Portfolios

Since I paint using different mediums, I have organized my paintings by medium type. Below are descriptions of each of the medium types I am currently using. On the left is a navigation bar that will take you to a portfolio of paintings for each medium type.

Acrylics

Image of <i>Siesta by the Cacti</i> painting using Acrylics.

Acrylic paints are water soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. Depending on how much the paint is diluted with water, or modified with acrylic gels or mediums, the finished acrylic painting can resemble an oil painting or a watercolor. All of my acrylic paintings are produced either on canvas or on panels. Your acrylic painting will arrive ready for framing. Andy Warhol, David Hockney, and Mark Rothko are some famous artists who worked in acrylic.

Pastels

Image of <i>Big Daddy</i> painting using Pastels.

Pastels are powdered pigment rolled into round or square sticks and held together with a non-greasy binder. When protected by a fixative and glass, pastel is the most permanent of all media because it never cracks, darkens, or yellows. Your pastel will be sent in protective packaging with instructions for opening to ensure its safe arrival. Degas and Mary Cassatt were two famous artists who used pastels.

Watercolor

Image of <i>Winter Desert</i> painting using Watercolors.

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. I use both paper (140 lb archival) and watercolor panels as supports for my watercolors. I incorporate both wet into wet and dry brush techniques in my paintings, and sometimes also add ink drawings. My paintings on paper will be mailed to you matted (with a backing) in a protective envelope; the panels will be ready for framing. Winslow Homer, Albrecht Durer, and John Singer Sargent are some famous names in watercolor.

Water Soluble Oil Paint

Image of <i>Road in Abiquiu</i> painting using Water Soluble Oils.

Water soluble oil paint (also called water miscible) is a modern variety of oil paint engineered to be thinned and cleaned up with water, thus making it possible to avoid using chemicals such as turpentine, and also avoid some of the mess and time involved in the cleanup of traditional oils! Many people have allergic reactions to some of the toxic solvents and mediums, and also the strong odors associated with Traditional Oils. but until recently there has not been any alternative except to abandon oils and go to acrylics or watercolors. Welcome Water Soluble Oils!

Water soluble oils are the only alternative that basically is like traditional oils to use and manipulate. They share the same characteristics and archival qualities. They can be used with a medium, or thinned with water. In my paintings, I use either Cobra Painting Medium. or walnut oil, so they look like traditional oils. The rule of gradation of layers "fat over lean", applies to water soluble oil paint just as it does to traditional oil paint. All of my water soluble oil paintings are produced either on canvas or on panels. Your painting will arrive ready for framing. I first learned about water soluble oils from The Complete Artist website. An artist from New Zealand, Richard Robinson started the site, he is an exceptional painter and a great instructor who sometimes works in water soluble oils. Check out his work on his website.

Open Edition Prints

Some paintings can be purchased as prints through Fine Art America. When you reach the Fine Art America Site, click on the image of each painting for available options of: Size, Canvas, Acrylic, Paper Print, Mat, Frame, and Finish to make your Candi Hogan art fit the location where you want to enjoy it.