Bring out your inner artist with these painting tips and techniques.
Buy quality oil paint and brushes - Buy oil paints from an art supplier, where well-formulated oil paints are less likely to dry yellow and brittle or harden in the tube. Get sable brushes of various shapes and sizes.
Mix linseed and mineral spirits - Mix linseed oil into the darker colors to be used on the under-painting, since it dries better. Use the palette knife to work in mineral spirits to make the paint lean and elastic.
Clean brushes as you paint - Dip the brush in a cup filled with a small amount of turpentine to clean as you paint. Dry the painting in light whenever possible, as daylight cures the colors better.