Jun
23
2015

A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Nathalie Kalbach and Liquitex

Last week, we introduced you to Nathalie Kalbach and her paintings in our Artist Spotlight. To show off some of her skills and teach you how to create a similar mixed-media masterpiece, we sat down with Nathalie for a step-by-step walkthrough of how she creates her art. Take it away Nathalie! "Being able to mix a variety of mediums into one project is important to me as a mixed media artist. For this reason, I love to use Liquitex Professional Acrylics for my urban paintings because Liquitex paints are all compatible with each other." Step 1 "I usually start a painting by mixing Liquitex Soft Body and Heavy Body Acrylics with a brayer direct... [More]
Jun
16
2015

How To Clean Your Brush

A Quick Tutorial  Taking care of your paintbrushes is important. They can be expensive to keep buying new ones, so cleaning your used paint brushes so that you can reuse them is vital to your painting experience. If you know how to take care of them, they can last you much longer.  Cleaning your brushes at the end of each painting session can take some time but it is always worth it. So here are some easy ways to clean the paint right out of your brush.  Clean your brush immediately after use. The more time the paint on it has to dry, the harder it will be to clean out of your bristles. This is especially true if you paint wit... [More]
Jun
28
2012

Artist Spotlight - Stephen Jesic

Wildlife Artist Stephen Jesic featuring Matisse Structure Acrylic Paints by Robert Simon, New York Stephen A. Jesic was born in 1951 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. Although showing artistic talent from his youth, Stephen was thwarted in his ambitions to be a painter as his traditional European parents felt it inappropriate as a serious career. He first undertook an apprenticeship in Instrument Making and Repairing from 1969 to 1974, followed by further training from 1974 to 1983, eventually becoming an Electronic Service Engineer and a Product Specialist. As an Engineer he worked in the fields of Industrial, Bio-Research, and Bio... [More]

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