Jun
17
2014

Jerry's Keeps the Ball Rolling During the 2014 World Cup

Special Painting Commissioned for World Cup 2014

In the spirit of a special event such as the FIFA 2014 World Cup bringing the world a little closer over a love of Soccer, Jerry's Artarama decided to commemorate the event with a painting by one of Jerry's own resident artists and product tester Amy Gardner Dean

Los Colores Del Futbol by Amy Gardner Dean

Acrylic on Watercolor Paper

Just as the World Cup brings together teams from countries all over the world and unifies them under the goal of a world wide Soccer Tournament, Jerry's Artarama's goal is a similar one: to bring together paints and art products representative from all over the world. 

The soccer ball in the piece titled Los Colores Del Futbol represents the globe with different countries represented and highlighted by their patron paint purveyors. Each section represented with a different country's flag is painted with a different brand of paint carried by Jerry's Artarama from that country. The painting itself was a mix of acrylic paints on Fabriano Artistico 140 lb Watercolor Paper.

Represented Paint Brands Include:

1. USA- SoHo Urban Artist Acrylics 

 

2. Australia- Matisse Structure Acrylics

 

 

3. Germany- LUKAS CRYL Studio Acrylics

 

4. France- Charvin Extra Fine Acrylics

 

5. Japan- Turner Acryl Gouache

 

Jerry's Artarama has a long history of searching the world over for the best art supplies on the planet and we will travel any distance to bring our customers amazing value and the best performing products and supplies. Although, it is when the world comes together for an event like this that true cultural exchange occurs and for a brief moment, the world becomes unified with friendship, good affection for one another and friendly competition. 

To learn more about the World Cup and artwork commemorating it from all over the world, be sure to check out our own Splatter article 2014 World Cup Art

Jun
14
2014

2014 World Cup Art

World Soccer Tournament Attracts and Inspires Artists from Around the World

We all know that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil is the premier event for Soccer or Futbol, but how many of us think about it as a hub for world art?

Most events that bring the world together so dynamically such as this world wide soccer tournament will invariably invite a mix of cultures and experiences centered around a universal love of the game. This year, the FIFA 2014 World Cup Tournament has attracted art in many forms from street art to fine paintings for a variety reasons. Many artists are simply celebrating the tournament as artists show off their expertise and share their love of the game, players and nations participating.

 Check out this incredible piece by Red Hongyi as she paints a portrait of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar (Neymar da Silva Santos Junior).

 

 The FIFA World Cup has also attracted lots of graffiti and street art this year. Murals such as this one have been popping up seemingly over night all over Brazil. This mural depicts people of many different countries and ethnicities holding up a world where the only country that exists (or matters in the case of this artist's perspective) is Brazil. 

This next mural, located in Brazil, depicts famous futbol players from all over the world. Many more like this one have popped up in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte and other cities hosting visitors from around the world. The artist of this mural is unknown.

 

Even this piece has drawn the attention of the media and internet. With the global popularity of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, its no surprise that displays such as this are even springing up as far away as Odisha, India. This piece was created by sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik.

Does this kind of art work inspire you? We at Jerry's Blog Squad recently ran an article about Sports Artist Justyn Farano who drew inspiration from famous athletes to create incredible portraits in Justyn Farano of Sports Art Illustrated in Jerry's Artist Spotlight

Have you created or plan on creating any artwork inspired by the 2014 FIFA World Cup Tournament? If you havent considered it yet, you should. Between the action, the vivid and bright colors, sportsmanship and cooperation between countries, there is more than enough inspiration to go around. If you feel so inspired, pick up your brush and grab some artist quality paint from Jerry's like top brands SoHo Urban Artist, LUKAS and Charvin and paint something to commemorate this historic Soccer tournament. 

 Top Painting is World Cup Soccer by Joseph Emilio Abraham

Jun
12
2014

What's the Buzz- Creative Mark Painter's Edge Palette Knives

Find Out What Real Users Have to Say About our Popular Palette Knives

In this edition of What's the Buzz, we will be seeing what real customers and artists have had to say about the Creative Mark Painter's Edge Palette Knives, one of our most popular brands of palette knives!

These Italian style palette knives have been best sellers for years now and offer a great alternative to brushes. The wonderful thing about palette knives is that they are easier to clean and can adhere straight color to the canvas or board. They can offer infinitely more texture than brushes and have just the right amount of give for the perfect painting response. 

Many artists like them because of their composition and value. Creative Mark offers 60 different shapes for an incredible variety of movements and styles to put your paint to canvas. Each blade is fixed into its wooden handle withe he aid of a brass collar, and the comfort-grip handles feature a deep walnut stain for beauty and durability. Many artists like that even if they do manage to bend their knife blades, they can bend right back into shape because of their more rigid composition.

Check out this short video to learn more about how to use these palette knives with Mike Rooney:

 

Now, see what the buzz is all about and exactly why our customers cant stop clamoring for these perfect palette knives:

"I have only used 2 out of the 7 I ordered so far. I only got them the day before yesterday. These knives are well made and have a good feel to them. Handle is well balanced and the tension is just right on the blade."- Anonymous

"Bought this for a workshop I took in Italy because a metal palette knife was required. While some may say it's 'just' a palette knife, it's really the craftmanship that makes the difference. Lightweight, flexible, durable and easy to use, I'm never picking up a plastic palette knife again! It really made a difference in the mixing and application of paint."- KQM

"Traditional knives, like Liquitex, are plain steel and lose their finish in water-based media. These are stiffer than some, but still fine. I would happily buy them at full Jerry's price, on any sale they are a great deal. I use heavy-body acrylic paint, sometimes mixed with gels on boards and panels. Any other knife shapes with sharp points are hard to use, scratch the work and are way more trouble than they are worth. These are an excellent value."-Kustererartworks

"I love these knives. They are so much better than plastic knives because they clean up easier, they don't wear down and they don't break or bend as easy as plastic. These knives come in many shapes and sizes to meet all your artistic needs."- Tab the painter

"I am new to knife painting, but I find these to be well balanced, just the right blend of stiffness and flexibility. I'm using them with acrylics. You can't beat the price. I now use them to mix colors, even when painting with a brush."- amateur artist

"I have used palette knives for over 40 years and finally found replacement knives as my old company went out of business. Will be ordering more in the future."- Anonymous

"I use the product with patching plaster to create texture for watercolor paintings. It has just the right amount of firmness, but flexible and the size and shape allows me to create many different textures."- Anonymous

"Top quality for the price. I've tried a number of different brands of palette knives and these are great. The quality is great for the price. If I drop it and bend the edge, I know that I can order another of the same size and get the same quality."- Anonymous

Have you tried Creative Mark Painter's Edge Palette Knives yet? What do you think about them? Let us know in the comments below.

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