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Oil Pastels – A Versatile Medium for Painters

Oil Pastels – A Versatile Medium for Painters

Oil Pastels are Versatile Oil pastels are still my number one favorite medium, even though I also paint with acrylic and oil. When working with oil pastels I feel as if I am able to combine both painting and drawing qualities using just this one medium. Below I've...

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Inspiring Conversations About Contemporary Painting

Inspiring Conversations About Contemporary Painting

One of my favorite interviews took place recently with Kelly Anne Powers. Kelly's site LearnToPaintPodcast.com hosts a wonderful array of artist interviews, and I'm glad to be one of those artists. The interview is posted below for free listening. It's a podcast so...

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Is Your Painting Realistic or Abstract?

Is Your Painting Realistic or Abstract?

Realism and abstraction are familiar terms used to describe a painting's style. But what do these terms really mean? In the video below, artist and contemporary painter Nancy Reyner, offers a non-traditional interpretation, including new ways to view paintings. This...

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Best Ways For Artists To Sell Online

Best Ways For Artists To Sell Online

—Frank Hamilton is Guest Author writing this article on Nancy Reyner's blog. Artists, like everyone these days, can follow the trend of selling online. People are buying online more now than ever. It's convenient, and there are more options and products available at...

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Best Glazing Techniques with Acrylic Paint

Best Glazing Techniques with Acrylic Paint

What is a glaze Glazing is an incredibly useful painting technique. If you are a painter and not familiar with glazes, you are in for a real treat. You can use it to create a variety of painting effects, fix issues, illuminate color and add the illusion of depth in an...

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How to Know Your Painting is Finished?

How to Know Your Painting is Finished?

Six Ways to Know Your Painting is Truly FinishedWatch the video below to learn Nancy’s favorite ways to improve and enhance paintings. Gain insights to create your fine art paintings quicker, with more ease, and better results. Realistic or abstract – all painting...

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The Best Complete Acrylic Painting Course

The Best Complete Acrylic Painting Course

BRING YOUR VISIONS TO LIFE ON CANVASFrom your first brushstroke to your ultimate masterpiece – this course has it all!Easily master acrylic painting. How? By getting the right information. The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting is an all-inclusive self-guided acrylic...

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The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

The Ground Breaking Master Course for PaintersWhat is the Art of Painting Beyond Technique? This course will shape your artistic vision. It is the most comprehensive online training of its kind. Learn Nancy’s comprehensive and systematic critique method to improve and...

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Insights for Painters on Pigments & Paint Color

Insights for Painters on Pigments & Paint Color

Understanding Mineral and Modern Pigments for Painters Paint companies and chemists divide color pigments, used for making paints, into two distinct categories: mineral (made from natural sources known as inorganics) and modern (made synthetically known as organics)....

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What Do Painting and Writing Have in Common?

What Do Painting and Writing Have in Common?

—Jessica Fender is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog writing this article.I once spent half a day in one room of the D’Arcy Museum in Paris. It housed a special exhibit of Van Gogh, displayed in a timeline of his works, from early to late. One thing struck me....

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Setting Up Your Home Art Studio

Setting Up Your Home Art Studio

—Cassandra Rosas is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog writing this article.Whether you enjoy doing some oil painting, sketching, or creating sculptures, it’s essential to have a place at home where you can be creative. If you don’t have an art studio at home, it’s...

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7 Mistakes Most New Painters Will Make

7 Mistakes Most New Painters Will Make

—Emily Henry is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog writing this article.Are you a perfectionist? Do you dream of making your very first painting into a masterpiece? This is a tough goal if you are just starting off on your painting journey, and may actually stop you...

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