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Michael Killelea
Michael Killelea was born in Brooklyn, NY and currently resides east of there on Long Island where he devides his time between painting and teaching watercolor classes. He is a US Navy veteran and an avid outdoorsman. His work reflects a keen interest in all of the natural world, but particularly the waterfront and those caught in its spell. Having spent most of his life on or near the water, boatyards, ships, eddies and the people who fill them offer him an endless supply of potential subjects. Killelea's approach to the medium is one that revels in the changing light and moods of the outdoors that is, in his view, best captured in the spontaneity of watercolors.
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Making Encaustic Medium
I fell in love with encaustic paintings the first time I saw one hanging. There was just something about the work... The luminosity, the transparency, the brilliance. It was unlike anything that I had ever seen before. I knew I had to try it and once I did, I was hooked.
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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
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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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