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ArtGuides

We wanted to provide how-tos for beginning artist of all ages, and we will be constantly updating this page so please check back often or use the contact us form if your have any questions.

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Pigments

For best practice when working with pigments please always wear a mask.​

  1. Step 1: Place a small amount of pigment in a heap at the center of the surface. ... 

  2. Step 2: Add oil or paint medium to the pigment slowly—a few drops at a time 

  3. Step 3: Fold the pigment into the oil with the spatula. Refer to link below on how to create binder.

  4. If you have any clumps your can use a muller set, or mortal and pestle to grind out any clumps.

  5. Place your paint in a container and create beautiful art.

Instructions on creating oil paint:

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-Oil-Paint/

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Cleaning brushes

Best practice to keep your paint brushes in great shape is to always clean them after each paint session. If you allow the paint to harden it could ruin your brush. Clean off excess paint back into your extra containers and then use running water to flush remaining paint out of your paint brush.

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Mixing Primary Colors

Did you know that you can mix your primary paint colors to create other colors?

What are your primary colors you ask? Good question!! The primary colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.

And if you mix equal parts of any primary color you get the secondary colors:

Secondary colors include orange, purple, and green, and they're derived from mixing equal amounts of two primary colors at a time. Red and yellow combine to make orange; blue and yellow yield green; and red and blue create purple.