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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.

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!

Blending and Crosshatching in Drawing

Luana Luconi Winner

Join professional pastel artist Luana Luconi Winner for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating blending and crosshatching techniques with pastels.

Creative Adventures Episode 3: Composition

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 3: Composition by Lisa Kowieski In this in-studio teaching episode, I will be going over 7 elements that make up a great composition for your artwork. I’ll also be giving you a real life example of how I use composition elements when working on painting commissions. I hope this video…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/03/2018

Artist Spotlight – Gamini Ratnavira & Turner Acryl Gouache

Gamini Ratnavira was born and raised in tropical Sri Lanka. As a self-taught artist he uses his photographic memory and life experiences to produce vibrant, colorful images of the rain forest flora and fauna, which are complimented with intriguing stories about his work with wildlife and research information about each painting. His paintings reveal his love…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/03/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 2: How to Paint Outside in Telluride, Colorado!

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 2: How to Paint Outside in Telluride, Colorado! (Plein Air Painting Tutorial) – Lisa Kowieski In this first Plein Air tutorial episode of Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie we will be learning how to paint outside, anywhere! This is recommended for artists who wish to improve upon their skill…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/02/2018

Professional Artist Roseann Madia & LUKAS Berlin Water Mixable Oil Paints

My name is Roseann Madia. I was born (in Chicago), with a crazy talent. pretty much, whatever I see, i can paint.. & then some. I never took a lesson. And, although I’ve been begged to teach on several occasions, and have only done so briefly, my methods are too unconventional and hard to teach,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/02/2018

Professional Artist Michelle Courier & Charvin Acrylics

As a professional artist I highly recommend that everyone tries Charvin Acrylics! “I started using Charvin acrylic paints five years ago when i decided to try them through Jerry’s Artarma. I was so taken with the beautiful hues of each tube that I purchased the entire line and promptly fell in love with the paints……

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 21/02/2018

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