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Top Art History Books for Beginners

Top Art History Books for Beginners

—Lauren Groff is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, with this article.Art History can get complicated. To fully appreciate and understand the history of art we need to go beyond just memorizing artists, the titles of their most famous pieces, and the different...

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How To Personalize Your Space with Wall Frames

How To Personalize Your Space with Wall Frames

—Katie Tejada is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, with this article.  It’s official! You’ve moved into a new space and it’s time to personalize the decor. Whether you’re decorating an airy room at home or small office, you work with what you have. Custom...

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What We Can Learn from Famous Artists’ Signatures

What We Can Learn from Famous Artists’ Signatures

—Hana Rehman is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, writing this article on artist's signatures. Every artist has their own signature, and many autographs of famed creatives are instantly recognizable in the art world. But aside from being your unique trademark, does...

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Choosing the Right Frame for Your Art

Choosing the Right Frame for Your Art

—Katie Tejada is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, writing this article on Framing Art. Whether you’re an artist who has just completed another piece or a collector who wants to frame a newly-acquired artwork, you may decide to frame. How do you choose the right...

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Ways to Get Over Painter’s Block

Ways to Get Over Painter’s Block

Aimee Hill is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, writing this article on Painter's Block. Painter's block affects everyone, whether an amateur or a professional. It's one of the ups and downs of creativity and a perfectly normal phase that can stifle your...

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Best Painting Technique for Ocean Waves

Best Painting Technique for Ocean Waves

Painting Waves To paint the waves in my waterscapes, I use three different painting techniques - and sometimes all three are included in the same painting! These are also the same techniques I use, with slight variations, to paint those fluffy white clouds in my...

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Painting with Glazes on Gold Leaf

Painting with Glazes on Gold Leaf

Glazes create transparent paint overlays that work well on special surfaces like gold leaf. Use glazes to create a wide variety of painting effects, and to illuminate color. Glazing has been used throughout painting history and is still widely used today for all...

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Special Acrylic Painting Mediums – Tips to use GACs

Special Acrylic Painting Mediums – Tips to use GACs

Feel confused by all those GAC mediums on the art store shelves? What ARE they all for?  I am happy to share what I've learned through many years working as a Certified Working Artist for GOLDEN, and how I use these mediums in my paintings. First things first!...

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PAINTING IDEAS FOR BEGINNING ARTISTS

PAINTING IDEAS FOR BEGINNING ARTISTS

If you find yourself house bound and stir crazy, here are three family-friendly, not-too-messy, non-toxic painting ideas to stay creative even if you can't get to the studio. Use these ideas to paint at home, along with children and friends of any age and art...

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5 Best Acrylic Pour Painting Techniques

5 Best Acrylic Pour Painting Techniques

Amy Anthony is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, writing this article on Acrylic Pouring. Acrylic Pour Art involves an incredible mix of colors where the textures and shapes are developed strictly from the pouring of paint. The art itself is stunningly beautiful,...

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How to Create A Great Painting

How to Create A Great Painting

  What Makes A Great Painting? An answer everyone can agree on may appear impossible. For the past decade I’ve delved passionately into this question. I discovered a significant tool that makes an average painting soar into the arena of great. Using this tool in...

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Tips for Using Glitter with Resin

Tips for Using Glitter with Resin

Here's an article I wanted to share that has good advice on using metallic glitter with pouring resin. It's from a company that specializes in resin pouring products called Resin Obsession, and written by their guest writer Tess DiNapoli. Enjoy!  How to Get...

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