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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 Techniques – The Old Masters Sure Had It Going On!

June 18, 2012

 Simple painting techniques can have great  impact on your art work! Do you ever wonder how painting techniques can have such impact on your work? Folks spend years in search of one technique after another. The great painters of old created amazing artworks with just a few simple painting techniques! There were no ‘magic’ brushes such as a brush for painting hair, another for ribbons, […]

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How to Paint Animals – Painting Realistic Wildlife Fur

May 31, 2012

How to paint animals with fur is the question?Painting realistic animals with fur might appear to be the most difficult of all painting techniques to master. However this process is made so much easier to understand when it is broken down into bite size pieces. Painting fur textures, colors and patterns takes a little time […]

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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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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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Create Dimension with Transparent Glazing

November 11, 2011

What is a Glaze?  ‘Glazing’ is the technique that allows us to apply a thin transparent layer of colour over another dry layer.  Acrylic or oil paint glazes are often used to create more depth or dimension within areas of a painting. This old painting technique was used by the Old Masters. It  is often […]

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How To get Your Art Published In 3 Easy Steps!

October 22, 2011

Are you an artist who wants to get your work published? You have something to offer the art world, but don’t know where to get started? Here are a few simple ways to gain great exposure, promote yourself as an artist and make some money too!    Submit your artwork to be featured in our magazine […]

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Painting Tools

October 16, 2011

Looking for a new spin to your artwork? Or looking to improve your technique? Using different types of mediums is a great way to bring a new twist to your art, or just expand your current style. 1 – Watercolor, or water based paints: These are great for kids, and are easier on the environment. […]

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