Sep
20
2010

Street Art Tutorial with Miles Wickham

Looking back at all the frustration I went through learning how to do graffiti on my own, discovering techniques incrementally over a course of 10 years, I felt that maybe I could help shorten that time for others by sharing some things I have learned. Over the years I’ve come across many graffiti artists who end up focusing their time on street tagging rather than practicing their art  because their artistic skills are minimal, and lots of them, when they get arrested, or real life starts to kick in at a certain age, end up quitting all forms of art altogether. Because I focused lots of time on the artistic aspect, I was able to c... [More]
Aug
24
2010

Using Impasto Medium to Create Three Dimensional Effects by Micah Mullen

In depicting elements in nature relief effects give a 3-dimensional effect that really makes the paint “pop” right off the canvas.  In this painting technique I am using Matisse Structure paint (Carbon Grey) along with Matisse Impasto Medium to create tree bark.Step 1:  I mix a ratio of about 30% paint with 70% Impasto Medium.  Make sure the mixture is throughly mixed (I use a palette knife) when complete the mixture should be the color of the paint. Step 2:  Apply as much masking tape as needed over the area where the impasto mixture will be applied.   In this instance a width of about 4” of t... [More]
Aug
6
2010

The Pleasure of Creating Art - Time to START by M Theresa Brown

The sheer pleasure an artist receives from simply creating art in some form is what motivates artists of all ages to create.  Whether it is a folded origami paper or a ten ton metal sculpture,  the pleasure derived from the very act of creating is the same.Children don't need any persuasion to dip into the paint or the clay but as they age, things begin to change. Art is the only subject where a parent, teacher or friend may look you in the eye and say "You don't have any talent" and it is accepted.  I have always found it interesting that  learning to play an instrument is an acknowleged step by step learning process (... [More]

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