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: Painting with Squiggling Techniques
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'Squiggling' is the expert's personal term. You get a flat brush, 2 pigments, and keep your brush in constant motion.  Start on the canvas and make slow circular motion.  If you add a little medium the paint explodes. (2:15)
August 11, 2009 at 06:25 AM
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How to Use Advanced Spraying Techniques
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Take a fan brush with pigment and liquid medium-douce it so that the brush is dripping.  Take the fan brush-pull it back with your fingers and let it go to spray onto the canvas to make speckling.
August 11, 2009 at 06:30 AM
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Ages: 11 - 18
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How to Use Fingers to Paint
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The expert cautions, that if using oil paints, you MUST wash your hands with extra care to remove the oil paints. Put the paint on your fingertips and tap, then drag to push the paint around the canvas-getting great blending techniques. (1:42)
August 11, 2009 at 06:37 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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How to Correct Painting Mistakes
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How do you make up for the little mistakes in your painting?  To fix it use paper towel or a rag if you are working in oils you have a few hours to correct your mistakes.  If the paper towel gets saturated grab more. (1:45)
August 11, 2009 at 06:33 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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Make a Thumbnail Sketch for an Oil Painting
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This Expert Villiage video shows how one makes a thumbnail sketch and why it is important in an oil painting. This sketch gives you ideas about the shades of light and dark, colors you might use, and how the painting might play out. (1:31)
July 11, 2009 at 01:10 PM
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Painting with Negative Space and Silhouettes
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Here's another technique. A great number of people find it easier to see or find images in shapes rather than from lines. When drawing from line the mind often gets caught up in symbols, whereas when focusing on contour or silhouettes it does not. Fo... [more]
April 2, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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Ages: 10 - 18
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How to Mask When Painting
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Masking is tape applied to your canvas.  Fill around there with a think layer of paint.  Fill in all around the taped area-nothing should be showing. Take the tape off gently.  This gives you straight lines. (2:25)
August 11, 2009 at 06:17 AM
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Ages: 14 - 18
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How to Define the Edges of an Oil Painting
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Set the focal point of your painting.  Then set some harder edges and work to get contrasts between the figure and the background. (1:29)
August 11, 2009 at 06:44 AM
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