I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON AN ARTICLE that will feature Painting Pointers and Tips for artists. Would love to have you participate by passing along one of your faves. All media and artist levels welcome.
Please help me make this list an inspirational working tool for all artists:
1. Share your favorite painting tip. Be sure to include your name, media and website along with some background or anecdote about your discovery .
2. Tell a friend (or friends). Share a link to this site with fellow artists for their input.
3. Feel free to add your suggestions here and/or e-mail them to me at: email@example.com.
4. Follow my blog. I will publish periodic updates about this collaboration along with the publication date for the article.
HERE'S MY TIP: This was passed along by noted still life master painter and consummate teacher, Frank Arcuri.
When attempting to match a color in your set up, hold a a small mirror at arms length in front of you. Position it in such a way as to view your set up and canvas in the same frame. Still holding the mirror in one hand, with the other, lay down a stroke of mixed color on your canvas. You'll see right away if it is a good match. Really works!