Caring for Oil Paintings
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 01-16-2017
How to Care for your Oil Paintings Caring for Oil Paintings will ensure their longevity. Preventative measures can, and should be taken when owning an oil painting. If properly cared for, oil paintings can last for centuries. Oils are one of the most sensitive means of artistic media, and damages are common. Handling of the artwork, changes in temperature, lighting, hanging, and storage can all cause different types of damage, including the cracking of paint, distortions of the canvas, fading and discoloration of the painting Some Basic Facts about Oil paintings;…
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Repurposing: Mixing Station
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 12-22-2015
Hopefully, you've already read Part 1: Palette Table, and understand what we are looking to accomplish with this project. Repurposing things to get exactly what we want at a minimal cost. After completing the Palette Table, I moved on to a companion piece; the Mixing Station. I wanted a place to mix larger quantities of paint and hold tools, solvent cans, paper towels etc., in order to keep the Palette Table clear. So I created a design for a piece of furniture to do all of those things. As outlined in Part…
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Repurposing: Palette Table
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 12-22-2015
As I mentioned previously, I enjoy making things. It is both a blessing and a curse, but we'll focus on the good side for now. When I need a piece of furniture in my Studio, I try to work backwards by determining exactly what I need, and then figuring out how to get it. I always start out by drawing what I have in mind, including any special features I want it to have. Once I have a clear picture laid out, it makes figuring out how to get there much easier. If…
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Why Underpaint?
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 10-29-2015
When folks come to the studio to watch me work, they are aways surprised at the amount of time I spend preparing to paint. In fact, the first day of a new project rarely involves any oil painting at all. Invariably, a bored visitor or student finally asks, "why do you spend so much time on the underpainting when you are just going to cover it up with the oil paint?" Well, that's a really good question! One which I will attempt to answer here in words and pictures. I think this is a…
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DIY: Trade Show Booth and Walls
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 10-06-2015
When I first decided to do Art Festivals and Trade Shows, there was a lot to learn. You can spend a fortune before you even know if it is "your thing" or not. Finding ways to meet the requirements and keep costs under control is paramount. First, you need a Canopy. And it must be WHITE! While Trimline is pretty much the cream of the crop in canopies, you will spend well over $1000 to buy one new. Even a used one will cost a pretty penny. I researched online…
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Updated: An Awesome New Easel
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 02-17-2014
Last week I was blessed to sell a couple 24"x36" pieces (The Dead of Night & Of Lost Souls), and decided to consider buying a better easel. I am a firm believer that if you take yourself seriously as an artist, then you must continually invest in yourself and your business. If you do not, then it is little more than a hobby. Anyway, I have 4 different easels that I have purchased over the years (2 used) and I have issues with each of them that just annoy me.…
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Building the “Perfect” Studio (Pt 3)
Posted By :Date :David Fedeli | 09-29-2013
Part 3: Equipping your Studio ~ 6 Tips for Keeping it Affordable.  Creating a nice, functional Studio does NOT have to be expensive. Like any other type of business, the cost of goods can affect the prices you need to charge. Keeping your costs down gives you the freedom to make adjustments if you want, or even donate items to a worthy cause. Here are 6 tips that can help you keep costs under control while building and equipping your Studio. #1. If you have an ego and think all your…
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