

cropped Tiff Down East 24x36 Macpherson copy

Plein Air Profile | Artist Kevin Macpherson

The following is a guest blog post by Cindy Salaski, author of Oil Painting with the Masters: Essential Techniques from Today’s Top Artists. Here, she profiles Kevin Macpherson, who teaches readers how to create a dynamic landscape painting by using bold brushstrokes in Oil Painting with the Masters. Kevin Macpherson majored in illustration at Northern...

Turner’s Bedroom in the Palazzo Giustinian (the Hotel Europa), Venice by JMW Turner | ArtistsNetwork.com

Turner vs. Rembrandt | Oil Painting Study

Editor’s Note: Today we bring you a special guest blog from David Dunlop, an artist who you may know from the award-winning PBS series Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop. His new ArtistsNetworkTV video on painting skies is now available, so click here to preview it today. Enjoy! ~Cherie Luminous Atmospheres, Turner vs. Rembrandt...

Hers by Elizabeth Barlow, oil on linen

April 2016 Artist of the Month | Elizabeth Barlow

Congratulations to our April 2016 Artist of the Month, Elizabeth Barlow! Elizabeth was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her piece Hers is seen below. Read more about the artists process and how having an artist for a father helped shape her own creative vision. Pebble Beach, CA ~ elizabethbarlowart.com My father, Philip Barlow, is...

Best brushes for oil painting | ArtistsNetwork.com

Oil Painting Basics: Brushes 101

There’s no need for beginners to be intimidated by oil painting, especially when you have the basics laid out for you from an artist such as Julie Gilbert Pollard. Following is her overview of some of the materials you’ll need, including brushes for oil painting and tips for cleaning them. Brushes For Oil Painting...