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Painting on the Net

Log on to these informative websites to get more details about oil paintings


PAINTING HAS emerged as the most important medium to make a strong art statement. While several new media are slowly making inroads into the painting scene, oil on canvas still remains popular for artists and art lovers . Here are a few sites that give detailed information on art. Know more about oil painting, read tips, techniques and how-to-dos to improve your skills.

Wet canvas

http://www.wetcanvas.com: Wet canvas is part magazine, part virtual classroom, and part reference site. It is the largest community site on the Internet with a specific focus on the visual artist. Find a complete array of art lessons and tutorials for all levels of artists.

Art studio chalkboard

http://www2.evansville.edu/studiochalkboard/paint.html: A website created as a resource for artists and art students that focuses on the technical fundamentals of perspective, shading, colour and painting. There is some valuable information on the basics of painting, and a few notes on oil painting.


Art net

http://www.artnet.com: This website is a place to buy, sell and research fine art online. It has around 1,300 galleries, 36,000 works and is a network of about 13,000 artists. Go through the magazine section and read reviews and features by some of the expert painters.

Passion for paint

http://www.passionforpaint.com: `Passion for paint' is for all those who love art and painting from the hobby painter to the professional fine artist. Get regular updates of news from around the world, tips to help improve your artwork and articles by artists and illustrators.

The artist's magazine

http://www.artistsmagazine.com: It is considered a nuts-and-bolts, instructional resource for the working artist in search of artistic and professional success. Register and get a free e-mail newsletter with tons of information and articles.

Painting techniques and palettes

http://www.gamblincolors.com/howtp.html: Gamblin, makers of artist materials, educates painters on indirect and direct painting, painting with varnishes, and choosing from different palettes when setting up to paint in various situations.

Oil painting techniques

http://www.oilpainting techniques.com: Whether beginning a new genre of painting or continuing the one you already enjoy, it is always extremely beneficial to adopt a seasoned mentor. Learn oil painting in a step-by-step way that is easy to understand at this site.

Art oil paintings education tips

http://www.1art.com/index.htm: A very informative site offering some free oil painting lessons online and painting forums. At the free painting technical forum, you can get acquainted with the advice of others, ask questions and receive answers, and also share your findings. Some membership privileges are available, but for paying members only.

Collection of sketchbooks

http://archivesofamericanart.si.edu/exhibits/sketchbk/sketchbk.htm: A sketchbook is like a diary, highly personal, what you put in it is up to you and for your eyes only if you choose. Take a look at this collection of sketchbooks from the Archives of American Art for a glimpse into various artists' thinking.

AYYAPPA NAGUBANDI

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