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How to care for oil paintings. Covers environmental considerations, routine care, cleaning, lining, and securing a qualified restorer.
AMERICANA Nov-Dec 1978 (v.6#5) pg. 80

The impressionism of Frank Benson and how to employ his techniques to create sparkling color without sacrificing form. Includes tips on working procedure, palette colors, tone gradations, brush strikes and the handling of light.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1989 (v.6#10) pg. 65

Painting into wet varnish to create a luminous inner light in oil paintings. Details preparing a rigid painting board, toning the surface and painting in layers. Includes suggestions on choosing a varnish and adapting the technique to alla prima painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1989 (v.6#11) pg. 46

Using oil painting techniques with quick-drying alkyds.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 48

Tips on surface preparation for alkyds.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 79

Tips on reworking areas or making minor corrections on an oil painting that has been coated with varnish.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 118

How to create an underpainting for oils using acrylic paints and gesso.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1990 (v.7#4) pg. 60

Tips on using red clay or pencil to make preparatory drawings for an oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 8

Textures in oil. A layered approach in oil painting that adds character to brick, wood, concrete and metal.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1990 (v.7#5) pg. 96

Expressiveness in oil painting brushwork. Two solutions for striking a balance between monotony and chaos.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 62

Advice on painting over a primed canvas coated with safflower oil to create crackle.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1990 (v.7#8) pg. 90

A technique for loosening up (sparking up) works in oils. Sketches with Conte crayon are overpainted with tinted gesso and transparent, liquid glazes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 52

How to use oils and still meet quick deadlines. Techniques include the use of Bristol Board, ballpoint pen for transferring the sketch and a spray of fixitive between layers of color. Three other ways to effectively hasten the drying time of oil paint are also noted.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 87

Recapture Renaissance realism in oil paintings. A four-stage process for setting up the darks first, adding a toning layer, bringing up the lights with tempera, and finishing with color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1990 (v.7#11) pg. 49

Ten techniques for handling oil paint to create well-crafted works.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1991 (v.8#2) pg. 43

Palette knife painting. How to control the edges, thickness and shape of knife strokes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1991 (v.8#7) pg. 39
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1991 (v.8#10) pg. 10

Three ways to paint thin lines when working in oil.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1991 (v.8#8) pg. 6

Using an acrylic underpainting and a limited palette to simplify and speed up painting in oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 52

Techniques for adding both the look and feel of texture to a painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 64

Painting "over the edge" in oils to create accuracy, volume and a natural look.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1991 (v.8#11) pg. 63

Seven points for accurate oils. How to bring a painting closer to nature.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 58

Give oil paintings an emotional edge. Building mood from a Mars violet base.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 98

Advice on how to get a heavier, richer paint surface with stronger impasto in oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 106

How to remove bloom on a varnished oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 107

The basics of oil painting. A guide to the tools and techniques needed to get started.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1992 (v.9#4) pg. 58

A guide to traveling with oils. A description of equipment, organization and methods for creating and protecting wet canvases while you travel.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 52

Putting sparkle into oils. How to brush oils over a toned canvas to get the glowing look of light.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 59

Build a rich oil surface. How to give an oil painting a new dimension by juxtaposing different surface qualities.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1992 (v.9#6) pg. 28

Constructive copying. How to decipher the work of the masters and improve your own painting by copying masterpieces.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1992 (v.9#9) pg. 56

Mixing colorful grays in oil. A guide to painting sparkle into the gray areas.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 70

Advice on reworking varnished oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 86

How to rework too-hard edges in oil to soften them.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1992 (v.9#12) pg. 77

Keeping a painting fresh. How to make the accidents in oil painting work for you. Some exercises that help you practice being loose.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 54

How to apply oil paint to achieve crisp edges.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 22

Five steps to solid oils. The basics for paintings that capture the look and spirit of a subject.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 66

Hatching vibrant oils. How to build brilliance into artwork with small lines of color.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1993 (v.10#5) pg. 56

Capturing the big look. How to put life into an oil painting by recreating the freshness of the sketch.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 54

Advice on using grisaille (an achromatic underpainting technique) in oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 82

Three ways to see and paint shapes and color in oil. Creating images by (1) "thinking" abstractly, (2) finding a catalyst, and (3) painting relationships instead of things.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 47

How to paint in both oil and acrylic by manipulating layers of translucent color so the finished work has the aura of an old photograph.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 53

A seven-step system for oil painting that involves the use of sweeping strokes with oversized brushes and templates to create accurate shapes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 80

How to produce paintings that "glow." Exercises in monoprint, watercolor and oils demonstrate how to "pull light" from a dark ground.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 86

How to rework a small section of a finished oil or acrylic painting. Differences in working on a painting less than a year old and on one older than a year are explained.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 30

The pros and cons of painting oils into wet varnish or of using a layer of retouching varnish to "wet" colors on a painting to ease color matching from session to session.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 31

The techniques of "scumbling" and the Classic Multiple Layer Method are explained.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 74

Advice on glazing with oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 77

Some basics for getting a subject in an oil painting to look three-dimensional.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1994 (v.11#11) pg. 56

A review of the "layers" in an oil painting and what each one contributes to a work's permanence.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1995 (v.12#1) pg. 21

An eight-step oil painting process for observing and translating any subject in any painting style.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 84

Tip shows how to make a drying rack for oil paintings from a cardboard box with slots cut in each end.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 3A

How luster, luminosity and iridescence contribute to the mood and setting in an oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1995 (v.12#5) pg. 46

How to draw with oils as a way to generate spontaneity and creativity.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 14

Advice on surface preparation to ensure permanence when painting with oils on metal.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 40

Create highly realistic oil paintings with depth and luminosity by using a single, thin layer of transparent color and as little paint as possible.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1996 (v.13#2) pg. 58

Oil painting basics. Information on materials, composition and painting techniques for the beginner.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 30

How to create a mood in oil paintings through the use of glazes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 48

Tips on reducing brush "drag" while underpainting in oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 73

Suggestions for removing unwanted oil paint buildup.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 40

Making pictures tell a story. How to create stronger narrative paintings by the choice of interior scenes.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Sep 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 59

Guidelines for avoiding cracking in oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 39

Putting your colors to work. Four keys for transforming color-mixing theory into practical reality when working in oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1996 (v.13#10) pg. 48

Lessons of the Impressionists. Advice on improving perceptions of color and how to apply oils using the "broken color" technique. A six-step guide to painting the Impressionist way is offered.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1996 (v.13#11) pg. 40
Added Info ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 8

Forty minutes to better oils. How to use preliminary sketches in planning an oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1996 (v.13#11) pg. 74

Advice on applying a final coat (or sealer) over oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1996 (v.13#12) pg. 28

Creating parallel strokes of oil paint that let undercolors show through. Advice on brushmanship, brush shapes and bristle types.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 76

Color rub-in overpainting technique in oils explained.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 78

Tips for perking up dense, colorless shadows in oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 28

Reworking dried oils. A description of problems that may be encountered.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 72

A summary of the types and causes of deterioration in oil paintings and restoration techniques.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 80

Advice against using paper for sgraffito painting technique.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jul 1997 (v.14#7) pg. 69

Exploring the mastery of Edouard Manet's work which bridged the gap between classical painting traditions and Impressionism.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1997 (v.14#10) pg. 64

How to use the "gray mixing" process when working in oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 84

Glaze your way to deep, rich color. How to apply layers of semi-transparent oil paint on top of a dry underpainting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 45

An explanation of a multiple-layering method to introduce full color over an oil grisaille (underpainting).
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 74

An explanation of "blanching" and "blooming" in an oil painting, why they occur and what can be done to remove them.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Apr 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 76

Clean color, clear light. How to use pure color in a oil painting to capture the movement of light over glass objects.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1998 (v.15#5) pg. 50

Organizing oils for the outdoors. A list of equipment and other helpful hints.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 23

The simple truths about working in oil. An outline of the basic tools and techniques. Includes 20 tips for working safely with oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1998 (v.15#6) pg. 40

Capture the colors of white. Tips for creating realistic white objects with oils.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 32

Getting the scoop on scumbling, a technique that can work in oil, watercolor or acrylic in which a semi-transparent layer of color is brushed over a darker layer of dry paint.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1998 (v.15#8) pg. 61

Experience impasto. Two approaches to this texture-producing technique in oil paintings.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Oct 1998 (v.15#10) pg. 29

Balancing art and accuracy. How to create accurate, but lively historical scenes in oil.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Dec 1998 (v.15#12) pg. 46

How to even out matte and glossy sections in an oil painting and adjust the overall gloss.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Feb 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 77

Advice on using mediums in oil painting for fat-over-lean painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Mar 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 40

Gearing up for the great outdoors. An introduction to the supplies needed to paint in oil or watercolor outdoors.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE May 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 20

Restarting an oil painting after a year. How to prepare the surface so the new paint layer will bond properly.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 38

The many moods of light. Techniques for defining major light and dark shapes and using color to define depth and form in an oil painting.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Jun 1999 (v.16#6) pg. 40

Tips on the "fat-over-lean" oil painting technique.
ARTIST'S MAGAZINE Aug 1999 (v.16#8) pg. 78

Painting the Bob Ross way. An introduction to the wet-on-wet technique for oils.
CRAFTS Mar 1994 (v.17#3) pg. 84

Mixed-media magic. How to combine acrylics with oils on the same surface to create exciting possibilities.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1993 (v.20#4) pg. 18

Painting perfect lines. How to use a ruling pen to create lines with either oil or acrylic paints.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Sep-Oct 1993 (v.20#5) pg. 14

Making the switch to oils. How to transfer acrylic painting skills to the oil palette.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Mar-Apr 1996 (v.23#2) pg. 58

An oil painter's guide to preparing wooden surfaces for decorative painting. Covers sealing, sanding, staining, adding accents and spray finishes.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jan-Feb 1997 (v.24#1) pg. 67

Oil painting essentials. Five painting strategies for mastering the medium of oils.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1997 (v.24#4) pg. 72

Tips on correcting common oil painting mistakes (using too much paint, going outside the lines and using the wrong color.)
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Jul-Aug 1998 (v.25#4) pg. 10

An explanation of how to dry brush using either acrylic or oil paints. Common problems and how to avoid them noted.
DECORATIVE ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Dec 1999 (v.26#6) pg. 24

Restoring oil paintings. The structure of an oil painting, how to line a canvas, stretching and cleaning, and applying a varnish coating.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1978 (v.2#4) pg. 51

Tip: Use petroleum jelly to keep screw caps from sticking to tubes of oil paints.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 20

Tip: How to clean an old oil painting of grime, grease, and smoke by using half an onion.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1984 (v.12#2) pg. 43

"Fishing Buddies" picture is painted in oils and features a boy and his dog fishing from a bridge into a canal. Intermediate painting level.
TOLE WORLD #103 Mar-Apr 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 44

Tip suggests how to depict stucco walls with cracks and bricks showing and with a rough texture.
TOLE WORLD #125 Nov-Dec 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 56

"English Cottage" oil painting. Includes instructions for decorating the mat with a tree and flowers in one corner.
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 26

"Singing in the Rain" picture painted in oils features a duck spashing in a tub of water at the bottom of a downspout.
TOLE WORLD #129 Jul-Aug 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 50