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How to Clean an Oil Painting

How to Clean an Oil Painting

Learning how to care for your paintings once they dry is an important part of the studio process. Oil or acrylic paintings are better protected when they are varnished, which is also important to bring out sunken darks once the medium has dried. But learning how to clean an oil painting is quite a simple task and another way to protect your work. Learning how to clean an oil painting is as simple as 1-2-bread. How to Clean a Dusty Oil Painting Here is a home-ready technique that will get rid of the average accumulation of house dust on your oil paintings. 1.       Wipe off any dust by using a clean, soft brush. Do not use paper towel because little pieces will rip off where the paint has texture. 2.       Buy a…
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9 THINGS I’VE LEARNED BEING MARRIED TO AN ARTIST

9 THINGS I’VE LEARNED BEING MARRIED TO AN ARTIST

 asked if I could hijack Bill’s blog this week. I’m Kristie, spouse of an artist, and there are a few things I feel prompted to write about concerning my station as an artist’s wife. I don’t pretend to speak on behalf of all spouses of artists out there, but I have found that we are very similar in many aspects, some of which even our talented counterparts may not be aware of. On May 5th Bill and I will be celebrating 28 years of marriage. I grew up a country girl, and the only things I can remember adorning our walls were crochet plant holders. I was blessed to grow up at the base of Pikes Peak and was outside playing on my horse most of the time.  The only art…
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