Backpack Essentials for a Successful Plein Air Painting Session

What’s in my backpack? Today, I’m going to give you an in-depth look at my backpack, which is essentially a portable art studio, packed with carefully selected tools for a successful session of painting on location, also known as plein air painting. I hope you’ll find some valuable insights in Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know About Oil Painting Mediums

The use of oil-based mediums in painting can be traced back to ancient times, but the widespread adoption of oil painting mediums, as we understand them today, has its origins in Europe during the Renaissance period. Here’s a brief history of the origin and development of oil painting mediums: Early Continue Reading

Brushes of the Trade: Oil Painting Brushes

If you’re an aspiring oil painter or a seasoned artist looking to elevate your craft, you’re in the right place. Today, we’re diving deep into the world of oil painting brushes. Brushes are your trusted companions on the canvas, and understanding their nuances can help you create true masterpieces. So, Continue Reading

Liquin: A Comprehensive Guide for Oil Painters

Liquin Original, an alkyd resin medium, has become a trusted companion for many oil painters, myself included. Its versatility and ability to modify paint properties have earned it a special place in the art world. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore everything there is to know about Liquin, from Continue Reading

How to make a pochade box that you will love

From Cigar Box to Pochade Box Plein Air painting can be quite the challenge, especially when you find yourself lugging around what feels like double your body weight in art supplies, including those hefty and somewhat cumbersome French easels. They can be a bit like s bit of hassle to Continue Reading

Brush Love: How to deep clean your oil painting brushes

As artists, our brushes are like our companions on the canvas, helping us translate our thoughts into artworks. Proper brush care is essential to maintain their longevity and ensure optimal performance. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the world of brush care and explore the benefits of using Murphy’s Continue Reading