Art Lessons Registration, Frisco TX

November 30, 2018 | Posted in Art Lessons | By

It is time to register for Second Semester Art Lessons.  Students from 5-17 years may attend classes in drawing and painting.  Classes start January 7, 2019.  Register now at

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Painting in Oils

November 30, 2018 | Posted in Oils | By

Cloud Study, Beth Cook

Oil painting is a breeze when you use an alkyd medium.  It dries so much sooner and I can keep painting the next day on a dry surface.  I enjoy blending colors while the paint stays wet.  And the new mediums do not have an odor.  This study had other paintings below it.  I could continue to rework and still have the finality I wanted from an oil painting.

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Painting in Pastels

November 28, 2018 | Posted in Pastels | By

Pastels are a wonderful drawing and painting medium.  I love the drawing aspect so I can leave my drawing strokes,  And I like the countless ways to use the medium such as:

  • Underpainting–use pastel first and then make it a paint with either water or alcohol
  • Paper vs. sanded grounds–use different surfaces to create more or less texture
  • Blending–Blend pastels with other colors or use a color alone. Use a dull color and add whiter or vibrant colors on top

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