Painting Over Old Paintings?
This is a question that has come up countless times over the years in my workshops and presentations. Let me start by saying, if you are concerned about permanence, esp...Read more
The Best Painting Support, Ever!
Untempered Hardboard I often talk about painting supports and how important they are for the stability and permanence of the painting, sort of like the foundation of a house. A...Read more
TOXIC TIPS I use my hands a lot when I am painting, esp with acrylics, and more so when there is a lot of texture in the piece. It is...Read more
Courage and Conviction,...
My mother passed away recently, after a long and fulfilling life. She always lived her life with courage and conviction. This has been a great gift for me. She supported...Read more
GUIDELINES FOR PERMANENT PAINTING IN OILS
Oil paints, a combination of a drying oil like linseed or walnut oil and a dry powdered pigment, have been use by artists for thousands of years. But it is...Read more
The Best of FAQ
FAQ – Technical Q’s Compilation After many years of writing these technical Q&A articles, as well as doing countless presentations and workshops on ‘the craft of painting’, I thought it...Read more
Oils on Canvas
Oil Painting on Canvas This is one of the most FAQ I have come by over the years. Oil paint gets increasingly hard and brittle as it ages, so it prefers...Read more