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Principals Of Movement In Art

January 1, 2013

Movement in art is a concept in art related to design. Here is a free version of the elements of art class we offer in the AAO store. Photo by landscape photographer: Eric Leslie.   What Is Movement In Art? Artists will rely on many tools to establish the story as well as the ‘flow’ of […]

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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 To Draw – Art Apprentice Online Is Not Just For Painting

July 27, 2012

Learn to Draw with just a few drawing supplies! When you think about art, many immediately turn to painting and lump the two together. There are many forms of art, including drawing. Drawing is a great way to ease into a new skill. Before you begin, there’s a few items you’ll need for drawing. To […]

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Encourage Creativity and Discover Power of Observation?

July 19, 2012

The famous young author, Anne Frank once said, “Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.” Take a moment to think about your own childhood… Were we encouraged to draw, paint or to be creative or was […]

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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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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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Tulip, Tulips and More Tulips! The Beauty of A Single Flower!

April 14, 2012

Painting Tulips – Know the History of this Beautiful Flower… What is the first image you have when you hear the word Holland? We automatically think of the Tulip flower, correct? What is little known is that this radiant flower was first introduced to Europe in 1554 via Turkey and took Europe by storm during the […]

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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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