TECHNIQUES in PAINTING, DRAWING and CALLIGRAPHY
My explorations in Techniques
- Multi Layered Painting: With images of the various stages, my technique of using three layers of color to achieve optical grays.
- 1. Some Chemicals (Methyl Hydrate, Glycerine, Plasters); 2.Pushing and Scraping Paint. A technique whereby you can execute a rough sketch, a finished painting, or do calligraphy in oil or acrylic paints
- In Quest of Solidity. Some of my techniques, or call them tricks, for drawing and painting solid appearing objects.
- Egg Tempera and Egg/Oil Emulsions Some of my experiences and information gleaned from elsewhere.
Above, a technique for studying the light gradations of a painting or photograph. I used Corel Photopaint, but other programs will have similar methods available. 1. Original (Da Vinci), 2. Convert to Greyscale and Gaussian Blur, 3. Posterize, 4. Edge Detect, 5. Recombine with original.
- A virtual encyclopedia of art techniques. Especially good for information about various oil painting mediums.
- Island Blue Art Supplies. Sometimes it is easier to order on line, than walk a mile to an art store. This will be convenient for Canadians needing art supplies.
- Artists Supplies: all sorts of artists mediums formulated from the secrets of the Old Masters. Included here because it also has some good tutorials on classical painting techniques.
Some sites for Egg Tempera and Mische Technique
- www.eggtempera.com - this site is definitive in matters of egg tempera
- www.brigidmarlin.com this site demonstrates mische technique
- www.kamapigment.com - this site from Quebec includes a recipe for egg/oil emusion and also supplies powdered pigments.
- www.currys.com - this is Curry's art supplies with stores in several South Ontario cities. The web site does not mention powdered pigments, but they have them, and they can also get you Frederick's Gesso mix, rabbit skin glue, and marble , none of which are mentioned on the site