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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Painting Seascapes – Know What to Look For

April 15, 2012

Observation is key to painting seascapes! For some student painters, the subject of painting seascapes can seem very scary and intimidating. But like everything else, getting to know your subject is the key to your success. Knowing where to start and what to study is the first step. Not only do we need to learn about the […]

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Why Color Is Such An Important Part of Paintings

February 24, 2012

Color brings something special to your work of art. While painting in black and white often brings a classic feel, color can make your art piece pop. Color can make the viewer feel as though they are looking through a window, not at a painting. Additionally, color brings depth and life to a masterpiece. Use […]

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Overcome a Mental Block

February 2, 2012

We all hit a mental “road block” from time to time. Previously we’ve touched upon finding your inspiration, but what if you feel that you have the inspiration but are stuck at a stop sign on how to go about bringing your dream to life? Try one of these tips when you feel you’re at […]

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Find your inspiration in unlikely places.

January 27, 2012

When it comes time to sit down and paint, sometimes it can be hard to muster up the will to do so. You may drag your feet, find chores to do, anything that keeps you away from your canvas. This is the perfect time to sit down and work through the road block. But what […]

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Tips For Painting Realism

January 18, 2012

When painting real life items, trying to capture every detail that makes it realistic can be difficult. How do you take an image from everyday life and make it appear as though your painting is a photograph? To start,choose your subject matter carefully. Sometimes choosing an item that holds value in your life is ideal. […]

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Improve with Acrylic Painting Courses

December 24, 2011

Looking to improve your technique using acrylic? Painting classes are a great way to improve your style, while creating beautiful pieces. Many online classes allow students the opportunity to improve their technique with acrylics, and is a great place to start for those wanting more experience using acrylics. Take an online course that features the […]

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Painting Roses – Rendered In Different Styles

November 28, 2011

Artists love Painting Roses! Roses are by far the most popular of all the flowers that artists paint. From their tightly wrapped buds to their full blown reaching petals, they have been captured in every imaginable style and pose. The painting possibilities are endless and so are the styles. Here are just a few to demonstrate […]

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