By The Artists of Walter Foster
What's the right way to stretch watercolor paper? What easy fabrics do i must commence oil portray? How am i able to use colour to create temper in my work? Readers can locate solutions to those questions and lots more and plenty extra in a hundred issues each Artist should still understand. This large publication goals to equip and encourage newcomers with primary paintings wisdom, in addition to offer a refresher direction for more matured artists. Readers can realize or re-discover crucial thoughts, tips, and methods distilled right into a choice of a hundred tutorial entries by way of quite a number Walter Foster authors. From classes on price and colour concept to worthwhile shortcuts, this booklet seeks to hide all of it!
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Cutting the Shape Begin by drawing the shape on a piece of tracing paper and cutting it out. Applying the Color After painting the background, place the mask on top and then apply color. Removing the Mask Carefully peel away the mask to reveal the crisp shape underneath. Using a Combination of Techniques These techniques are useful in and of themselves, but you won’t truly understand the effects you can achieve until you apply them to an actual subject. Here you can see how the same subject is rendered using three different methods; notice the different look of each.
Make sure that your preprimed canvas does not have an oil primer on it, as acrylic paint doesn’t adhere to this slick substance. Illustration Board This example shows acrylic applied to illustration board as a thin wash (left) and in thick strokes (right). Painting on Canvas This example shows acrylic applied to canvas in thick strokes (left) and as a thin wash (right). Hardwood Panel Pressed-wood panels are available “tempered” and “untempered”—be sure to choose untempered boards, as the tempered panels have been treated with oil, which isn’t compatible with acrylic paints.
Varnishes are used to protect paintings. Spray-on varnish temporarily sets the paint; a brushon varnish permanently protects the work. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for application guidelines. Supports Oil painting supports usually consist of canvas or wood. You can stretch canvas yourself, but it’s much easier to purchase prestretched, primed canvas (stapled to a frame) or canvas board (canvas glued to cardboard). If you choose to work with wood or any other porous material, you must apply a primer first to seal the surface so the oil paints will adhere to the support.