Scott Hewett
Scott Hewett was born in Bradford, Massachusetts, a small town near the New Hampshire border. There, he attended Haverhill Highschool. Under the instruction of Susan Paradis, art teacher and childrens book illustrator, he received several art awards and realized that art would be his life-long passion. While attending Massachusetts College of Art, he won several awards including the Tom OHara Award for Illustration. He received a BFA, with honors in 1988.

Through the next decade, Scott honed his passion to paint to interpret the world around him on canvas. In 1998, he moved to Sag Harbor, New York, to immerse himself in the scenes and subject matter he loves best. For him, the eastern end of Long Island offers an incredible variety of subject matter. Scott has embraced the area from the farms, to the wooded areas, to the coast and the harbors, the lifestyle and especially the unique Long Island light and renders his subjects into vividly colorful paintings. Scott may paint a still-life or a local landscape with a rusted old truck, but will experiment as he pushes the boundaries making the ordinary into art. His paintings are more often landscapes of quiet places where the natural and human worlds intertwine, noted J. D. Samuelson, an art critic for The East Hampton Star

"Striped Bass" by Scott Hewett

Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
Introduction to Color Theory
Color is a very broad topic. Entire books have been written on color and it would be quite difficult to cover every aspect of it within the confines of this article. My hopes with this introduction to color theory is to peek your interest and hopefully cause you to study this topic further on your own. Understanding color theory is perhaps one of the most important aspects of becoming a good painter. When you understand the elements of color and how colors interact with one another, you have unlocked one of the biggest puzzles of painting
How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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