Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oil Painting Tutorial II- Mini Canvas



You can find out about an inexpensive tool you may already have and a fun technique for painting on a small canvas in this tutorial. If you want to watch a larger screen, click on "Painting tutorial" to go to youtube.

10 comments:

picciolo said...

Hi Shayla, what a great video, I loved seeing you at work. Using the knife blade looks good, I don't think I would get the same results as you though! But I think those tiny paintings are wonderful.
: )

kath said...

Oh, I've just popped over from Tracy at Pink Purl's and am at work with exactly two minutes left on my lunch hour ... I'll be back tonight to visit, I think I'm going to enjoy spending a little time here.

jeane said...

wonderful tip Shayla, thank you :)

Tracy said...

This is terrific! Very interesting--thanks for the fun, Shayla! And love the new photo of you in the sidebar. :o) Happy Day ((HUGS)) Oh, and thanks for the cheer on The Blog Cafe... drop us a line if you'd like to play host on week!

Margaret Ryall said...

Very interesting tip Shayla. I love finding new ways to apply paint. I've also cut a credit card into strips and angled one end. It is similar to what you showed with the knife but provides a little more flexibility. Have you ever scratched the canvas? I have!

Shayla said...

Thanks, gals. Jane, nobody's marks look exactly the same. That's a good thing, I think. Kath, nice to meet you. Jeane, you're welcome. Tracy, the new blog cafe is a good idea. I'm looking forward to getting together. Margaret, yes, I've scratched right down to the canvas. Neat effect, isn't it? I've never cut through the canvas,although I know an artist who likes to do that.

ArtPropelled said...

Thanks Shayla. I enjoyed the tutorial.

neva gagliano said...

glad you stopped by leaving such nice comments about my paintings. i'm liking the small canvas tutorial, will give it another listen, and try some...thanks and enjoy your week!

Terrill Welch said...

I really appreciate your taking the time to go through the various tools and the need to go small for a small canvas Shayla. I love my palette knives and wouldn't want to be painting in oils without them.

Regina said...

Fascinating & great to see you at work. Thanks for the tips!