Fixatives & varnishes: what you need to know to preserve your art.

Do you know how to use varnishes and fixatives correctly? There are numerous videos on Instagram with artists varnishing their art dead wrong. They pour the liquid onto the surface and brush it all over the canvas. I saw one artist at an outdoor art event varnishing her painting in a frame! If you really care about your art and want to preserve it, using your materials properly is a must. Otherwise paintings may crack or discolor over time. Read more:

How to Paint Everything: Underpainting

Underpainting is a technique where colours are applied to a model to form a base for later paints. The purpose of doing this is to use the underpainting to affect the colour value of later paints, and increase their lightness. Lightness in this context is the perception of luminance by the human eye, and there’s a whole bunch of science behind that because the human perception of light is non-linear compared to the brightness of an object, so something twice as bright is not perceived by the human eye as being twice as bright. (Click on the link for more…)

Los Angeles Art Museums: 15 Best in and Around the City – Money Saved is Money Earned

Los Angeles is a brilliant city with a wide array of activities for visitors. One of the best things about the city is its thriving art communities. Los Angeles art museums showcase contemporary works and pieces from grandmasters, so whatever preferred style, there’s an art museum in Los Angeles and the surrounding area that has it.

Here are the best art museums in LA to help guide you on your artistic journey through the city: