Sep
24
2010

Celebrity Painters

From Buzzle.com ... There are many actors out there that possess more than just acting skill; many are gifted painters, singers and dancers. Some celebrity painters include Josh Hartnett, David Arquette, and Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney. Josh Hartnett, the next Van GoghWhen budding football star, Josh Hartnett, injured a knee ligament in high school, he turned his attention to acting and painting. Although a talented and successful actor, Hartnett says that painting was always his first passion. He even took some time off and traveled to Africa to brush-up on his oil painting techniques.     Viggo Mortenson, Renaissance ManBest... [More]
Aug
30
2010

Remember to Play by Cheryl Whitestone

Philip Morsberger in his studio, August 18, 2010 Recently I visited The Morris Museum of Southern Art in Augusta Georgia with a group of fellow artists and art enthusiasts. The curator generously arranged a studio visit for us with Philip Morsberger .  Philip’s warehouse studio was large and well lit with flourescants, no windows. There was artwork everywhere, we all wandered around like little children getting into all of his things, and asking a zillion questions like; why is there a turtle on that mans head? What is the significance of this and that. And he patiently explained what the images popping in and out of the colorful ... [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]

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