If you haven’t seen HerStory, I highly recommend experiencing it for an art “high”. This annual juried online exhibition of women artists curated by Renee Phillips, showcases high quality art in a wide variety of styles and mediums. Phillips has been dedicated to presenting this show annually, as well as other venues for artists for … Continue reading About Contemporary Painter Amy Hughes
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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
Artist: Sheri Rush, Progress of the Opus, 84” x 116.5”, spray paint, acrylic and oil on canvas, 2017 The image above, by Chicago artist Sheri Rush, received my artist award in excellence, through her inclusion in the online exhibition “New Beginnings”, on view from January 20 – March 20, 2018, and curated by Renee Phillips, … Continue reading Sheri Rush – Impressive Paintings
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