Often times Blogs are used to address Frequently Asked Questions, or FAQ's about a topic.
For your 4th Blog Assignment you need to come up with 5 frequently asked questions related to your theme and also provide the answers. Please note, you may look for example of FAQ's on the internet but may NOT copy and paste the answers. It is very easy for me to search to see if you copied a text word for word and I will be checking for this.
Extra Credit: Incude videos, pictures, and/or links to enhance the content of your post.
Frequently Asked Questions About Oil Painting.
Q: Do you recommend purchasing pre-stretched/primed canvas or building my own?
A: Although it takes more time, I recommend building, stretching and priming your own canvas. By doing this, you have control over your primed surface texture and how tight or loose your canvas is. This method is also cheaper in most cases.
Q: I have never painted with Oils before...what supplies do I need?
A: First you need to get your materials. These are sold in art supply stores, some office supply stores, or on the Web at www.utrechtart.com. I would start with your paints: blue, black, red, yellow or yellow ochre, green, burnt umber (brown) and titanium white. Start with small tubes of the colored paints and a larger tube of white. You will also need a medium to begin oil painting. I suggest linseed oil and distilled turpentine. You will need brushes as well. Purchase whatever sizes you are comfortable with (below is a video explaining different types of brushes used in oil painting. You need a container for your oil and turpentine--Baby food jars work great. You will also need a brush cleaner and a palette - they come in wood, metal and glass as well as disposable paper palette pads. If you can afford it, an easel is good. Below are a few sites that are good for purchasing art materials.
Q: I have never painted with oils before....how do you suggest I start?
A: Start by painting two simple objects or a still life. Paint a few of these simple still lifes until you get a feel for how the paints move and blend together. Once you've gotten used to using a brush and paint, and painting simple forms. you can move towards more complex still lifes, or landscapes or figures. I recommend looking at a lot of art, to see how others have created images as well.
The video below demostrates creating a simple still life with oils.