Thursday, May 30, 2013

Oil paintings

Oil paintings: some situations to consider before you start painting Why cracks occur in some pictures? There are several things working in the paint and that must be taken into account when addressing a work if it is to this last and not altered. One of the points to check are the layers of paint that are overlapping. It happens sometimes that it is less flexible than the other which has been placed under and this produces the appearance of some brands. Another possibility is that it is painted on a hard surface, very patinosa and where the paint washes off. The base can not absorb the paint placed on top but if it is thick. Extreme changes in temperature, strong current heating and extreme cold can cause cracks, especially in paints applied to tables but also on canvas is produced. The lack or poor tensioning of fabrics also collaborates with these cracks

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vanina Martinez paintings, glazes and washes


Glazes and washes in painting

A glaze, if we talk about oil or a watered-down, if we speak of acrylic or other water-based paint is but a transparency. They are very light application load in terms of painting that achieve a movement and certain effects that can not be achieved with direct loading of paintIf you work with oil, these can be done with turpentine oil with turpentine.If we work with water based paints will use water, some varnish to water, be it matte, semi-matte or glossy, water FixerAlso, once the glaze dried, dry pigments can be interspersed applied with a brush or rag. Then will have been fixed.


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Mixed media in painting

The use of mixed media in painting is very common in recent years. The materials available on the market and finding different textures and techniques makes are not as pure and tight to a single material. One point to note is that the materials that apply have enough grip on the cloth or wooden board, this provision will not take off later parts of the work.Some interesting materials to use is building cement and sand. These need a fixer to adhere onto the surface. One option is the fixer preferably water which is used for the walls before applying the paint. But instead of diluting puro.The sand and the cement can be painted once dry or may be pigmented before placing. It can be applied with a spatula or stiff bristle brushes.Asphalt paint is another material that generates different finishes depending as dilute. If pure stands will have a good shiny finish when diluted with turpentine will overshadow but also would lower its intensity.In more technical brief. I give you some examples


mixed media, abstract paintings, paintings with cement, paintings with sand

mixed media, abstract paintings, paintings with cement, paintings with sand