Category: Art Supplies

Prepare a canvas with Gesso

Acrylic Paints and Mediums

June 11, 2019

If the colors in your acrylic paintings are not as vibrant as you would like them to be, the reason could be that your paint is absorbing into the canvas, wood, or other support that you are using, which can dull your paint colors. The answer to your problem is simple — before you paint,…

Watercolor Tools and Materials

Watercolor Tools And Materials

September 7, 2018

Yes I paint in oils, but occasionally I teach drawing, watercolor painting, and acrylic painting. For some reason, my students have more questions about the tools and materials used for watercolor painting than anything else. And if my students are interested in this, maybe you are too — thus this blog post. Here’s what’s needed…

My favorite colors from M. Graham.

Color Palette

October 4, 2017

M. Graham is a small manufacturer in the USA, created by artists with the intent to produce high quality paints. Their work environment is solvent free, which is the approach that I too like to take in my studio — I’m concerned about the environment for our well-being. I can add walnut oil to thin…