What is the Difference Between Oil Painting and Watercolor Painting?

oil painting vs watercolor painting

Before starting on the painting, deciding on the type of paint to use, is a must. Knowing the key difference between oil painting and watercolor painting beforehand can take your work to the next level. There are different types of paints and each one has its own set of attributes that make it unique in […]

How to paint over Oil Paint?

How can you paint over Oil Paint

Sometimes you want to brighten the look of the furniture or bring some new color to a wall that’s begun to yellow. Before you put a paintbrush to it, you will want to know what exactly you are painting over. The paint can be either water-based(latex) or oil paint, but you should be careful with […]

Is Oil Painting Toxic?

can Oil Paint be Toxic

You have probably heard that the fumes of oil painting are very toxic and dangerous. While they have more fumes than latex, it’s a bit more complicated than you think. Not all oil paints are toxic, and the color of these paints varies depending on the pigment. Some are hazardous to inhale, while others have […]

How Long Does Oil Painting Take to Dry?

Oil painting is a medium that has been around longer than most other forms of paint, and their creation has withstood the test of time. One of the most frequent questions is how much time oil painting take to dry, and how can we help prep or speed up the process? Unlike other water-based paints, […]

How do You Paint Cardboard?

How do you paint cardboard?

The beauty of being an artist lies in the fact that the world is my canvas. With a little bit of artistic ingenuity, commonly discarded items become the ingredients for a work of beauty. Did you know, that one of the most useful items in art, that can be found around us is free? Have […]

Should Paintings Be Framed Under Glass?

When you have a painting that you love, it is important to protect it so it can last as long as possible. While framing the painting behind glass may seem like the safest option, that is not always the case, and can actually cause damage if done incorrectly. Should Oil Paintings Be Framed Under Glass? […]

Can you mix acrylic and oil paint?

I remember when I wanted to give my try and mix acrylic and oil paint together. Then I didn’t consider myself as an artist and I didn’t know much about different mediums so I mixed the two and painted a giant sunflower. In the same week, I left for vacation. When I came home a […]

How to clean cigarette smoke from paintings?

Removing cigarette smoke from paintings is a task that should be done meticulously and gently.  While professional refurbishing businesses should clean paintings of cigarette damage and odor, especially if the piece of high value, you may still be able to clean it yourself as well.  How do you clean cigarette smoke off a painting? Cleaning […]

How to tell difference between Acrylic and Oil painting? [8 Tips]

To beginner eye, Painting can look very similar at first glance but you should know the main Difference between Acrylic and Oil Painting. It’s not important just from a knowledge perspective but how we approach to clean and preserve it as well. At first glance, both of these paint mediums look similar, and unless you […]