Art libraries are great ways of researching different artists and paintings from the past and there are many available, both online and also traditional libraries with printed publications. This article takes a broad look at ...
Remove varnish top coats with sandpaper, prior to application.sandpapier image by Thomas Aumann from Fotolia.comWhen it comes to painting wood furniture, preparation is key to avoiding paint failure. In addition, improper application techniques can lead to unattractive finishes, marred...
Comic book covers can be eye catching with the detail work and color. The amount of work put into a comic book cover can take minutes or it can longer depending on the artist and their vision for the drawing. Varying the line thickness using inking pens can give the appearance of thickness and depth
While there is no set historical time period that can be attributed to the beginning of painting, it is safe to assume that painting has been a part of human history from the beginning. Painting allows the artist to represent a specific mood through the colors and direction of the piece, therefore t
College students -- or those of college age -- often graduate from their high school decor. It is time to redecorate your room to reflect your new position in life. College students are typically forbidden from painting their dorm room walls, but if you live off-campus, you have more freedom to deco
Writing or drawing in pencil on black paper can be challenging because many of the lead colors don't show up as distinctly on black as they do on white or other colors. However, there are some steps you can take to make your pencil drawings stand out against a black background.
Most types of paintings which prominently featured women who were not of religious or mythical importance in 17th century Western art were portraits. Occasionally, painters, such as Diego Velasquez or Johannes Vermeer, would feature women in domestic scenes who were not posing for a commissioned por
An important first step in oil painting is to make a drawing on the canvas to establish the composition. Traditionally, this first drawing was made with vine charcoal. Vine charcoal is the ideal medium for this under drawing, because you can easily rub it off with a rag if you make a mistake, yet th
Craftsmen make gold leaf by hammering gold into tissue-thin sheets. Gold leaf is most often used in a process called gilding in which the sheets are applied to decorative items such as statues, picture frames or mirrors. Gold leaf is also commonly used in interior decoration and architecture and is
Stripping paint off of concrete can be a challenge. Concrete is very porous, so paint has a tendency to form a very strong bond with it. The key to stripping paint off of your concrete is to use a heavy-duty stripper designed for use on concrete. A concrete stripper is designed to absorb into the co
If you'd like to alter the look of a built-in wall unit by refinishing it with paint, consider a critical point before starting the application process. Untreated wall units will ultimately reject painted finishes. Treat your wall unit with a primer base coat, or flaking will occur. Use a particular