Start your oil paintings with an acrylic underpainting - When you start an oil painting using oils, it can take some time for that initial layer to dry. Starting your painting with an acrylic underpainting however is a wonderful time saver as acrylic paint dries quickly and oil paint can be applied over the acrylic.
Underestimating the need for art studio lighting is a common mistake of the casual or novice art collector. Too often, an enthusiastic patron returns home with a new work of art, excited at the prospect of displaying it in a prominent position in the home for his or her personal enjoyment and the appreciation of visitors, only to discover that, no matter where it is placed, the piece is masked in shadow, its beauty marred by poor lighting. An art lamp is the solution.