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How To Prepare A Canvas Using Gesso

Joe DiGiulio

Welcome to another exciting free art lesson with Joe DiGiulio! In this video, Joe will show you how to prepare your canvas using Matisse Gesso and a gloss medium to give your finished painting a more interesting look! This lesson is an excerpt from his upcoming DVD, The Abstract Expressionist Mind: A Matter of Scale.

Create a Wreath Beginners Watercolor Tutorial - Lisa Kowieski Art Lesson

Lisa Kowieski

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 1: beginners watercolor tutorial In this first In-Studio teaching episode of Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie we will be learning how to paint with watercolors. This class is recommended for beginners and artists who wish to improve upon their skill sets with watercolor painting. We will be learning how to paint a floral watercolor wreath (GREAT for a gift, a card cover, or room decoration–just add your favorite word or phrase in the middle :). Follow along as I teach you step by step how to make this wreath watercolor

Stretching A Large Canvas

Heather Goldstein

Stretching a Large Canvas on stretcher bars  - Heather Goldstein demonstrates how even a small person can easily stretch a large canvas using staples, glue and stretcher bars!

Artist Spotlight – Alia El-Bermani & Turner Acryl Gouache

About Alia El-Bermani Alia El-Bermani received her BFA in 2000 from Laguna College of Art and Design in CA. This talented figurative painter has had several solo exhibitions, most recently in 2016 at TAMU’s Reynolds Gallery. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions and showcased in museums across the country. In 2015 her…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/02/2018

Send an Art eGift Card for Valentine’s Day

Send your your Valentine something better than chocolate…Valentine Creative eGift Card Often times we are left thinking about how to surprise a loved one on Valentine’s Day and for those that are creative, it can be even more of a challenge (unless you already know what they want and got the signal from the quarterback…..

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Michael Marchetta -- 12/02/2018

Lifelike Brilliant Oil Color Paint For Expressing the World Around You – Charvin Fine Oils

Charvin Fine Artists’ Oil Paints are an Elite Artists’ Oil From The French Riviera. One Of The Most Honored And Time Tested Recipes For Oil Color Production, Charvin Fine Artists’ Oils use some of the oldest recipes still in use! Based on over 175 years of experience, Charvin has created a high quality elite oil…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/02/2018

Jerry’s 6th Annual 2018 Self Portrait Contest

2018 6th Annual Self Portrait Contest- Up to $4000 in prizes can be yours! Last year we had over 2000 people enter our Annual Self Portrait Contest with hundreds of great entries and 33 happy winners who walked away with a combined $4000 in prizes, the 1st place winner winning a $2,000 eGift card. This…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/01/2018

Block Printing with Artist Bill Fick featuring Speedball Art Products – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 42

Jerry’s LIVE Episode 42: Block Printing with Artist Bill Fick featuring Speedball Art Products – See Video Below Summary After our basic printmaking episode was such a success, we have decided to up the ante with the help of Speedball. They are bringing out the big guns– and are graciously loaning us renowned printmaker Bill Fick…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 17/01/2018

Painting & Pouring with Turner Acryl Gouache – Jerry’s Live Episode 1

Jerry’s Live – Episode #1  Painting & Pouring with Turner Acryl Gouache – See Video Below Summary Painting And Pouring With Turner Acryl Gouache The Super Concentrated Vibrant Acryl Gouache – Relax, play, and enjoy the process of producing a pouring painting with Turner Acryl Gouache and Pouring Medium, on a DaVinci Pro Liquid Art…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/01/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 1: Beginners Watercolor Tutorial

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 1: beginners watercolor tutorial In this first In-Studio teaching episode of Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie we will be learning how to paint with watercolors. This class is recommended for beginners and artists who wish to improve upon their skill sets with watercolor painting. We will be learning…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 09/01/2018

Stretched Canvas – Stretching your Budget with Knowledge – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 30

Jerry’s Live – Episode #30 Stretched Canvas Episode: “Stretching your $$$ with Knowledge! – See Video Below Summary Most artists paint on stretched canvas, yet few would be able to tell you much about what they were using and why if hard pressed… What is the canvas weight, and what does it mean? Why are there…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/01/2018

Creative Adventures: The Introduction Video Series For Aspiring Artists

  Creative Adventures is a video series for aspiring artists, freelance artists who are looking to further develop their skills, and for those that love travel and adventure.  Welcome to Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie!   This year, Jerry’s Artarama is launching a new special video collaboration with  Lisa Kowieski (of Made by Lisa Marie) a nature based artist,…..

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Lisa Kowieski -- 03/01/2018

eGift Cards Make Great Last Minute Gifts

Send one instantly! If you’re like me and always shop last minute, I’m going to let you in on a little secret…eGift Cards from Jerry’s Artarama are the way to go! They can be sent anywhere, right to someone’s electronic mailbox, and instantly too. They let the person receiving the card choose what they want…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 20/12/2017