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Blending in Acrylics

Bob Rankin

Join professional acrylic artist Bob Rankin for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson demonstrating color blending techniques. Learn exciting tips and tricks from a true pro as Bob shows you how blending can add depth and realism to your paintings.

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.

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!

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

Drone Art Adventure- Made By Lisa Marie and The Outbound Life

Hey guys I’m Lisa, with Made By Lisa Marie. Art and adventure go hand in hand for me. Last fall, I had the opportunity to explore the Pacific Northwest and make two oil paintings on site of some very famous landscapes. Here’s the catch: my personal assistant for these paintings was a drone (a DJI…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 10/05/2016