Painting Tip ‘r Tools

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Can You Mix Different Paint Brands?

Can You Mix Different Paint Brands?

Today's Question: Am I able to mix different brands of paint, or will that eventually cause issues with my painting? Answer: Yes, it's perfectly acceptable to mix different brands. In fact, most professional artists use more than one brand of paint because they've...

My Preferred Palette Scraper Alternative

My Preferred Palette Scraper Alternative

Today's Tool: Palette Scraper Although some artists love to paint with them, one of the primary purposes of a palette knife is cleaning our palettes. Even though I do use mine for scraping up wet paint piles to save for later, a palette knife doesn’t work nearly as...

How do You Keep Your Paint from Drying Out?

How do You Keep Your Paint from Drying Out?

This week's Painting Tip 'r Tool comes from a question asked by dozens of our members. Q: Do you use all the paint on your palette for each painting? If you leave it on for a day or two how do you keep it from drying out? A: "That's a horrible waste of oil paint on a...

What Kind of Painting Palette Do You Use?

What Kind of Painting Palette Do You Use?

Q: Love the look of your Masterworks frames! When you frame your paintings yourself, how do you back them? And how do you attach them to the frame? A: Having a dedicated tool box for framing supplies can speed up the process.  In the early 90’s a wise young gallery...

Why Do You Prefer Painting Wet on Wet?

Why Do You Prefer Painting Wet on Wet?

Q: Tell me about your painting palette. Looks like a whiteboard but I know it's not. I would love to have that amount of space! A: My studio palette is a porcelain table I’ve been using for about 30 years. It’s 25 inches deep by 40 inches wide and stands 30 inches...

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