Posts About Materials

How Do I Make My Own Painting Panels?

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Some tips and techniques for making linen and canvas painting panels for a fraction of the cost of store-bought....

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How to Make Your Own Oil Sticks

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

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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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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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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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