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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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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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Color Tips for Painting Seascapes and Marine Paintings: Work with a Limited Palette

April 17, 2012

Work with a Limited Palette when Painting Seascapes The ocean is a fascinating subject to paint, but with its array of changing colors, moods and constant movement and energy, it can be a tough one to master. We are better equipped if we approach painting seascapes with a well thought out plan. An important check list is […]

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Try Something New Today.

April 7, 2012

The great thing about painting is that it isn’t bound to certain standards. There are no rules one must follow to create a masterpiece. If you look at some of the greatest painters, you’ll see that their talents are very different, as our their paintings. We have more traditional pieces, and more realistic pieces such […]

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Painting For Beginners – What is “blending” and why is it important?

March 24, 2012

Painting For Beginners can start with learning a blending painting technique. The art of blending is an important painting technique for the novice painter to learn. Realistic painting styles that have gone down in history all incorporate blending into their art. But what is blending? And why is it considered an important  painting technique when teaching painting […]

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Understanding Color And Light – Painting For Beginners

March 16, 2012

Painting For Beginners – Understanding Color and Light When painting, there are many directions you can go to create an art piece. Art can be simple or complex, elaborate or basic. Any of these styles, and many more, are beautiful. Color and light play an important role in all of these methods. It is important […]

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Learning To Paint Is Fun No Matter What Your Age

March 3, 2012

Learning To Paint at any age! Have you always wanted to paint beautiful oil paintings or acrylic painting but thought to yourself that you’re too old, too untalented, too busy or any of a million other excuses?  You are not too old. You are not untalented.  You can make the time to learn to paint.  It’s […]

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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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