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Remember that adding detail puts emphasis on the focal point.
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Remember that the light source will be the lightest value in a composition.
Can I glue a failed oil painting that was done on linen onto a board (painting side down) in order to prepare the reverse side for use as a new painting surface? I would also like to do the same thing with a roll of triple lead-primed linen that is too slippery for my taste. What glue should I use to attach these oil-covered surfaces to a board?
Today, there are many online means of promoting and selling artwork, and many collectors go online before they head to their nearest gallery.
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The American Artist Acrylic Supplement.
John A. Parks examined the art of Giorgio Morandi in the December issue of American Artist. In one section, he asserted, "[His] paintings are a testimony to the act of something deeply contemplated. It is a kind of painting that has nothing to do with simply recording appearances." We asked Parks to expound upon this bold statement, and he responded with the following essay.
Open spaces can relieve tension in a cramped composition.
Ninety percent of a painting is drawing.