This article on Casey Baugh and his tips and techniques for painting portraits in oil is excerpted from the article “Practice Makes Perfect” by Louise B. Hafesh in the April 2010 issue of Magazine.“I pretty much grew up with a pencil in my hand,” says Casey Baugh, who until the ninth grade was home-schooled in an environment that placed emphasis on drawing and the arts.
Q. I enjoy using Maroger medium in my oil painting but would like to get away from using anything lead-based. Can you suggest a medium (or a medium recipe) that comes close to simulating Maroger?A. In the late 1940s, a French restorer named Jacques Maroger described an oil painting medium known as Rubens jelly.
We have a two-for-one pick this week at Jen’s Picks! The uncharacteristic and wonderfully mild weather we’re having this August in Cincinnati is inspiring us to want to paint landscapes full of light and color before the darker days of Autumn set in.First up, there’s Vivid Color Landscapes: M. Katherine Hurley Paints Pastels, where you can learn fantastic pastel techniques for painting vibrant color onto wheat fields.
Robert Gamblin developed his art career and paint manufacturing business by learning how quality paints are made and how they can be used safely and effectively in the studio.by M. Stephen Doherty Evening Makena2007, oil, 24 x 18.Collection the artist.The best art-materials companies are often headed by someone with a deep understanding and appreciation of artists.
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New Hampshire artist Roland Simard takes papermaking to the next level with his pulp paintings.by Stephanie KaplanShadow Pool2007, fiber, 24 x 18. Collection the artist.New Hampshire artist Roland Simard’s paintings are all about creating layers of texture. “I was attracted to how luminous the fiber pigments were in contrast to what you see in paint,” the artist explains, “and it’s a lot of fun to work with the pulp.