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Learn traditional fine art on your own!

beimmalenFind free information on classical painting techniques and learn how to paint like the Old Masters without attending an expensive art class!

Traditional art classes at academies cost thousands and since artists are always on a budget – at least this is what is said – paying for an art course can be difficult or impossible. This website aims to replace the art teacher or master for your self-study at home!

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  • ABOUT to find out what this website is all about
  • THE CLASSICAL WAY explains how classical art academies teach you how to paint like the Old Masters
  • BLOG contains the blog posts in chronological order. You can also find the blog posts ordered by their individual category
  • GOODIES has free information, downloads, demonstrations and more for you – this collection will grow with time.

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The IKEA HISTORISK Sketch book


They not only have furniture I often use the HISTORISK Sketch book from IKEA for it has a slightly tinted and smooth paper, which I like very much. IKEA has them in…

Save hundreds on studio equipment!

Save 781.50€ on studio equipment!…..What? Recently I talked about the Munsell color system which in brief is a system based on the three qualities of color – hue, value and…

Munsell 101 for the artist

Color theory – a little physics for the artist For me color theory was always a boring topic. With my background as a lab technician I knew about the wavelengths…

Mixing neutrals

Having some neutral values at hand is very handy. You can use them for a value scale or to mix with higher chroma colors (of the same value) to make…

Low budget glass palette

You propably all know the traditional wooden palettes that artists use – on one hand they hold their brushes and on the other is a wooden palette resting on the…

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