Feb
10
2015

Multi-Media Artist Ron Croci Jerry's Artist Spotlight!

Introducing Ron Croci

Ron Croci is more than just an accomplished multi-media artist with 30 years of commercial and fine art experience. He continuously searches for new and different ways of expressing his love for the ocean.

As a water sports enthusiasts, surfer and diver, his paintings and prints depict joyful scenes of woman in water sports, ocean landscapes and beach scapes. Ron's artistic history began in the 1970's with a unique surrealistic style reflecting the tumultuous events of current society.

 

As time progressed and after numerous showings in prominent galleries and museums throughout the United States, his artistic themes evolved into more landscapes and expressive figurative art.

 

Castle Mare Beach on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

Throughout the 1980's and 1990's, Ron's passion for bringing life to a canvas took on new and different forms, as he became a well-known illustrative artist in feature films, commercials, corporate and public murals and print illustrations.

At heart, Ron is first and foremost a fine artist, continuously perfecting his nationally-recognized vibrant figurative art and beach scape themes. He currently resides in Palos Verdes, California where he dedicates his full creative time producing luscious beachscapes and figurative art, as well as designing feature films for major motion picture studios. Ron's love for the ocean, vitality and water sports is clearly seen in all his rich and beautiful designs.

Ron's Gallery

Painted in Hawaii with LUKAS watercolors

 

The Casbah in Morocco/Ron Croci in action painting with LUKAS Watercolors

 

Ron painting the cliffs in Palos Verdes, California, from his boat, the Aqua Angel


Want more Ron Croci?

Stay tuned for Thursday's article, A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Ron Croci.

Feb
6
2015

AKUA- Pushing the Limits of Printmaking and Beyond

Originally created by professional printmaker Susan Rostow, Akua Intaglio Inks and Liquid Pigment Inks have pushed artists well beyond the boundaries of traditional printmaking. These revolutionary inks possess unique working properties that allow artists creative opportunities unlike anything else on the market:

  • Formulated to dry through absorption not evaporation, Akua Inks possess incredibly long open times meaning artists don't have to rush through their work.
  • Soy- (Intaglio) and gum- (Liquid Pigment) bases make for easy soap and water clean-up and a completely non-toxic working experience.
  • Inks are fume free, removing the need for expensive ventilation systems.
  • Line includes an impressive range of modifiers allowing artists to play with transparency and viscosity, increasing the creative potential offered with each use. 
  • Ideally- suited for a wide range of printmaking techniques, Akua Inks can be utilized for monotype, collagraph, intaglio/ etching and relief printing. 

Made from the highest-quality lightfast pigments, Akua Inks appeal to more than just printmakers. Artists from painters to mixed media artists, photographers to animators have found that Akua Inks open up possibilities beyond the expected. 

 

In addition, the Akua Pin Press makes it easy and affordable to print anywhere. See (below) how Susan Rostow incorporates printmaking, painterly techniques and the Pin Press to create stunning works of one-of-a-kind artwork! 

See the Pin Press in action!

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Feb
4
2015

Announcing the 2015 Valentines Day Art Contest

Chocolate and Roses are Great but...The Gift of Art Lasts Forever!

 

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a gift for that special man or woman in your life. Chocolate, cards and flowers are nice, but a bit cliche. Why not try for something that's a little more special, something a bit out of the box and a little more creative to show her or him how special they truly are to you. Why not give them something that sincerely represents your love  and compassion for them-something like art!

Valentine's Day Contest

Your art lasts forever and this year, not only will it make a great Valentine's Day gift, but it can also win you some fabulous prizes from Jerry's! Show us your Valentine's Day art and you could win an eGift Card to JerrysArtarama.com. Frame and share a piece of art that represents your love or affection for that someone special in your life. Upload an image of it and share it on our contest page. We'll share it in a special gallery on our contest page and then we'll let our fans vote for the best piece of art. If yours get chosen you can win up to a $150 eGift Card. Heres the breakdown:

First Place: $150 eGift Card to Jerry's Artarama

Second Place: $75 eGift Card to Jerry's Artarama

Third Place: $25 eGift Card to Jerry's Artarama

Enter through Feb. 22nd, then come back to vote for the art that inspires you the most from Feb. 23rd-26th. We'll announce the winners on Feb. 27th.


Here's Last Year's Winning Entry:

First Place Winner

"Daylily"
by Michelle Irizarry

"I painted this daylily as a gift for my mom who has been there for me for years as I battle a long-term illness...without her help and understanding I would not have made it this far."
Acrylics on canvas(22x28 inches)



 

And it gets even better:

For every 100 entries we receive, Jerry's will randomly choose one winner to receive a free Jerry's Prize Pack for that special someone! Enter as many times as you want to increase your odds of winning a prize pack. 

And we are running an additional contest. 

We've hidden 10 hearts on JerrysArtarama.com. Be the first customer to find and email us the URL and specific location of the "Find Me" Heart and you could win a $25 Jerry's eGift card to shop at JerrysArtarama.com. They are hidden on our "most loved" pages. Search quickly because these 10 hearts will be found fast! Send us the email of the location of the heart to promos@jerrysartarama.com

For more information, check out our Valentines Day Contest Page.

If you're searching for the perfect V-Day gift for your special someone, give the gift of art. Find amazing deals in our Jerry's Valentines Day Specials.

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