May
12
2015

Did You Know- Salvador Dali

Celebrating his 111th birthday a day late with some fun facts about this twisted artist! Salvador Dali and his pet ocelot, Babou We all know Salvador Dali as one of the more eccentric and flamboyant artists that graced the 20th century. Although we mostly know Dali for his trademark curly mustache and "melting clocks", how much do we really know about him or his art? Well here at the Splatter, we thought we'd celebrate his 111th birthday (born May 11th, 1904) and share some fun facts about Dali. So, here are some little known facts about this incredibly fascinating artist: Dali's whole name is Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domene... [More]
Apr
15
2015

Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci

  Celebrating the master painter Leonardo da Vinci on his 563rd birthday! Here in the US, we mainly mark April 15th as the dreaded Tax Day — but a brighter way to remember this auspicious day is as the birthday of the lauded Renaissance master painter, Leonardo da Vinci! Born on April 15th, 1452, Leonardo is perhaps the most recognized artist in the world. Not only was he a staggeringly talented painter, he was also a skilled scientist and genius inventor, greatly increasing the knowledge of the time on subjects such as anatomy, weaponry, geology, mathematics, and so much more. In a very real way, Leonardo da Vinci was the origina... [More]
Mar
26
2015

10 Easy Watercolor Painting Ideas for Spring

10 Simple Ideas to Get You Started Spring has started and the weather is finally warm enough to get back outside and paint. And the best paint to paint with right now are Watercolors! With bright, flowing color and carefree brushstrokes, Watercolor paint is symbolic of the freshness that Spring brings to our art. So grab your watercolor paints, watercolor brushes, and paper or blocks and start painting with these ten easy prompts. 1. Flowers   2. Public Parks   3. The Beach   4. Animals   5. The Lake or Stream   6. Nightlife   7. Houses   8. Downtown   9. People   10. Fireflies   Need supplie... [More]

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