In the past, we talked about, how to paint mountains. Mountains are the biggest topic for any wet-on-wet landscape painter and many people to teach it. But we get thousands of emails every day, people asking for help. We wonder why they have these problems and we get the main reason from asking questions back. The biggest problem we have found is the medium they use. You may ask. why does the medium matter? your medium is the foundation of your painting and at that point controls everything. If your house was built on a weak foundation, your house would have never been finished! So what medium should I use? you need to stay away from pigment mediums that are "solvent" free. Solvent free means it's just oil and pigment. To make the medium fluid it needs a lot of oil. This creates a slick surface that will make it next to impossible to break paint. Such as highlighting mountains, rocks, adding clouds and highlighting foliage. Because your foundation is slick, you will make mud!! Brandon developed his signature pigment mediums ( Amazing White and Amazing Black) He discovered the secrets of what makes a premium medium! and the art companies today who are run by marketers will never discover the secret because they are not a true artist. Years ago the mediums on the market worked great! but something happened. Marketers have seen that folks want NON-TOXIC products and oil painting is full of toxic products. So what does the marketer do? they just add more oil and remove the solvent. BINGO! why didn't the artist back in the 70's think of that, when he created the original pigment medium? because it will NOT work for this technique, It's too slick! OK don't get us wrong non-toxic products are great and if it can be made non-toxic we will find a way to do it. And we did! our pigment mediums are made Non-Toxic and have been since 2015 when Brandon first developed his products. Yes, it's not eatable because of the solvent we use. But the solvent is non-toxic for the use. Meaning the fumes will not hurt you. Our solvent is natural and environmentally friendly and work like a charm! So when they claim that our mediums are a clone or knock off! let us be clear our mediums has been on the market long before theirs. They just put a name on the container that has been around for years. Don't let the name fool you! If you are tired of your paint not breaking switch to our mediums! click here if you found this information to be helpful click like, share so others can get the right info and leave a comment. :)
We get this question often. How do you paint a rainbow? Rainbows are probably one of the more easy things you can add to a painting to take an average painting and make it pop! so here is all you need to do. Let the painting dry, once the painting is dry you can add in your rainbow. The only tool you need is a fan brush. You can find high quality fan brushes here: http://brandonthomasartsupply.com/Brushes-_c_1.html next the colors you need are Prussian blue, Hansa or Cadmium Yellow light and Naphthol red or Cadmium red medium. Start by adding a tiny amount of yellow to your fan brush (just stain the bristles) and the dry brush your ark in. Rainbows are translucent menaing you can see through them. So dry brushing you will be able to see the texture and colors behind the rainbow. once you add the yellow go to the red, then the blue. And that's all it is! easy as clicking like at the bottom of this post :) if you liked this tip please share it with your friends! also here is a video on how to paint a rainbow.
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of color mixing? starting with just the primary colors, Blue, Red and Yellow? Some folks think primary color mixing is too hard to learn. But it is very easy! We've had thousands of folks contact us to start a primary colors art program, but we think this information should be FREE! so we are going to start an online painting program for FREE using the primary colors + white. No need to signup for any membership or go through loopholes to get basic information! So here is what the program will cover!
1. 5 paintings using the primary colors.
2. Color mixing tutorial.
3. Color charts.
4. Guide to what you need.
5.Getting started tutorial.
6. Certificate of completion.
The program will be available soon so keep an eye out! If you want more information about this program, make sure to like our Facebook page and signup for our email list. We hope you take up this awesome opportunity!
Brandon Thomas Art team.