Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [painting]

This tag should be used when asking general questions about the act or process of painting itself (verb form), to specify materials are going to be used for a painting project or existing painting, or when asking questions about an existing painting (noun form).

0
votes
1answer
44 views

What are the differences between different black oil paints?

Assuming they are all the same grade (let's assume professional grade to simplify the question), what makes one better for one purpose or another? I understand that there are a variety to choose from: ...
3
votes
0answers
23 views

How can I make egg-tempera that doesn't deteriorate?

I've been working with a traditional egg-tempura technique that I was taught, but I have had some problems with the paintings later on. The recipe is essentially one egg-yolk (without the yolk's ...
3
votes
2answers
53 views

How to paint rough but distinguishable people with oil paints?

I've been teaching myself wet on wet expressionist style oil painting lately and my landscapes, cities look awesome. But... But when I go to add some small detail in amongst the fray, particularly ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

Technical advices for getting better with oil pastels?

I'm very new in both landscape painting / drawing and using, mixing colors so one of the reason for making relatively simple paintings is my unexperience. I got a small pack of oil pastels as a ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

What classical painting depicts a trial or a slavery bidding, where a naked female is standing before a crowd? [closed]

By 'classical' I mean it looked not modern, so it had to be painted at least 100 years ago. I came across that painting in maybe an educational video, but can in no way remember what is was. The ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

What are the different type of artist brush configurations and their purposes?

I have bought many paint brushes recently, for acrylic, oil, watercolor, etc. I'm experimenting with paint at this stage. Some of the brush packages have little charts showing what the different ...
2
votes
2answers
34 views

Advice on preserving an old painting

The image attached is of a painting which is deteriorating around the edges of the frame. The paint appears to be falking off of the canvas. It is between 70 and 80 years old, I don't know what type ...
2
votes
4answers
84 views

Can I be a painter as colorblind?

https://enchroma.com/pages/moderate-protan Based on this and previous, "normal" (with doctor) tests I'm having red-green color blindness. As for real life experience, I don't think it's very strong, ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

Breathable painting for acoustic panels?

I wanted to have a picture painted by my friend onto an acoustic panel in my room. I contacted some local companies working on such projects, but they work only with printing on this material. ...
1
vote
1answer
85 views

What type of painting is this watercolor?

What is the below type of art is called? And what type of paper and colors are used here? Can you do that using acrylic colors?
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Why is everyone so secretive about pricing for painting miniatures? [closed]

I have some Gloomhaven miniatures which I am trying to get painted. I am trying to find the appropriate price to offer someone to paint these miniatures. I went to https://www.reddit.com/r/...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

What is the name of this painting genre?

I know the genre is related to photo realism/hyper realism, It's photo realism/hyper realism, But I want to know what's the name of it with this tools!? They use graphite, They use brush and dark ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

What type of color I should use to color my shoes?

I want to color my old shoes but I'm not sure what type of color will be long lasting, so the color won't be washed away when it rains or when I wash them.
3
votes
2answers
50 views

How to make black paint marks over another colour

I'm wondering if anyone knows how I would make the black paint marks on the side of this sign as shown in the photo. I cant seem to make them identical to the photo. I have tried using a foam ...
4
votes
2answers
52 views

Stainless steel spray coating

I'm using spray gun with automatic reciprocator system to coloring stainless steel sheet with some translucent lacquer. However, I found the color is unevenly sprayed and can't figure why is it uneven....
-1
votes
1answer
76 views

Who is the person in this artwork? [closed]

Who is the person in the picture? I'm thinking he might be famous but I can't be sure...
4
votes
2answers
71 views

What paints can be used on eggs?

Being into the decorating of eggs recently, an Orthodox tradition, and I am wondering which paints are most suited towards this type of work. My curiosity extends towards the possibility of using ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Stencil on wood issue

I have a board that I stained and poly’d and now am having trouble with the final step. I have script alphabet stencils and can’t seem to find a great way to use them. I have stencil brushes and am ...
1
vote
1answer
68 views

Why is this painting with Link from Ocarina of Time funny or ironic? [closed]

There is an artist in Buffalo named Dave Pollot who takes famous paintings or works of art and inserts characters or cartoons in them to make them funny. I got this one for my husband: I don't know a ...
1
vote
3answers
95 views

Are acrylic painting tutorial videos different from oil painting videos?

I am passionate about (young) man portraiture and I am myself trying to create acrylic portraits and therefore I am trying to learn this art from youtube videos. Unfortunately there are almost no ...
3
votes
4answers
63 views

kinds paper to work with while working with watercolors?

I mainly use Bristol, but it becomes wavy after a few coats of water. I have some regular water color paper, but I'm not a fan of the roughness of it. Are there other types of watercolor paper I ...
5
votes
1answer
73 views

In what technique medieval book miniatures were executed and are there materials today for doing this?

In what technique were medieval book miniatures executed, and are there materials available today to nurture this branch of art? I guess those miniatures have two important materials. Vellum is the ...
2
votes
1answer
66 views

Photo of Ruins, how to Paint it as if it is in original Time period

I found this breath-taking photograph. It is photograph of ruins of haveli (big house, mansion), in Northern India, built pre-1947 (before India split into India and Pakistan). Hasn't been lived in ...
4
votes
1answer
30 views

How can I know what chemicals are there in a 'hue', for example viridian hue?

Often, some harmful pigments are replaced by a safer 'hue' version. But what exactly is there in this hue colour? Is one supposed to blindly trust the manufacturer on this? There is no specification ...
4
votes
1answer
111 views

Drawing human or animal bodies which aren't too realistic

The girl in this picture doesn't look like a "real" girl but she does look like a human female without visible defects (improperly placed eye/arm) etc. What do I need to learn to draw and paint such ...
1
vote
2answers
192 views

How to replace sad face with happy face

I wish to paint following by hand, using oil pastels This is from period drama (Rustic India, 1800s) Background is simple, yet decorative, lady is natural beauty. Only problem is she is crying. ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Can I use nylon-made paint tray to contain paints?

I saw a paint tray that is made of nylon and would like to know if it is suitable to contain paint and will it be harder to clean after painting? (Comparing with paint tray made of plastic and the ...
5
votes
2answers
93 views

Wall art sizing - how to convert between inch and cm?

I need to convert size of the paintings between inches and cm. Is there a preferred way to convert between inch and cm in wall art sizing? I see many online stores where for example 8x14 inch ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Can I use Lucas oil colors for painting plastic kits?

I bought a plastic fighter kit, now I want to paint it with an airbrush and some oil colors. Now, I've got a question : Can I use Lucas oil color for painting plastic kits? Is it permanent after ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

How to prevent beading in aluminum palette

I have recently purchased an aluminum palette that is enameled on the surface. However upon testing it concentrated watercolors I see it beads severely. I have heard some that use Bar Keeper's Friend (...
4
votes
4answers
105 views

Does anyone know how to add color to a piece of art (paint, ink, art)

I know this is an odd question, but I get really confused and frustrated when I try to add color to something I draw. I don't ever get any farther than line art because I get confused as to how to add ...
4
votes
4answers
116 views

How to avoid painting SD card pins

I want to fully paint SD cards in mass quantities, but my problem is trying not to paint the pins in the process. What would be the most effective way to cover them or go about this. Also what kind ...
8
votes
2answers
80 views

Are “oil colours” the same as “oil paints,” or am I buying pigments by accident?

I was looking at these oil colours from Winsor & Newton and was just hoping someone more experienced could confirm that "Oil colours" = "Oil paints," and that I'm not inadvertently buying pigments ...
5
votes
2answers
258 views

How far does a 5oz oil paint tube go?

I'm part of a group of seven people looking to paint along with an episode of Bob Ross, and I'm trying to buy supplies for the group, but we've never painted before. How far would a single 5oz tube ...
9
votes
3answers
145 views

What is this liquid called in my India ink?

I recently discovered the India ink/China Ink dries up in bottle after many years leaving almost a clear liquid on top (most possibly Shellac). This liquid works as wonder as glazing liquid. I ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

how to stretch a canvas without extra fabric?

I have a large canvas that I want to stretch, however the image goes all the way to the edge of the canvas. I don't know how I can stretch it without losing a significant part of the painting (several ...
3
votes
1answer
59 views

Can I use the ink from the Photosmart inkjet cartridges for my dip calligraphy pens?

My Canon All-In-One Photosmart printer can't be repaired and I still have ink in the cartridges. Can I use the ink from the Photosmart inkjet cartridges for my dip calligraphy pens or with paint ...
5
votes
3answers
271 views

What is the purpose of an Underpainting?

As I got interested painting in oil and acrylics (and other covering techniques) I came across underpainting, i.e. a painting under the actual painting that sometimes exhibits color and sometimes ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to protect/seal frosted glass spray

The frosted glass is specifically to diffuse an RGB LED lamp thing I made, so every scratch and other degradation on this thing so far is very prominent. There must be 8 coats of Rustoleum frosted ...
3
votes
2answers
71 views

Staining wood blue with chemicals

I know about the process of 'ebonizing' wood (using steel wool + vinegar to turn wood black), and I have seen excellent results using this process. I was wondering if it is possible to use a similar ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Can I use inkjet waterslide transfers on glass bottles?

I was wondering if there is anyone who has used the inkjet waterslide transfers on glass or bottles as part of a recycling art project? I will be making some wine bottles as centerpieces for my ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Intentionally letting watercolor paints dry before using them?

My wife uses Van Gogh watercolor paints in what I think is a really strange way. She squeezes some paint from the tube, lets it dry on the palette for 48 hours, and then uses a wet brush to paint with ...
3
votes
2answers
770 views

Clear Gesso: Does it produce a translucent foundation layer?

I was introduced to clear gesso the other day. I have always used white gesso, added pigment and applied to form the foundation layer. if I did the same thing with the clear gesso, will the foundation ...
6
votes
4answers
703 views

Painting a flag without paint bleeding

Background story: I bought a 3'x5' cotton flag and I painted it as seen in the photo. I made a mockup in photoshop and used a big T-square and pencil to sketch the shape of the numbers. They turned ...
3
votes
2answers
208 views

What kind of art style is this? (Close to precisionism…!)

this is sort of a follow-on question from the this question, and after reading this set of guidelines, I'm still not entirely sure I'm in the right place or asking the right question. Still, nothing ...
4
votes
6answers
323 views

It is easier to learn to use oil paint or acrylic paint?

Is it easier to use acrylic paint or oil paint? I'm trying to get into painting and I want to know which one has the best consistency.
-1
votes
1answer
25 views

Name of painting by Leonara Carrington [closed]

Can anyone tell me the name of this painting? It's by Leonara Carrington but I can't find the name anywhere. (http://payload120.cargocollective.com/1/1/60195/4718266/leonora%20carrington1.jpg)
2
votes
1answer
32 views

If a canvas is sagging are canvas keys the only option?

I have only painted 3 paintings (at a Paint Nite). I can't imagine this would ever come up but if the canvas started to sag then I would consider installing some canvas keys. Does that work for all ...
4
votes
1answer
764 views

How do you properly install canvas keys?

As we discovered in What are the little pieces of wood that come with pre-made canvas for? those wood pieces are called canvas keys. One of the answers links to a site that covers installing them. I ...
1
vote
1answer
41 views

Is there any way to preserve oil painted canvas without framing

I have created some paintings which I wanted to preserve without framing them. Is there any way to do so? How to keep them as it is? And for how long we can keep them as it is?