Glazing Techniques – Glazing A Painting – Transparent Color

August 8, 2012

Glazing Techniques used for painting flowers is a little like wearing rose colored glasses! When learning how to paint flowers, it is important to understand the painting techniques used to create  their brilliant colors and details. Have you ever looked through a pair of amber colored sunglasses and seen the world bathed in golden light? Glazing Techniques are a little like those […]

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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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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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Flower Paintings – Tulip Folklore and Legends

April 20, 2012

Tulip Flower Folklore and Legends may help with Flower Compositions: When learning how to paint flowers it is good to know the history of the flower or how the flower came to be popular. This can help the artist create a good composition to showcase the flower in the correct way. For example, if the […]

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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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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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Tulip Mania Has Begun: Painting Flowers In Acrylic

April 12, 2012

The Tulip in Holland As stated in the previous blog post, the gentleman, who visited Turkey, was a botanist. The Emperor Maximilian II from Vienna had requested that he create a botanical garden in Vienna. He was so enamored with the flower, that he brought bulbs back from Turkey. He later accepted a position as […]

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Painting Flowers – Create Floral Compositions You Can Be Proud Of!

December 7, 2011

Our love of painting flowers can result in amazing compositions! Whenever we are painting flowers there are key points to remember. The success of our flower paintings depends on them. Here are two subjects to pay close attention to: Focal Area and Compositional Design. Regardless of the media you paint with, all successful oil painting, acrylic painting, and […]

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