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Art Renewal Center's Technical Articles

by William Whitaker
2009-10-07

An oil painting demonstration by ARC Living Master William Whitaker.

by Mark Walker
2002-01-01
by Michael John Angel
2002-01-01

There has been a lot of near-nonsense written over the past few years by art historians and modern artists, neither of whom have any background in the practical aspects of realistic figure painting, about the incised lines in Caravaggio's paintings. The main idea seems to be that Caravaggio, instead of sketching his placements with a charcoal or a brush, used a sharp stick to gouge the placement lines into the plaster....

The Block In - The First Sketch
by Juliette Arstides
2012-04-30

The following excerpt from Juliette Aristides book, Classical Drawing Atelier, focuses on the first stage of drawing, called "the block in".


Color -The Full Palette
by Juliette Arstides
2012-04-30

This excerpt from Juliette Aristides book, Classical Painting Atelier, focuses on color theory and its application in the creation of a painting.

by Michael John Angel
2014-03-19

Colour has three aspects: hue, value and chroma. Two examples of value schemes used in colour composition are the Holbein Scheme and the Two-tone Silhouette.

by Ted Seth Jacobs
2002-01-01
A Step by Step Guide
by Eric Bossik
2012-01-06

The following excerpt from Eric Bossik's e-book, How To Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters - A Step by Step Guide, focuses on how to utilize brushes when creating an underpainting.

Finding Negative Shapes
by Juliette Arstides
2011-11-07

The following excerpt from Juliette Aristides new book, Lessons in Classical Drawing, concerns the use of negative space in drawing.

by John Angel
2009-11-23

Step by Step painting method by ARC Master Michael John Angel, Director of the ARC Approved Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy.

Chapter 1
by John Angel
2009-12-11

Read the first chapter of Pictorial Composition by Michael John Angel, ARC Living Master and Director of the Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy

by Virgil Elliott
2009-10-05

"Since I wrote my previous technical column, several important discoveries have been made that serious oil painters should know about. " Here is the 2009 update to Virgil Elliott's Technical Column on ARC.


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