acrylic paint

Extender – Acrylic Paint Performs like an Oil Paint with Extender Medium

February 16, 2014

Embrace Extender Medium and see your Acrylic Paint change before your eyes! Having used Extender Paint Medium for the last ten years, I consider myself a bit of an expert when it comes to its usefulness as well as its challenges. It still amazes me how many artists  shy away from using acrylic paints because […]

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Mixed Media – Modern turns Vintage – Picture Frame

November 23, 2013

Old Modern Becomes Vintage New – Mixed Media to the Rescue  During a recent house cleaning exercise I came across this contemporary or modern looking photo frame and noticed the panels coming loose. I was getting ready to put it into the “dispose” pile and then a creative idea hit me.  Why not refinish the frame […]

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7 Useful Tips for Using Transparent Pigments

August 27, 2013

Look for Transparent Pigments When it comes to art and painting techniques, there is a huge difference between transparent pigments and opaque pigments. Read the labels of your paint tubes and bottles, if it doesn`t state this information, chances are you are not working with artist or professional grade paints. Artist grade pigments are found […]

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Learn To Paint – Painting with a Buddy is Double the Fun!

October 31, 2012

Learn to paint with good friends! Many of us are solitary souls…we enjoy our own company. Having quiet time alone has become a cherished luxury we look forward to. Modern times and hectic family schedules can make us long for a little solitude. With that said, when it comes to painting, don’t you find painting […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 2

July 15, 2012

In the previous blog entry, Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1, we talked about how different brushes create different strokes and styles in an art piece. The type of brush you use can help create a master piece. In our last post we discussed: Mops Dome Blender Angles Chisel Blender Filberts/Oval To finish our set, […]

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Learn About Paint Brushes Part 1

July 11, 2012

When painting, different brushes create different strokes and styles in your artwork. When reaching for a paintbrush, many believe that all paintbrushes are equal. Yes – all paint brushes will end with paint on your canvas, but to create the perfect design or art piece be sure to pick the right brush for the job. […]

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A Look into Asian Art

July 6, 2012

America has a wide range of art styles, many that can be found almost on a daily basis. Items such as the popular PopArt, Surreal, and even Cubism have roots based in the States. PopArt, in particular, is a very trendy style now, especially with the younger generation, taking a real life item and making […]

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Stepping Stones to Creating Original Art – Painting Patterns

May 9, 2012

Painting patterns and online art classes can be a great stepping stone to creativity Many artists want to paint their own original art. They want their canvas paintings to be unique and different right from the start. This is an excellent goal to work towards; however as a new artist just starting out, using painting […]

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Painting Flowers – The Tulip – What’s In A Name?

April 17, 2012

Painting Flowers – So how did the ‘tulip’ first get its name ‘tulip?’ Many artists who love painting flowers also enjoy learning the history of their favorite flowers. There is a legend for how the flower got its name. Here is but one of a few, but no one can be sure. Some believe that during […]

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What Is Hue – What Does It Mean In Color Theory?

April 15, 2012

What Is Hue – What does it mean to the artist?  The word Hue is a term used in the art world to define the family of a color. …. For example, if ‘Robin’s Egg Blue’ is the color we want to suggest, we might also say that Robin’s egg blue is a blue ‘Hue’ […]

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