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Mixed Media Value Study With Gouache

Sean Dye

Taken directly from the "Loose Figures and Crowd Scenes" DVD, artist Sean Dye will show you how he takes primary colors to lay out the initial color with gouache on an ampersand board. After drawing the outline with India ink, the darkest darks will go on first and get lighter as he moves throughout the piece. If you want to see how he finishes off the painting, pick up the DVD and follow along with your Sean Dye Starter Set!

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.

Basic Drawing Skills - Human Figure

Dan Nelson

Join professional artist Dan Nelson for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating key drawing skills.

Traveling Artist with Lisa Kowieski

Lisa Kowieski – Traveling Artist Materials Used: LUKAS 150th Anniversary Watercolor Wood Box Set of 70 Half Pans Mimik Kolinsky Synthetic Watercolor Brushes Arches 140 lb. Cold Press 20 Sheet Block 9×12″ Staedtler Technical Pencils Strathmore Mixed Media Sketchbook 5.5×8.5” Last summer I had the opportunity of a lifetime to go on a two week…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/06/2017

Jerry’s LIVE – A New innovative Step to Promote Fine Art Instruction

Jerry’s LIVE – A first of it’s kind and new commitment from Jerry’s to further fine art education, product knowledge, how to’s and to most of all create an interactive experience.. and it’s all a LIVE broadcast! Details: Jerry’s LIVE on Facebook are “interactive live events and workshops” shown through Facebook where you can participate in…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 15/02/2017

2017 Artful Gathering Blog Hop

Art Share and Blog Hop Destination Cristina Zinnia Galliher, Director Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats When I first began experimenting with Turner Gouache Paints, I started out with just a few tubes that included some primary colors and a tube or two of metallics and pearls. I was accustomed to painting with acrylic paints, which…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/02/2017

Painting on AlumaComp Aluminum Panels by Eric Armusik

Painting on AlumaComp Panels by Professional Artist Eric Armusik Products used: 11 x 14 AlumaComp Aluminum Panel Chelsea Classical Studio Mediums Set Hamburg Premier Professional Brushes For over 15 years I’ve painted on wood panels that I prepared by myself.  I’ve made the cuts, built the cradles and frames by hand.  Everything I’ve done over…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/01/2017

LED Lighting That Changes They Way You See Art

Method Lights- LED Lighting That Changes They Way You See Art The Challenge for Artists… See Video Below There’s long been a void in art studio lighting, and the art lighting industry as a whole. For artists, the optimal scenario is usually natural light, but that can be problematic on cloudy days or when it’s…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 29/11/2016

A Revolutionary Bright Idea for Oil Colorists

Most experts will agree that linseed oil is the most flexible of all the oils used in the production of oil color.  The reason pale oils are used is because linseed oil was not all that pale and tended to give a slight yellowish cast when the painting was finished. Additionally, it would darken over time,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 16/11/2016

Pop Art Painting DIY – Using Acrylic Paints

DIY Pop Art Painting- Acrylic Pop Art Tutorial Designer:  Lindsay “The Frugal Crafter” Weirich Media: Acrylic Skill Level:  Beginner Level of Difficulty:  2 (out of 5) Supplies Needed: Soho Acrylic Paint Set of 24 – # 86457 Soho Gloss Gel  – # 87656 Creative Inspirations Dura Handle Flat Brush – # 87620 Artist’s White Tape – # 11821…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/10/2016

Artist Spotlight- Artist Eric Armusik

Article: Artist Eric Armusik – Artist Spotlight Helen and Paris, oil on birch, 48 x 60” 2016 (Painted in 13 days – 178 hours in preparation for this year’s Art Renewal Center International Salon) Products used: Charvin Extra Fine Oils Black Swan Creative Mark Filberts, Rounds and Flats First, let me say what an honor…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/08/2016

How Do I Clean An Oil Paint Brush?

Products Used in this Video NOTE: Click on images to go to product pages Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Brush Cleaner A Safer Natural Alternative To Turpentine That Actually Smells Like Lavender! Made from 100% natural distilled fruits and flowers, featuring lavender, Chelsea Classical Studio’s Lavender Brush Cleaner is a safer natural alternative to turpentine, petroleum…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 27/05/2016

Artist Spotlight- Lisa Marie Kowieski

  Lisa Kowieski Multi-disciplinary Artist and Designer from Chicago. “My work is influenced by nature and storytelling with themes of adventure and passion. More than anything, I strive to create work that inspires others to explore their passions and live their best lives. As a multi-disciplinary Artist and Designer, I’m trained in both traditional and…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 26/05/2016