Don’t Miss Our Summer Contests!

  I am Dara Goldstein, Assistant Brand Manager of Jerry’s Artarama, and I will be updating you with the latest and greatest with regards to our exciting contests at Jerry’s Artarama.  We are currently holding two contests ending in September. Our Summer Pastel Challenge ends September 15th.  Whether you prefer using soft, semi-hard, or oil…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/08/2010

5 Steps to Turn Negative Artist Thoughts into Positives! by M Theresa Brown

“My work is better than that!” We’ve all said or thought it. And we probably meant it. But what it really means, when all is said and done, is that we are, at some level, envious of that other artist. So how can we turn this negative thought into a productive, positive action that benefits…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/08/2010

Remember to Play by Cheryl Whitestone

Philip Morsberger in his studio, August 18, 2010 Recently I visited The Morris Museum of Southern Art in Augusta Georgia with a group of fellow artists and art enthusiasts. The curator generously arranged a studio visit for us with Philip Morsberger . Philip’s warehouse studio was large and well lit with flourescants, no windows. There…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 30/08/2010

Defining Urban Derivatives by TMNK

The streets are talking, and a NOBODY like me  is not only listening but is adding to the conversation with a unique and compelling style of art I call “URBAN DERIVATIVES.” Not content with simply “getting up” on walls and having my work seen and appreciated by the masses. And, while many find inspiration from…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/08/2010

Tom’s Message

Hello to all my artist friends.  We just returned home from a great workshop and trade show in Houston and it is time to get some painting in while getting ready for up coming workshops, the next being a one day painting demonstrations followed by a one day workshop at the Jerry’s Artarama store in…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/08/2010

Using Impasto Medium to Create Three Dimensional Effects

In depicting elements in nature relief effects give a 3-dimensional effect that really makes the paint pop right off the canvas.  In this painting technique I am using Matisse Structure paint (Carbon Grey) along with Matisse Impasto Medium to create tree bark. Step 1: I mix a ratio of about 30% paint with 70% Impasto…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 24/08/2010

AOC 2010 Update!

Great news! The Art of the Carolinas 2010 brochures are out. They have been mailed, so if you are on our mailing list, you should see one in your mailbox early next week. Christina: Great job on the cover! Kim: Great job on the entire layout! Vendors: Thank you for the great prices and wonderful…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 23/08/2010

Learn About Matisse Liquid Pencil

There is some hype about a new product….the Sharpie Liquid Pencil.  This is a fun item that writes like pencil and remains eraseable for 24 hours before it becomes permanent. But wait!  This sounds familiar!  Matisse Derivan has been making a product called the liquid graphite pencil.  Although the Sharpie is great as an everyday…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 20/08/2010

Defeating “Da Funk” by Mike Rooney

Ever been in a “funk” and can’t paint? If you’re very serious about your painting (vs. doing it once in a while for fun) you know that “da funk” can really rattle you. Sometimes it hits you out of nowhere and sometimes it comes at other more predictable times. Lets look at what causes it,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/08/2010

Jerry’s in the Community

The members of the ChromaZones are Triangle area artists that specialize in abstract art. Each of the artists brings to the group unique qualities but all share a common goal of celebrating and promoting the Triangle area’s visual arts community. The group originally came together during a charity fund raising effort and promotion of the…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/08/2010