Painting Using the Fractal GradientPainting using oil is no easy task.Painting Using the Fractal Gradient by PrimalExpression
The time involved often spans over days, weeks, months, sometimes even years.
The mediums involved are often far and few between in the way of texture, consistency, and overall chemical makeup.
When I was still under the guidance of my mentor William Vanya, he always used to tell me; it all comes down to fractals, Chris.
Now that I've had the time to analyze his methods I think that I have come to a realization about what he was telling me in regards to this new painting style.
Imagine, if you will, that you and everything that you experience is contained within a shakra. Now, for us to experience our inward sense of space/time (especially the way it relates to hand-eye coordination) can be viewed as a consistent pattern. This pattern is something like a continuum, or an elongated fractal column, stretching out again and again in infinite different pathways. This would be much like a metal rod juiced up with 10000 volts of electrical charge, each tim
Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife!Painting With A Knife! by Goodnight-Melbourne
You all may have seen those old masterpieces – painted in impasto techniques with rich and bold use of thick coats of colours and you have wondered how on earth they could do that.
So lets take a peek in the old masters' tools and techniques.
Today we will talk about a less used traditional technique – painting with a knife. Though it's a second most famous technique but not much artists use this technique.
Painting with a knife results in excellent textures, helps in bold application of thick rich colours, and, gives a whole new different level and style to your paintings.
Painting knives are very useful in impasto technique – both in acrylics and oils. Besides interesting textures, this certain tool gives you more control over paint and opens up a lot of ways to experiment. In one sentence, painting with a knife brings up your painting styles at a new height.
Some people says this technique can't be used to put
Artist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment IIArtist's Toolbox: Watercolor equipment II by jane-beata
✿ Watercolor Equipment II - Additional Tools
In the first week of Artist's Toolbox, we discussed basic Watercolor Equipment such as paper, brushes and paints. Second week's article presents additional tools, equipment that some artists use to enhance their watercolor creations or just for the fun of it, however none of them is crucial to create a watercolor painting.
I divided these tools into two categories - those used to Create Highlights and those used to Create Textures. Bottom part of this article belongs to our watercolorists and their Personal Experience regarding additional tools.
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