It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated – Oil Painting Time Lapse / Commentary

It Doesn’t Have to be Complicated – Oil Painting Time Lapse / Commentary

For this video, the commentary is in the subtitles. This way, you can watch the time lapse and only listen to the music if you prefer.Enjoy ! For this episode, I would like to talk about simplicity and its implications in the painting process. To a lot of people, especially beginners, painting is an intricate chain […]

Read More

Commissioner 101 or HOW TO HIRE ARTISTS ONLINE, Pricing, Vetting, etc | For Future Reference Vlog

Commissioner 101 or HOW TO HIRE ARTISTS ONLINE, Pricing, Vetting, etc | For Future Reference Vlog

[EMOJI] Hey it’s Eli aka Atlas. And today’s video is a BIG plot twist: because it is NOT for my fellow artist brethren… and sistren? Instead, today’s video is squarely for those who require our artistic services. In other words–that’s right–this video is for COMMISSIONERS. Whether you’re a first timer looking for someone to flesh […]

Read More

Artist PAINTS Without SIGHT | The Happiness Stories

Artist PAINTS Without SIGHT | The Happiness Stories

(dramatic instrumental music) – I guess, you know, there are some days I’m like a James Bond martini, more shaken than stirred, you know, but it’s just me on that day. You know, on the next day, it doesn’t mean that’s the way I’m gonna be the day after. So just learning how to deal […]

Read More

I Repainted My FIRST Painting 10 YEARS Later (2010 vs 2019 Self Portrait)

I Repainted My FIRST Painting 10 YEARS Later (2010 vs 2019 Self Portrait)

* The year was 2010. Jersey Shore was my favorite show. Yo, shut your mouth, you dirty little hamster! YouTube was at its golden era. Hide your kids. Hide your wife. Adele was “rolling in the deep!” I was a senior in high school and I just started making my very first YouTube channel. Diego, […]

Read More

New Water Paintings, Studio Update, Plein Air Fail | Lena’s Art Diary #17

New Water Paintings, Studio Update, Plein Air Fail | Lena’s Art Diary #17

you’re judging me you’re judging me for eating pasta for breakfast? the weather in Florida has finally become nice enough to be comfortable outside and it makes me so happy being outdoors during this time of year this also means I can finally open all the windows in the house and not risk getting mold […]

Read More

How to paint in oil ACEO art cards fairy tale magic rainbow cats kitty speed painting video HD

How to paint in oil ACEO art cards fairy tale magic rainbow cats kitty speed painting video HD

Hi This is a video of how to paint in oil cats. I did a quick sketch to put down my idea of the scene. Then I draw it on the panel. I have to seal the drawing down with a very diluted painting medium. I use Flemish Siccative painting medium. It’s oily but has […]

Read More

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 1: “The Work Before The Work”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins –  Episode 1: “The Work Before The Work”

In this series we’re going to be taking an in-depth look at the entire conservation process as it relates to one painting. This untitled scene of Fifth Avenue in winter executed in oil on canvas by the American impressionist painter Guy Wiggins arrived at the studio in need of desperate conservation. The painting had an […]

Read More

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 2: ” The Cleaning Process”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 2: ” The Cleaning Process”

If you remember many different cleaning agents were tested to determine which one would be most effective at removing the accumulated surface grime and enable access to the varnish. Ultimately, a protease enzyme cleaner proved to be not only the best at removing the grime but also one of the more gentle and safest solutions. […]

Read More

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 3: “On Structural Issues”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 3: “On Structural Issues”

Before embarking on any structural work Washi is adhered to the face of the painting with a reversible conservation adhesive. Using small sections of paper enables better conformation to the impasto and easier handling. This facing is done after the cleaning to ensure that none of the grime or old varnish interacts with the adhesive […]

Read More

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 7: “Finally, The Frame”

The Conservation of Guy Wiggins – Episode 7: “Finally, The Frame”

Upon seeing the painting after conservation my client wisely decided that addressing the frame would not only be prudent but be of great benefit to the painting as well. Having installed the painting into the frame with brackets and screws, the removal was easy and didn’t subject the painting to any unnecessary stress. Before any […]

Read More