art supplies

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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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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Learn to Paint – Are you pointed in the right direction?

May 10, 2012

Learn to Paint with four time saving tips! So you started to paint a few years ago…you dabbled and played around with paint. You went to the nearest art supply store; the clerk had you buy a handful of brushes, a few tubes of paint, bottles of liquid ‘stuff’ and several canvas surfaces. Now what? […]

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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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Canvas Paintings

April 9, 2012

The history of Canvas Paintings goes back hundreds of years! Have you ever wondered where and how folks started to make canvas paintings? It’s a long story, and art historians have recorded it well, but it all started in Venice Italy. Since canvas is made out of fabric, canvas was first used to make the […]

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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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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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Gifts for the Artist in Your Life!

December 1, 2011

It’s that time of the year when we start to think about gifts for the special folks in our lives. If you have an artist to buy for, you may not know where to begin. Help is on the way! Let’s start with the gift certificate… How about treating the artist in your life to […]

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