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A Bit About Blending


Vanessa Lemen

Some notes and tips inspired by observations made while teaching oil painting I've noticed a lot of times when students' paintings become muddy-looking that it not only has to do with accurate (or inaccurate) color mixing and observation, but it has a lot to do with application as well. In classes, we go over observation of color, the mixing of pigment, and application of paint to the surface. Lately, it's come up that though students…

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Process and Progress


Allen Williams

June 24, 2022 - Since I am knee deep in NDA work at the moment I will take this opportunity to post some progress shots of two of my latest oil paintings. This all began with linen mounted to board. The square piece is on acrylic primed linen on board from Trekell Art Supplies. The vertical piece was an odd shape so I watched the most excellent video on Howard Lyon's Patreon about mounting linen with Beva Conservation Film and that really worked out well.  I would greatly advise joining Howard's Patreon when you have the opportunity.   Here is the Beva film which is a heat adhesive created specifically for conservation mounting and restoration so its fairly easy to apply with a good iron. It can be removed and/or repositioned with heat as…

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