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44 Carman blvd,
11758, Massapequa,
NY,
USA
Telephone: 516 541 8782
E-mail: arlmcloughlin@aol.com
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I have been painting professionally for almost 25 years. I started out as a Fashion illustrator, after graduating from the Fashion Institute. My career path changed about 15 years ago, when I discovered i could paint on walls, I have been working as a muralist/decorative artist and consider my self blessed to be able to design large scale artworks in multi media every day. I enjoy canvas painting as well and explore many different areas in my paintings currently i am expressing myself in surrealism.



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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.
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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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