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Photography Techniques - Outdoor Photography How Tos. How-To. Images of skiing, mountain biking, and other active outdoor pursuits need more than sharply frozen athletes and eye-grabbing kinetic energy.


Action shots need great backgrounds, too. “I always pay attention to what’s happening behind my subjects,” says outdoor specialist Scott Markewitz of Salt Lake City. “I use backgrounds to make the subject stand out, or to unify or pull together the overall composition. I like clean, fairly uniform locations, and I avoid scenes that are busy or cluttered.” Beginner Photography, Types of Photography, Digital Camera Basics & More. Photography and Photos of the Day - National Geographic. Acrylic Painting Techniques & Tutorials. Click below to see acrylic painting tips from other visitors...

Acrylic Painting Techniques & Tutorials

Painting stars In one of my compositions, I've wanted to paint stars - and not just as random points of light against the night sky but in constellations. Obviously, … Cut price Acryilic Impasto Medium Only reccomended for expermenting with as I've no idea about the long term stability of the following. Acrylic paint storage. Acrylics will "keep" in medicine (pills, tablets) organizers that are easily available at pharmacies. Washing your brushes Don't wash your brushes in the sink.

How to clean a brush that has dried hard with acrylic paint Soak in acetone. Bright colours I have painted for years in acrylic and I find that using too much water will fade the colour and at the same time dull your painting. A cheap and effective palette which cleans easily Buy one of those enammelled plates from your ironmongers or better still, try to get an old enamelled butcher's tray from a junk shop. Mix Your Own Color Palette chromacolour paints. Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Color, Professional Acrylic Paints - Liquitex.

With four different viscosities of professional acrylic paints, two ranges of economical student acrylics and a variety of specialty paints to help you achieve any number of special effects, Liquitex acrylic paints allow you to expand your creativity without limits.

Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Color, Professional Acrylic Paints - Liquitex

Our Heavy Body, Soft Body, ink! And Super Heavy Body professional ranges provide artists with a unique set of properties and possibilities. With a wide spectrum of colors and textures ranging from the superbly viscous to the extremely fluid, our acrylic paints are suitable for a range of traditional and experimental painting. 10 Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners.

Acrylics are extremely versatile, fast-drying paints, and can be used straight from the tube like oils or thinned with water or a medium and used like watercolors.

10 Acrylic Painting Tips for Beginners

And a lot in-between. Here are a few tips to help you get started painting with acrylics. Tip 1: Keeping Acrylic Paints Workable Because acrylics dry so fast, squeeze only a little paint out of a tube at a time. Acrylic Painting. Amazing Pictures of Nature. Beautiful Pictures of Nature: Beautiful nature pictures. Drawing and Painting Ideas and Inspiration. Sometimes when you look at a blank page, your mind goes blank too.

Drawing and Painting Ideas and Inspiration

You want to draw or paint, but what? Here are six sources of inspiration to get you started drawing, painting, or even scrapbooking. Once you get started, you'll find that one idea leads to another. The main thing is to get that pencil into your hand and start creating. When you find yourself in a creative slump, try picking just one theme to explore consistently over several days or even weeks. Creativity in Everyday Objects Some of the most beautiful works of art focus on the everyday. People Who Matter: Draw Yourself, Family and Friends Forget trying to draw portraits from washed-out, glossy-magazine celebrity photos. Inspiration from the Garden and Nature Complex natural forms can offer pleasantly forgiving subjects for drawing and painting -nobody knows if its a wobbly line or the shape of the leaf.

Amazing Animals and Furry Friends Draw your pet sleeping by the hearth, or sketch them at play. Unusual Russian Illustrations. 'Secret garden' Wrest Park reopens after restoration. The Italian gardens at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire.

'Secret garden' Wrest Park reopens after restoration

Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images One of the UK's finest and least known gardens will on Tuesday be unveiled in newly restored glory after decades hidden away from the general public's gaze. The 90 acres of Wrest Park in Bedfordshire are unarguably magnificent, probably Britain's largest "secret garden", with surprises around every wooded corner. Although it is a nationally important garden its existence has remained virtually unknown. John Watkins, head of gardens and landscape at English Heritage, said Wrest Park was unusual because it retained designs from the 17th century to the 20th century. "You can literally walk through 300 years of garden history," he said. Wrest Park opens to the public on Thursday, revealing the first fruits of an ambitious 20-year restoration plan.

A great gardening pioneer he may have been, but it is clear that while at Wrest, Brown was the "hired help".