May
12
2010

Confessions of a Non-Artist

  Scared, frightened, afraid are just a few of many words that describe my first trip to an art museum. Me, being a non-artist, couldn't help but to feel out of place. My interpretation of art is total different from someone that is familiar with the arts. For a piece of work I would call pretty, an artist might call it engaging. For what I might call disturbing, an artist would call it intriguing. For a piece of work I might feel I could do, an artist might call it a "Pollock." Being in an art museum is like going to a different world for me. A non-artist in an elite society of socialites; can I fit in, or will I stand out? It has ... [More]
May
12
2010

Sunset Paintings by Wilson Bickford

 love to paint sunsets! I could paint nothing BUT sunsets and never be bored with it. It's the strong value contrasts of the light and silhouetted darks that really grab me! "FIRE IN THE SKY" is on a 12" x 16" panel and was painted wet-in-wet using Jerry's own SOHO Oils. I like the interplay of that little touch of cool Blue against all the warm Reds and Yellows. Repeating those hues in the water ties the whole painting idea together. "EVENING SILHOUETTE" is on a 10" x 20" panel and was also painted Alla Prima, but the finer, tighter details were added after it had dried. I like the delicacy of all the tree branches against the li... [More]
May
12
2010

Goin, Going, Gone! Art Supplies on Closeout

From time to time we put many art supplies on closeout at cheap rock bottom prices in order to make room for our new art supplies and materials. Advantage You!... You get to purchase those much needed supplies, try out new things or stock up for a lesser price. Our closeout art supplies can and will include many of your favorites items from oil paints, water color paints, artist brushes, easels, equipment and much more. We update our closeout art supplies section rather often so keep your eye on them as they are limited in supplies and will be gone from this section when they are sold out. We have 2 sections in our Closeout Art Supplies, area... [More]

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