Dec
8
2010

December Artist of the Month - Jean Hildebrant

  ARTIST  STATEMENT Jean Hildebrant I was born in a small town in Oregon and had no access to art classes. I taught myself how to draw and use pastels and oil, by studying art books that I found in the local library. It was exciting to see how the Old Masters and current artists painted portraits and figures and to read how they worked in different mediums. I have always been captivated by portraits and figurative work. My favorite subject is the human soul. I desire to capture the essence and inner beauty of the human spirit through the use of light and color. I want my paintings to speak to the emotions and spirit of each p... [More]
Dec
8
2010

Fun With Snazaroo!

Face Painting is easy! Face painting is all about looking good andhaving fun! Our face paints offer a greatvariety of vibrant colors. They go on easilyand dry quickly, so you can easily completea design in less than 5 minutes.Follow the 3 steps below to create your own Tiger face with Snazaroo Face Paint! Step 1 Using a damp sponge paint the bottom half of the face with Bright Yellow. Then sponge the top of the face with Orange paint. Step 2 Then apply the White detailing with a brush. Paint a wide ‘moustache’, fangs, spiky eyebrows and white strokes at the corner of each eye and upwards from the jaw line. Step 3 Col... [More]
Nov
23
2010

Art as Play by Deb Bartos

Thinking about how much we have invested in art materials and frames, can lead to careful but un-inspired work.  Painting from reference materials (even your own, hopefully they ARE your own) can also produce nothing but stagnation. Before I start a new piece, I usually ask myself, “Why am I painting this?” If I have a good reason, it usually achieves much better results than slavishly copying something that inspired me when I saw it on location. Visiting art galleries, museums, every so often, reminds me of the great diversity that exists in art, and how none of our art “snowflake” creations are ever the same... [More]

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