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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!

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!

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.

Styled After the Books Renaissance Masters Used – Luxury Leather Sketchbooks

Old World Luxury Italian Leather Bound Soft Cover Sketch Books Luxury Leather Bound Sketch Books – 4 Sizes In 7 Styles Imported From Italy! Premium leather scketchbooks Leather wrap tie Available in 4 sizes: 2.7×4.1”, 3.5×5.1”, 4.7×6.5” and 5.7×8.3” 120gsm acid-free cream colored paper 112 pages each (except the 2.7×4.1” size, which contains 64 pages)…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/12/2017

Paint on anything this Halloween, including your pumpkins – With Turner Acryl Gouache

  Paint on anything this Halloween, including your pumpkins (no sharp blades, bandaids or bloody fingers required!), with our Turner Acryl Gouache Super Concentrated Artist Acrylics – the most vibrant, pigment packed acrylics we can get our hands on! Seriously, the black is so pigmented and matte, it’s almost like painting with velvet! Shop Turner Acryl…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 30/10/2017

Jerry’s Artarama, The Story and Vision – Empowering Artists Since 1968

Proudly serving artists since 1968! Thank you for choosing Jerry’s for purchasing your art supplies. Jerry’s only business is serving the interests of artists like you. From the first time artist to the professional we have everything under one roof at factory direct savings as much as 75% off traditional retails. We have always championed…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 10/10/2017

Artist Spotlight- Artist David Kofton

For years, I have been addressed as a most prolific artist. I am not sure if I fit that mold, but I do push out a lot of paint, words, pastels, graphite and sculpture. Yes, it has not been unusual for me to push out 150-200 pieces a year. Many have said, “Slow down.” Many…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/07/2017

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