Mar
11
2014

Artist Spotlight with Charlie Spear and Charvin Oil Colors Review

Charlie Spear only uses Charvin Oils in his Fine Art Painting Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The Era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery grew out of early television and graphic media. Spear paints both as a landscape painter and an abstractionist which characterizes his eclectic tendencies. Philip Guston has had an influence on his art more recently. Exploring the art media's physical qualities is an important element in his style coupled with an atavis... [More]
Dec
10
2013

A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Mica Angela Hendricks

Illustrator and Daughter collaboration for a fun family project   My name is Mica Angela Hendricks. I'm a graphic artist for MWR and a freelance illustrator. Several months ago, a blog post I did about allowing my daughter to illustrate with me went viral online, and has added a fun element to my own artwork. For years, I labored under the idea that to be a "fine artist" you had to use "fine art" supplies. But try as I might graphite never fit well on me, and my paintings in plain acrylic just always felt like they were missing something.  One of my favorite things has always been drawing in a sketchbook. I've drawn since I was youn... [More]
Jul
1
2013

A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Pam Carriker

Professional mixed media artist, Pam Carriker, uses her own product line with Derivan to create art journal pages!   1. You can use any kind of printed paper for this step. Let the journal page sing a song of your recent ideas & experiences! Adhere some collage material to the watercolor paper using Mixed-Media Adhesive and let dry. *Note: Try to use personal collage materials. A few items you might want to consider would be written letters, kids' homework or office waste. This will add a more personal meaning to your pages!   2. 2. Use Matisse Low Viscosity Gesso as a wash (1:1 :: gesso:water) to unify the collage. Be caref... [More]

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