An even better title – How to give an art talk for your friend’s show (without losing your friend). Sometimes it’s best to say no. That’s what was going through my head a few days before my friend Gigi Mills had her solo gallery show. A select group of her collector’s was invited to … Continue reading Best Ways to Express Emotion in Painting
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Acrylic is an amazing medium for fine art painters. It’s not just paint! Acrylic research and development has taken acrylic far beyond what any other medium, like oil or watercolor, can do. When we compare acrylic to all the other available mediums for painters, it is like comparing the computer application of Photoshop to an … Continue reading Acrylic Mediums, Gels & Pastes. What are they?
Linda Harbert, The School and It’s Environment, oil on canvas, 35.5″ x 47.25″ The journey an artist takes in creating their work has always interested me. From their first decision to create art to the point where they discover their work is uniquely theirs can take a long time. Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, theorized … Continue reading Award Winner Linda Harbert
The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Class · Self-Guided Video Instruction From Your First Brushstroke to Your Ultimate Masterpiece – This Course Has It All! Anyone can master acrylic painting with the right skills! With this all-inclusive acrylic painting course, learn to achieve a wide range of painting techniques in both Classic and Contemporary styles. Gain confidence … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting Techniques
Layering for painting is a simple concept yet is thrown around a lot in the painting world, and can get very confusing. It is used to refer to multiple concepts and can have different meanings depending on which medium you are using to paint. Here’s my take on layering for painting. To make this really simple, … Continue reading What is Layering for Painting?
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. First let’s make sure we don’t get confused between oil pastels and the … Continue reading Oil Pastel – A Great Medium for Painters!
What’s a mixed absorbency surface? It’s a great surface you can easily make yourself, to get interesting painting effects and texture right away, regardless of which painting medium you use! Read on to find out how to use this with your creative work! To start a painting, a painter will usually begin with some commercially … Continue reading How to Create a Mixed Absorbency Surface for Painting
I love browsing Ted Talks online. It’s addictive! You can find an incredible range of topics, each limited to 15 minutes, offering the finest in the “Art of Persuasion”! One in particular, about our natural creative tendencies, caught my interest, presented by writer Young-ha Kim. I’d enjoy hearing what you think! Please write your comments below. More suggestions … Continue reading Our Innate Creativity
Add WOW to Your Paintings! Learn to paint with confidence • Improve your paintings • Uplevel your art career Join this interactive live online 6 week class. We will delve into numerous helpful topics for painters, in particular, how to see your art with keen eyes. This is THE most important tool for any artist … Continue reading Painting Excellence Class
Landscape & Galactic Dust, 48″ x 60″, acrylic & gold leaf on panel, Nancy Reyner Gold Leaf + Paint = Fun You’ve probably figured it out by now, that I really really like gold leaf! I like shiny stuff. But I also like the challenge of combining it with paint. Anyone game to try it? … Continue reading How to Apply Gold Leaf for Oil & Acrylic Painters