How Daily Painting Can Make You a Better Artist by Mike Rooney

If you’ve been around the painting business any amount of time you’ve probably heard the term “daily painting.” But you may be asking “what is that exactly?” and may be wondering what it could offer you. Daily painting is a movement that started years ago and is pretty much attributed to an artist named Duane…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/12/2010

Spotlight on Artist ANN FLAHERTY by M Theresa Brown

When a participant in one of our art marketing seminars came up to me afterwards and began to chat about some of the aspects of things we had discussed, little did I realize what an amazing person I was talking with!Sometimes touching the lives of thousands starts with a simple concept: Finding a need and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/12/2010

The Value of Workshops by M Theresa Brown

Years ago, when you wanted to know something about how to create art, your choices were limited. Either you read a book or went to college. There was no YouTube, DVDs and if you had TV (seriously-as recent as 40 years ago, many people did not!) you may catch a show with the earliest of…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 10/12/2010

Stormtrooper Snatching!

As many of you may know, this past weekend was Art Basel, an epic art show that takes over Miami.  The who’s who of the art world were all there.  One of the most controvertial names in street art, Mr. Brainwash, had an installation on Collins Ave.  On the balconies of the outside of the…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/12/2010

December Artist of the Month – Jean Hildebrant

  ARTIST  STATEMENT Jean Hildebrant I was born in a small town in Oregon and had no access to art classes. I taught myself how to draw and use pastels and oil, by studying art books that I found in the local library. It was exciting to see how the Old Masters and current artists painted…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 08/12/2010

Fun With Snazaroo!

Face Painting is easy! Face painting is all about looking good andhaving fun! Our face paints offer a greatvariety of vibrant colors. They go on easilyand dry quickly, so you can easily completea design in less than 5 minutes. Follow the 3 steps below to create your own Tiger face with Snazaroo Face Paint! Step…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/12/2010

Get Creative for the Holidays and Make Your Own Greeting Cards!

Create your own cards this holiday season! Strathmore makes it easy with their complete offering of blank cards and envelopes. Draw, paint, collage, print, stamp or even use your inkjet printer. Jerry’s offers great savings on Strathmore Creative Cards, Photo Mount and Photo Frame Cards and environmentally-friendly Greener Options cards. Check out Jerry’s complete offering…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 29/11/2010

Art as Play by Deb Bartos

Thinking about how much we have invested in art materials and frames, can lead to careful but un-inspired work.  Painting from reference materials (even your own, hopefully they ARE your own) can also produce nothing but stagnation. Before I start a new piece, I usually ask myself, “Why am I painting this?” If I have…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 23/11/2010

The Emerging Artist Label by M Theresa Brown

Far away from the fantasy art auctions of Christie’s and Sotheby’s is the real world of art  sales where there are many thousands of artists who create and sell their art.  In this world, the artist is usually working directly with the buyer and for sums far less than the multimillion dollar art in the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/11/2010

Gloves In A Bottle on NBC Today Show!

Do you have Gloves in a Bottle?  Artists have been using it to protect their hands from paints and toxic mediums.  A guest on NBC’s Today Show came by to talk about protecting your skin in the harsh winter weather.  What was one of the products she suggested?  Gloves in a Bottle!  The formula is…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/11/2010