How to Choose a Personalized Custom Art – Tips For Requesting Commissioned Artwork

Are you thinking about having a personalized custom painting for your wall? If the answer is yes, here is what you need to know: There are Four most important things to consider when you are investing in a custom painting: 1) Size of the Painting Where do you plan on displaying your new painting? ThisContinue reading “How to Choose a Personalized Custom Art – Tips For Requesting Commissioned Artwork”

DIY Acrylic Painting By Numbers for Adults – Fun Art Projects For Adults

I found this interesting paint-by-number DIY Kit that will unlock your hidden artistic talent! It can also be a great gift idea… The concept of this DIY kit is very simple, you will choose what painting you want to make from a huge selection (there are birds, animals, flowers… etc), then you will get aContinue reading “DIY Acrylic Painting By Numbers for Adults – Fun Art Projects For Adults”

How To Get a Retro Look for Your Bedroom With Just Four Items | Vintage Color Theme

For all Retro design lovers, I selected this bedroom look with vintage color-theme, you can achieve this look just by doing minor changes: a new bed-comforter, a pillow sham, a throw pillow and a poster! This post is sponsored by Society6 that has a wide selection of room decor styles and color themes. I willContinue reading “How To Get a Retro Look for Your Bedroom With Just Four Items | Vintage Color Theme”

Step by Step Painting – Featuring “Arabian Princess” Oil Painting- How I Paint in Oil

Hello again and welcome to GK Paintings Diary!. Finally I got sometime to prepare for this post. I’m sure you will love this one 🙂 You will be surprised when you see the early stages of this painting, and how it evolves from dull – and kind of weird – colors into the final productContinue reading “Step by Step Painting – Featuring “Arabian Princess” Oil Painting- How I Paint in Oil”

How To Mix Oil Paints for “Coffee Bliss” Painting by GK- Bohemian Color Chart

Hello again! In this post, I’ll show you a detailed color chart (color map) for the “Coffee Bliss” painting, along with a list of oil paints you need to mix each color in the chart (with an estimated percentage for each oil paint). You can use this chart as inspiration for your future Art projectsContinue reading “How To Mix Oil Paints for “Coffee Bliss” Painting by GK- Bohemian Color Chart”

How To Mix Oil Paints for Coco Chanel Painting by GK

I have previously published a post about what inspired me to create this pop Art painting for the lovely Coco Chanel. I was surprised that this post got so popular, although the painting itself was one of the easiest paintings I ever made (there are no complex details in it). Hence, I decided to showContinue reading “How To Mix Oil Paints for Coco Chanel Painting by GK”

My Top Three Favorite Canvas Types For Oil Paintings

Never underestimate the importance of the canvas quality when preparing for a serious oil painting project! A good quality canvas has low color absorbency level (acid free). What does canvas-color-absorbency mean? If the canvas has a high color absorbency, this will lead to a painting with flat, dull and lifeless colors. If you really wantContinue reading “My Top Three Favorite Canvas Types For Oil Paintings”

How To Mix Oil Paints – Easy Oil Painting Tutorial

Get creative with your oil painting projects!This is a step by step oil colors mixing tutorial (e-book), featuring one of my paintings titled the “Enchanted”, the painting picture is on the cover. The tutorial presents 6 simple steps that will teach you how to mix the oil colors used for the “Enchanted” painting with manyContinue reading “How To Mix Oil Paints – Easy Oil Painting Tutorial”

How To Safely Package An Oil Painting in 5 Steps

Step1: Protect the painting surface by covering it with a layer of glassine acid-free sheets.This is a special paper of an archival quality designed to protect artwork. You can get it from Amazon. Step2: Wrap the painting with a thick paper for extra protection. This is a special packing roll you can also order fromContinue reading “How To Safely Package An Oil Painting in 5 Steps”

Step by Step Painting – Featuring “Set Me Free” Oil Painting- How I Paint in Oil

My oil painting process goes through multiple layers, this is important to add depth and more color vibrancy in the completed painting. I will take you through the various stages of this painting from start to completion. You can try this process in your next painting project! Before I begin, I’m glad to let youContinue reading “Step by Step Painting – Featuring “Set Me Free” Oil Painting- How I Paint in Oil”