Category: Art General

  • What Is A Vanity Gallery? – Popular Vanity Gallery List Here

    What Is A Vanity Gallery? – Popular Vanity Gallery List Here

    There is a big difference between a vanity art gallery and an authentic traditional art gallery. Legitimate traditional galleries make their profits from the sales of art.  Vanity galleries make their profit from upfront fees that are paid by artists to show in them. In this post I will cover what a vanity gallery is compared […]

  • Drawing With Arthritis, Sure Ways To Stop The Pain

    Drawing With Arthritis, Sure Ways To Stop The Pain

    Arthritis is a pain, literally and figuratively. It can hit anyone at any age and is not just for old people. For artists, drawing with arthritis can be an especially difficult thing to deal with, as it affects our ability to produce art. I have suffered from not only arthritis but also carpal tunnel syndrome […]

  • Myth Of Lavender Spike Oil Vs Gamsol – My Perspective Here

    Myth Of Lavender Spike Oil Vs Gamsol – My Perspective Here

    As an artist, I have used both Lavender Spike Oil and Gamsol. I prefer to use Gamsol because of the lesser odor, but some artists prefer Spike Oil for its faster drying time. I have been told by many people that Spike Oil is better for certain things than Gamsol, but after doing my own […]

  • Announcing: Surprising GAC 100 Alternatives For Priming Surfaces Right

    Announcing: Surprising GAC 100 Alternatives For Priming Surfaces Right

    GAC 100 is a 100% acrylic polymer-based clear multi-purpose liquid primer that is great for sealing surfaces such as hardboard, tempered masonite, and the like, but did you know there are other alternatives that work just as well? In this post, we’ll explore a few of these alternatives and show you how they compare to […]

  • What Is Floating Medium? Learn How To Use It Now

    What Is Floating Medium? Learn How To Use It Now

    What is floating medium? Floating Medium is a commercially produced additive for paint. It is a medium that has a gel-like consistency and is used mostly by watercolor and folk artists to help with painting watercolors and water based paints using a technique called “Floating” to create interesting effects with highlights and shades. This medium […]

  • The Best Glass Muller Alternative (Unique Options Listed)

    The Best Glass Muller Alternative (Unique Options Listed)

    When it comes to choosing the best glass muller alternative, there are a few things you need to consider. Some materials work better for certain types of oil paint, and others may be more affordable or easier to find. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best glass muller alternatives […]

  • A Beginners Guide To Using Oil Paints

    A Beginners Guide To Using Oil Paints

    To put it simply, using oil paints to create your artwork is not as difficult of a process as it may seem! Oil paints remain one of the most popular types of painting medium in the world due to their versatility, lustrousness, longevity and overall color richness. As a result, they are the undisputed champion […]

  • Turpenoid Vs Gamsol – One Gives Better Results

    Turpenoid Vs Gamsol – One Gives Better Results

    There are a few different types of solvents that artists use to thin their paints and make them easier to work with. In this blog post, we’re going head to head with Turpenoid vs Gamsol to see which one gives better results. Both Turpenoid and Gamsol are solvents that are great for thinning oil paints, […]

  • Turpenoid Vs Mineral Spirits | Pick The Best Solvent For You Now

    Turpenoid Vs Mineral Spirits | Pick The Best Solvent For You Now

    Turpenoid vs Mineral Spirits – When it comes to choosing a solvent for your art, the options can be overwhelming. Do you go with turpenoid or mineral spirits? Both have their benefits and drawbacks, so how do you decide which one is right for you? In this blog post, we’ll break down the key differences […]

  • Should I Varnish My Oil Painting? Unlock Best Practice Truth

    Should I Varnish My Oil Painting? Unlock Best Practice Truth

    Should I varnish my oil painting or not? This is one of the most common questions asked by artists, and unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. In this blog post, we’ll explore the pros and cons of varnishing an oil painting, and offer some tips on how to achieve the best results. So whether you’re a […]

  • What Repels Acrylic Paint – 14 Ultimate Resists For Acrylic Paint

    What Repels Acrylic Paint – 14 Ultimate Resists For Acrylic Paint

    Do you like to experiment with different mediums and paints as part of your mixed media artworks? Are you looking for the perfect resist for acrylic paint? If so, you’ll want to read on! In this blog post, we’ll discuss what repels acrylic paint and provide a list of the ultimate resists for acrylic paint. […]