Thursday, November 25, 2010

Free Art Books

I have added a page of free art reference books & e-books on my website http://www.artiscreation.com/books.html. These are all 100% Free and 100 % legal downloads of great historical books on oil painting techniques, water color techniques, color theory, anatomy, figure drawing and making paints & pigments, some written by the old masters themselves. Most of these books are as pertinent to modern times as they were when they where created. They also can give great insight on the techniques and processes of the old masters. There are also many  modern books as well, released free to the public, with some having unique and hard to find information on pigments with the latest studies of the great masters works from universities and art conservators. Most are available in PDF format or viewable online, and almost all are even available in formats for the kindle and and other eBook readers. Have fun, it really is worth checking these out.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Twins at Birth

Look similar? As soon as I saw this rolling palette stand at Daniel Smith for "only" $139, I recognized it it as nearly identical to my laptop computer stand that only cost me $19 at my local drug store. All i need to do is get a scrap piece of glass cut to fit on the adjustable platform and act as a nice palette surface. If I want to get really fancy, I could use a jigsaw and cut out a hole on the level section of the table and insert a container of some type to put solvent or brushes in.
Huntington Rolling Painting Table
generic laptop stand from "Drug Mart"
My laptop table would work just as well as the fancy artists table and it's a lot cheaper. Of course, it would be really nice to have the real thing (available from Daniel Smith here,), it's sturdy, all wood and made in the USA.
You can check your local department store for the laptop table, I've seen them all over the place. I got mine at Drug Mart, like i said on sale for $19.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Artiscreation Pigment Database updates in progress

Updates are in progress to the pigment database. I decided to do the changes in increments so that the additions will be available soon as they are updated. You may experience minor difficulties, inconsistent appearance or other incomplete changes, so please bear with me during the update process I think the changes will make a better experience for all.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Updates Coming

I am planning some improvements and updating the Pigment Database at my website here. The pigment code database has the colors are sorted by color index name (pigment code) making it easy to look up the color index identification code printed on the paint tube or the pigment container.
Some improvements will include separating the brand paint names into oil, watercolor or dry pigment. I will be also adding some new pigments as well as some layout changes and minor corrections.
Any input will be helpful, so feel free to make any comments or suggestions.

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