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Oil Painting Online Techniques?
« on: April 19, 2004, 11:47:34 PM »
Tonight, I took a trip through the internet, searching for free advice, and ran across these pages on techniques.  It offers a few tips and free lessons.  It might be basic, but it might also be useful.

http://www.interactiveartschool.com/free-art-lessons.html

http://www.artshow.com/interviews/DianeJohnson/

Here's a neat blurb on Folk art:
http://nh.essortment.com/folkartpaintin_rgvt.htm

Further here are a few pay courses that looked some what interesting.
http://www.oilpaintingtechniques.com/

http://www.artake.com/painting_techniques_pop_art_factory.htm

What do you think of these pages? Do you have any tip pages, techniques or ideas which you would like to include?  How do you layer your paint, tear, scratch, buff, or melt your masterpiece?

How do Rembrandt and Odd Nerdrum reach their depth and heavy colors?  Is it purely a matter of pigment and chemistry?  
http://www.artofimagination.org/Pages/RembrandtTech.html

How do you paint?

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Oil Painting Online Techniques?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005, 11:48:30 AM »
i've been painting using acrylics because i never knew exactly what to do with oils, so these links will surely help me out a lot in my experimentation.  thanks jesse!

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Fat over lean?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2005, 01:07:23 PM »
Here's a nice article discussing the classic term fat over lean:
http://www.sanders-studios.com/instruction/tutorials/historyanddefinitions/nationalgallery.html

The article is a report on a discussion with Catherine Metzger a conservator specializing in Flemish and Italian Renaissance.  There are some really nice points on paint composition and proper use and  techniques.

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She confirmed that "fat" refers to the fatty drying oil used as a binder and in mediums. Therefore,  a fatty layer of paint has more fatty oil (linseed, poppyseed, walnut,  etc.) in it than does a lean layer, or one containing less fatty oil. To paint "Fat-over-lean" is therefore defined as painting in layers  of paint which contain successively greater quantities of fatty drying  oil.

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I ran across this on CL
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005, 10:52:16 AM »
Here is a link found on a Craigs List thread to a few thoughts about realist oil painting techniques.

www.adriangottlieb.com/Technique/technique.html