Oil Painting Tips
Before you even begin to paint, be familiar with the materials (see Oil Painting Supplies) you're working with; that is, storage conditions, disposal, et cetera. Paints and other substances you'll be working with are toxic and hazardous, so be careful when handling them.
It is better to pick out a few expensive, high-grade oil paints (see Oil Painting Supplies) with pure pigments than buy many cheap oil paint hues whose colors fade quickly.
Leave a border around your painting to give an allowance for framing or even experimentation.
You can save oil paint thinner by letting the muck settle to the bottom of your container, leaving you with clean thinner at the top.
Whatever the oil color arrangement is on your palette, simply remember to keep those hues in the same place next time you paint so that it will be a lot more comfortable for you.
Use a knife for mixing oil colors, and not brushes, since they're much easier to clean. Cleaning a palette knife, in turn, can be done by scraping off paint using a razor blade after dipping the knife in paint remover fluid.
You can clean your brushes with kerosene after after (a round of) oil painting.
Fill thinner waste with water then keep it closed airtight. Place oil painting supplies such as this one in a cool place to avoid them suddenly igniting.
It is said that when artists once mixed acrylic oils with oil paints, they got ill and even died. Remember that oil painting has some serious hazards when handling the needed materials and supplies.
This article is courtesy of www.inforganization.org .