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Miscellaneous Studio Tools and Tips

Howard Lyon

I thought I'd share some tools and tips from around the studio for my post today! Let's start with OleoGel from Natural Pigments. From their website: "Oleogel is a thixotropic painting medium made with linseed oil and pyrogenic silica that adds transparency and thixotropic body to oil, resin-oil or alkyd paint." It's essentially clear oil paint. I find this really useful for a few purposes. It is a great way to take just about any…




“little experiments”

Justin Coro Kaufman

July 2, 2020 - Greetings yet again MC community! Whew! So much going on in the world these days...Hard to keep up. Haven’t been painting a whole bunch lately. Haven’t been particularly inspired to do much personal work.  just feels like I don’t have any ideas worth pursuing right now. Buuut I’ve also got this OCD where I need to keep making stuff or go nuts. Its times like this I’ve found can be good for technical experimentation. The kids are cute and make reliable subjects, and they growing up so fast, figured I’d some portraits of them. For a few days,  I followed them around with my camera, shooting tons of pictures. In the end, I chose to really push the different lighting situations for each, which opened the opportunity up to tackle each a bit differently. MELVIN,…



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