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Tools of the Trade

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Tools of the Trade

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{Melene Entertainment Stand} ok, this is kinda cool - looks like an antique artist easel!

What Is Art? by Leo Tolstoy

Artists on Art: from the XIV to the XX Century by Robert Goldwater

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed

Robot Check

The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing (Dover Art Instruction): Solomon J. Solomon

Great way to carry my wet plein air paintings done on my raymar panels

artist's paint tubes - a history

right brain, left brain

Seriously?! -- Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week.  A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain.  A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue.  A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.

Masking tape

I clean my brushes with Allback Organic Linseed Soap - once you try it, you'll never want to use anything else! Just rinse your brush in solvent, then rub it in the soap and rinse with warm water. Your brush will be like new! Amazing stuff.

low light photography tips



solution focused | Self Help Daily


The Painter's Bible: "Alla Prima," by Richard Schmid

Artist's blank color chart panel recommended by Richard Schmid
  • Jason Andrea
    Jason Andrea

    Great book!

  • Stephan Masica
    Stephan Masica

    Love to have it - if I could afford it.

  • Jason Andrea
    Jason Andrea

    It's possible they ate publishing it again... Not sure by this may have gone out of print... Which explains the current cost. Mine is a few years old and was a standard price when I bought it... Good luck!

Color charts from Richard Schmid's "Alla Prima"

Zorn palette

I love my 9x12 Guerrilla Painter pochade box!! I take it with me everywhere for plein air painting or when I need to travel light but still want to paint. :-)

Guerrilla Painter Travel Box - Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Gamsol: perfect for cleaning brushes and mixing for a medium (along with stand oil and damar varnish)

Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits - BLICK art materials

This brush holder is innovative and... free!!

Tomato Under Glass

While this is a pretty picture, I would never let my brushes get to this sad state!

Holbein. Love the buttery texture. I use their vermillion, cadmium red, and brilliant pink, among others.

Winsor & Newton Oil Paints.... love them

Dick Blick Art Boards - Oil primed linen panels.