Posts About Materials

What is Liquin and How Do I Use It?

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For this blog post I wanted to talk about using Liquin in your own oil paintings. Although the information available online has improved in leaps and bounds, I think this will help to bridge the experience gap that new artists might have and prevent some easy-to-make mistakes, too....

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Painting on Hemp Canvas

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In this blog post I discuss the use of hemp canvas as a support for paintings....

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A Cheap Alternative to Framing a Painting

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Let's face it, whether you buy retail or wholesale, the cost of framing your artwork in advance of a show can leave a dent in your finances. In this blog post I show you a simple way to transform your painting panels so that they can be sold ready to hang....

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Safe Solvents in the Studio - Non-Toxic Choices for Artists

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D-limonene is a safe alternative to turpentine and OMS in the oil painter's studio. In this post I discuss some of the benefits and cost of switching to this solvent....

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How to Make Your Own Oil Sticks

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A simple method and formula for making your own oil sticks....

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