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How to paint the illusion of out of focus or blurry objects by Drew Steadman

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How to paint the illusion of out of focus or blurry objects by Drew Steadman
I have had quite a few people ask me how I make objects to appear blurry in my paintings. I love creating certain objects to look out of focus in my paintings to create more interest in the composition,help create focal points and develop a sense of depth.

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On Preparing and Varnishing Oils by portrait artist Laurie McGaw

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On Preparing and Varnishing Oils by portrait artist Laurie McGaw
Here are some familiar faces from Wyndham's: Chris and Laura -- so helpful and friendly! (I still have to put the polka dots on Laura's headscarf), and regular customer Barb.

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Choosing an Oil Primer by Jessica Masters

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Choosing an Oil Primer by Jessica Masters

In my quest to find the right primer I tried three brands. Fredrick’s, Gamblins and Windsor and Newton.

Here is what I learned:

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