Did You Know- Vincent Van Gogh

Little Known Facts About One of Our Favorite Painters! Yesterday was Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday! And while we know that he is  the father of Post-Impressionism and the painter of such favorite paintings as Starry Night, sunflowers, wheat fields, self portraits and cypress trees, there are still a lot of interesting facts that fall to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 31/03/2015

Blind Painter Able to Paint Again

After Going Blind, Artist Uses Texture to Complete Beautiful Paintings   In 2001, as a result of Epilepsy, artist John Bramblitt went blind. Now, while it is easy to see how blindness could ruin the career of a visual artist, going blind was actually the catalyst to begin his career as a visual artist. His…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 28/03/2015

10 Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas for Spring

10 Simple Ideas to Get You Started Spring has started and the weather is finally warm enough to get back outside and paint. And the best paint to paint with right now are Watercolors! With bright, flowing color and carefree brushstrokes, Watercolor paint is symbolic of the freshness that Spring brings to our art. So…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/03/2015

Tell Us Why You Love Jerry’s And Win!

Congrats to Our “My Story” Winners! Jerry’s wants to hear from you! We want to know how we’ve helped you grow in your love and passion of art and want to hear your story. That’s why at Jerrysartarama.com, you can tell us about your experience for a chance to win an eGift Card to Jerry’s…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 24/03/2015

Get Outside Like These Famous Plein Air Painters

Here is Your Spring Inspiration!   Spring is here and it’s gorgeous outside so its time to get out and start plein air painting. These famous artists wasted no time getting outside and neither should you. So for some inspiration, here are a few famous professional artists who were superior at plein air painting.  …..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/03/2015

Why Did We Create Union Square Pads?

Thoughts Regarding Our New Top Selling Paper Pads   So why did we create Union Square Pads? Our customers are artists. Most paper brands have anything from really poor quality paper to adequate. It makes it difficult for our customers to know which pad in a line will give them the best results. Our customers…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 19/03/2015

4 Irish Painters You Need to Know

Feeling green? So were these guys! In honor of St. Patty’s Day, we thought that it was only right to take a little time out of our busy schedule to learn about some famous Irish Painters from history. Here’s exactly what we found out: Charles Jervas Charles Jervas was born in Clonlisk, Ireland around 1675,…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/03/2015

What the Blue/Black/White/Gold Dress Tells Us About How We View Color

Why We Perceive Color Differently Left: Original Image, Mid: Image is white balanced to look white and gold. Right: Image is white balanced to look blue and black. Unless you’ve been stuck at sea for the past two weeks, then you’ve definitely seen the dress that went viral on the internet last week and felt…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 10/03/2015

Announcing the Strathmore Winter 2015 Back to Class Contest Winners

Congrats to our Talented Artists   We asked “What have you created with Strathmore?” and our artists answered. We received so many great entries in our Strathmore Winter 2015 Back to Class Contest. The Winners drew, sketched, colored and painted on Strathmore paper, on paper styles like Strathmore’s Artist Tiles, 300 Bristol Pads, 300 Sketch Pads, or 400 Watercolor…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/03/2015

10 Etch-A-Sketch Masterpieces to Brighten Your Day

This Guy Just Put All of Our 5 Year Old Selves To Shame Jeff Gagliardi has over 35 years experience making fantastic pieces of art on Etch-A-Sketches and although his days of etching and sketching may be over, he still shares his art as one of the few Etch-A-Sketch artists out there. His prints are…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2015