Happy Birthday, Leonardo Da Vinci! The greatest of all Renaissance painters was born this date (April 15) in 1452.
Today’s free ebook is THE PAINTER IN OIL (download)
by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst. This is one of my favorite historical texts on the craft of painting. It contains a wealth of practical advice including information about easels, brushes and stretchers still available today.
The great master of the High Renaissance was born this date (April 6) in 1483.
(Image: “Portrait of Bindo Altoviti” ca. 1515)
Happy Birthday, Jean-Honoré Fragonard! The Rococo master was born this date (Apr 5) in 1732.
Benchmark tests for artists’ colors provide objective comparisons of pigment concentration, body, workability and overall quality.
I recently assembled this tutorial for Utrecht Art Supplies to demonstrate tests for tint strength, mass tone, undertone and working properties. Read the full article here.