10 Places Every Artist Needs to Plein Air Paint

For when you need to get outside and paint! Spring is upon us and it’s time to take those easels, canvases, pads, paints and brushes outside! The days are quickly warming up, so leave those dark studios behind and step into the sunlight for en plein air painting .  What is plein air painting you ask?…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 25/03/2014

A Jerry’s Online Street Team Art Project with Mark A. Nelson

Artist Mark Nelson – Fantasy Drawing Walk-Through   Materials Mark Nelson used: Strathmore Toned Grey Paper. (These are smoother papers which is good. Some drawing papers have too much texture and fight with detail in line work.) Vanish 4-in-1 Eraser Prismacolor Pencils (Black and White) Verithin Black Pencil “Toned Paper Drawing” by Mark A. Nelson Step…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/03/2014

Jerry’s Artarama at the Emerald City Comicon in Seattle

Jerry’s will be hosting classes and contests throughout the weekend   The Emerald City Comiccon is celebrating its 12th year in Seattle, Washington March 28-30th, 2014. This year Jerry’s Artarama’s Comic and Illustrative Division will be will be teaching classes, handing out prizes and  will even be hosting a Quick Draw Contest!  Karalyn and Company…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/03/2014

Did you know-Michelangelo

Some little known facts about one of the greatest artists of all time   We all know who Michelangelo is, everyone has seen the statue of David and the Sistine Chapel, but what do we really know about him? Two weeks ago, we wished him a happy 539th birthday in the article Happy Birthday Michelangelo! and…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 18/03/2014

Making Your Values Really Stand Out

Why Shading is Important in your Sketches Many people like sketching because of the realism that can be depicted from their drawings. However, when drawing on a two dimensional surface like paper, depicting that realism can be difficult. The solution to this problem is to create shadows and shade while you sketch. Light and shadows…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 15/03/2014

What’s the Buzz- Grey Palettes

Find out why so many people are making the switch Many artists have found a fairly new product on the market and are going crazy for it. Grey Palettes have technically been around for the longest time, but are just resurfacing in popularity. Painters in very olden times used to put their paint on slabs…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/03/2014

Artist Spotlight with Charlie Spear and Charvin Oil Colors Review

Charlie Spear only uses Charvin Oils in his Fine Art Painting Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The Era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/03/2014

Happy Birthday Michelangelo!

Today we celebrate a great Artist! If he were alive today, he would have been 539 years old, but Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni has already completed more in his lifetime than many of us can dream to. Michelangelo was renowned as an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, engineer and poet during the High Renaissance. He…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 06/03/2014

Impasto Techniques the Masters Used

Which Masters Used Impasto and How You Can Too Impasto is a technique used in painting where paint is laid on thickly to give a painting texture and an almost 3D effect. It can be accomplished with mediums such as acrylic, oil, or gouache. Early in painting, it was thought that the image being captured…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 04/03/2014

Announcing the 2014 Valentines Day Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to all of our wonderful winners!   Chocolate and Roses are great Valentines Day gifts, but soon after V-Day, they’re gone. Your art is a labor of love and lasts forever! We had many contestants show us their art and tell us their story and then we let you viewers pick the winners. While…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 01/03/2014