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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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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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How to Paint Wildlife Animals

April 1, 2012

How to paint animals can be a challenging subject to master! Like most folks, artists tend to gravitate to subjects that hold their interests. We paint what we love and find this to be the most rewarding aspect of learning to paint. There are however some subjects that require learning extra painting techniques and guidance for there to […]

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Tips For Painting Realism

January 18, 2012

When painting real life items, trying to capture every detail that makes it realistic can be difficult. How do you take an image from everyday life and make it appear as though your painting is a photograph? To start,choose your subject matter carefully. Sometimes choosing an item that holds value in your life is ideal. […]

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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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Paint the Sea

November 3, 2011

Do you love sitting on the beach, admiring the ocean, feet in the sand? Your favorite spot can now become a beautiful artwork in you home. Best of all, YOU can create these pieces yourself! Wondering how? Take the Seascapes class from Art Apprentice Online. This fantastic class is available through the online school. “Beaches, […]

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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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Decorative Art, Folk Art…When did it begin?

October 22, 2011

From the beginning of time, man had a desire to make his surroundings more attractive. Throughout history we have seen evidence of this. Man has decorated the tools and everyday objects he has live with in order to personalize his surroundings and claim them as his own. So why can’t we say that Decorative Art […]

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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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How Can You Freshen Up A Room? Decorate With New Art Work!

October 3, 2011

Trying to redecorate your whole house can be overwhelming.  Why not start with your family room or living room. Take a look at the art work that’s hanging there, is it time for a fresh new look? Now’s the time, especially with the change in seasons to move things around or even to add a few new […]

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