painting

Mixed Media – Modern turns Vintage – Picture Frame

November 23, 2013

Old Modern Becomes Vintage New – Mixed Media to the Rescue  During a recent house cleaning exercise I came across this contemporary or modern looking photo frame and noticed the panels coming loose. I was getting ready to put it into the “dispose” pile and then a creative idea hit me.  Why not refinish the frame […]

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Paint Your Family Life with Happiness and Fun – Learn to Paint

September 23, 2012

Bring Creative Expression into your Home when you Learn to Paint! A happy family life is one of the greatest gifts we can give our kids. With a little pre-planning, we can make time each week for creative family activities. Any activity that brings the family together for fun, and creative expression will encourage bonding, building […]

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Learn to Paint Fine Art – What does this mean?

August 15, 2012

Learn to Paint Fine Art – but don’t get pigeon holed as an artist! Two words… ‘Fine Art’ are  often used in different ways and serve a different end depending on the context they are used in. If used as a judgement to somehow pigeon hole an artist, it can be seen as a negative. It can suggest […]

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Online Art Classes Versus Videos -There is a difference!

July 30, 2012

Learn from the Painting Teacher… The modern way to learn to paint – Online art classes The goal of taking a painting class is to learn from the instructor and get feedback from someone with more experience. As a developing artist, the student painter is in need of instructor feedback to help build their confidence […]

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Overcome a Mental Block

February 2, 2012

We all hit a mental “road block” from time to time. Previously we’ve touched upon finding your inspiration, but what if you feel that you have the inspiration but are stuck at a stop sign on how to go about bringing your dream to life? Try one of these tips when you feel you’re at […]

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7 Tips On Buying Oil Painting Supplies

January 25, 2012

Getting Started with Oil Painting Supplies Painting is a relaxing hobby that many people pursue. However to pursue oil painting, there are various oil painting supplies you need to first buy. As oil painting materials are rather expensive, and there are so many types of supplies to choose from, here are some tips on buying […]

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How To Get Motivated To Paint

January 3, 2012

In today’s world, we have so many things that constantly demand our time.  So how do we make time to paint if it’s our hobby?  Sometimes, it’s just a matter of pushing ourselves a little.  Give ourselves a “deadline” so to speak for when we want our painting to be completed. Other times, it may […]

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Acrylic Painting Tips For Beginners

December 20, 2011

Acrylic paints are a relatively modern addition to the staple of tools that artists have at their disposal.  Acrylic paints offer a unique spectrum of versatility that simply cannot be matched by other painting mediums.  Although acrylic painting offers many benefits, it presents many challenge as well.  For a beginner, learning to paint with acrylic […]

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Got Rhythm in Art?

October 20, 2011

 When Billy Ray Cyrus launched Achy Breaky Heart we couldn’t resist the urge to sing along and dance to this catchy tune! Fingers were snapping, and hands were clapping to the rhythm and beat! It sure was energizing to listen to wasn’t it? Catchy music has a beat and a tempo…musical notes are arranged to […]

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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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