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Setting Up a Contemporary Still Life

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In this blog article I attempt to deconstruct the set up for a still life painting by the British artist Euan Uglow....

Product Review: Gamblin FastMatte

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In this blog post I explain how to use Gamblin Fast Matte and why I think it's an essential part of my paint box....

An Easy Way to Rescue Failed Paintings

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One advantage of painting on panels is that you can occasionally salvage a painting by removing part of it with a saw. In this blog post I show some of the pieces I recently created by cropping down old paintings....

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....

Extended Block-In Method for Landscape Paintings

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This article describes the way in which I've enhanced my block-in techniques to create a more fluid and abstract base for my landscape paintings. ...

How to Paint Green Landscapes

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In this blog post I show some ways to paint landscapes without using out-of-the-tube greens and some strategies for using greens more effectively. The suggestions I've provided can be applied to any style of painting. ...