Jun
8
2010

Art Stars Contest WINNER! Cliff Welty

Hat's off to Jerry's Artarama for sponsoring the Art Stars: My Art Journey Video Contest. It truly gave a great opportunity to many artists to share their painting tips with the world. I'm glad they named it the "Art Stars Contest", because all who participated were winners. I would like to thank Jerry's for the privilege to participate in the Art Stars Contest. It was the experience of a lifetime. -- Cliff Welty, Brownsville, TX  
May
28
2010

A Message from Tom Jones

After several weeks on the road teaching workshops I am back in the studio at home.
I apologize for the delay in the newsletter and updates to my web site, but I have rebuilt 
my web site for the second time in two years.  My goal is to make it as easy as possible 
for artist around the world to maneuver through the web site with the greatest of ease 
and with the new system artist will be able to make purchases easier and we will 
also be able to make changes and updates faster.   In this newsletter I want to pass on a couple tips.  One is you can now purchase Arches watercolor paper on board. This is the same surfaces you... [More]
May
12
2010

Left in the Dark by Wilson Bickford

  I recently conducted an oil painting class which focused on a night-time seascape theme. Rendering night scenes is always challenging, as colors diminish and things take on a more monochromatic feel. The issue is to get the scene dark enough to convey that particular time of the day, but not so dark that it literally becomes lost. In reality, some nights are pitch black and some are still quite light. It takes a lot of "judging" of the values to pull it off convincingly.I find it easier to establish my mid-tone first and I use that value to "tone" my whole canvas. This sets the stage for the lights and darks I will apply which will ... [More]

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