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Painting and Writing – Same Art, Different Form?

Painting and Writing – Same Art, Different Form?

—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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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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