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Art, Creativity, & Painting

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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How Painting and Writing Are Similar for Artists

How Painting and Writing Are Similar for Artists

—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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The Best Art Advice Ever!

The Best Art Advice Ever!

—Emily Harrinson is Guest Author on Nancy Reyner's blog, writing this article.During my art career I’ve received a lot of advice. Some of it I asked for, and some of it was given whether I wanted it or not — an accumulation of the good, the bad and the downright ugly....

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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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