Portrait Painting Techniques

The following is a list of frequently asked questions about the BOB ROSS Oil Painting Technique and some instruction about the use and care of the materials. A term coined by Russian artist Kazimir Malevich in 1915 to describe a new mode of abstract painting that abandoned all reference to the outside world. His new style claimed “the supremacy of pure feeling or perception in the pictorial arts” and rejected the deliberate illusions of representational painting. Using the basic components of painting’s language—color, line, and brushwork—he constructed a visual vocabulary of colored geometric shapes floating against white backgrounds, which he felt mapped the boundless space of the ideal.

His art reflected his belief in that by taking what we may see as just part of our everyday life and showing us how embedded it is in our psyche and in everything that we do. Consider the Campbell’s Soup Can art. Is it just a soup can? Was it a ‘just’ a soup can before Warhol’s works became famous? No, Campbell’s Soup was already a well established household name. Did Warhol paint them because it meant something? Warhol stated that the paintings represented nothing. No intent, no concept and no meaning.

Once you have decided on your color choice, go your local paint or hardware store with that particular color and have enough paint mixed to cover your entire room. Latex paint should be your first choice for painting your walls. The most common paint sheen for walls is flat, eggshell and satin. Flat finishes will hide flaws in your wall much better than eggshell or satin finishes, but will not resist dirt as well and is harder to clean. Eggshell or satin would be a better choice for high traffic areas. If you will need to paint the trim in your room you will also need to purchase your trim paint. The most common color for painting trim is white, but you can paint it any color that you choose, just be sure that it complements your wall color. Trim paint is usually semigloss or gloss, both of which form a hard shell when dry and holds up very well to wear and tear.

A successful backsplash painting project doesn’t just involve giving a fresh coat of paint to the surface. You have to clear the area so that you get enough space to paint the backsplash. Start with removing kitchen utensils. Next in line are the switch plates. You must scrub the painting area thoroughly. Make use of a commercial-grade tile cleaner for optimum results. The backsplash should be clean and free from food splatters, greasy residue, dust, and grim.

Some of the best design concepts used in digital painting are also often utilized in video games, TV, and films. A similar environment to traditional painting can still be created by an artist digitally as long as they have the software to do so. He or she will still have a canvas, tools to use for painting, the ability to choose from almost any color, and mixing palettes. Of course, this is all done on a computer and not a physical canvas.

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