OIL PAINTING TUTORIALS

studies in indirect painting methods


"chiff.com -Your Guide to the Best Sites"


A DEFINITION OF VISUAL ART

The use of Technical Craftsmanship to Skillfully, Creatively, and Deliberately Communicate Thoughts and/or Emotions through the Intentional Ordering of Visual Elements.

KEYWORD SEARCH

 

NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE

 COLOR BOOK

COLOR MIXING -
COLOR MATCHING
How to mix clean bright colors and beautiful neutrals.

ORDER ONLINE AT

createspace.com/3362548

A practical guide to mixing color in oils, acrylics, and watercolor. No more ratios, formulas, or color charts! Learn to mix color like a professional by understanding the nature of principal primaries, how to use a temperature based palette, the One Simple Rule that will help you mix both clean, bright colors and beautiful neutrals and the Four Simple Questions that will help you Mix ANY Color!!!


The tutorials offered here explain painting methods based on
the predominant techniques of western oil painting prior to the twentieth century.

History, Definitions, and Techniques
of Oil Painting

Includes Drying Oils and Mediums, Resins and Varnishes,
Pigments: Past & Present, Pigment Chemistry,
Supports for Painting, and Techniques of Past Masters.
Plus a discussion with a conservator at the National Gallery.

Modern Artist Supplies and Techniques
Includes the Artist's lead based palette, his previous palette, Paint Manufacturers and their Products,
Artist Mediums and Varnishes, Artist Supports, and the Artist's Technique.

Art Supplies Links
Listing of online retailers of art supplies.

The Artist's Studio
Art Studio Constructed in 2000

Design Choices:
A general discussion of Tonal Range, Form, and Line as they relate to mood and message.
Visual examples given from art history with accent on 19th C. Academia

The Life and Work of Bouguereau
with Technical Notes


Click here to go to a
List of Books of Interest

 

Some interesting histories of
ARTISTS and PIGMENTS, DATED COLOR THEORIES,
TECHNIQUES of the past, PAST COLOR THEORIES.

and
Real Color Wheel
by Don Jusko


ARTISTS' QUOTES & OTHER WRITINGS


AUTHORS
Quotes from Leonardo da Vinci
Quotes from John Ruskin 
Diet for a Healthy Society: an essay from The Correspondent




WRITINGS by RON SANDERS

Avoid Cracks When Layering Oils
But Is It Art?
The Return of Realism
To Be Realism
The Sea Gull:
An allegorical painting dealing with the centrality of drawing to all art and art as a response to the world in which we live.

 

Return to Top

 SANDERS-STUDIOS.COM INSTRUCTION HOME