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]
Feb
19
2015

Please Do Touch -New Exhibit Allows the Blind to Touch Famous Pieces of Art

Madrid's Prado Museum Introduces Unique Art Exhibition for the Blind Guests feel a textured version of Velazquez's "The Triumph of Baccus" (image courtesy of Museo Nacional Del Prado) The Museo Nacional Del Prado (Madrid, Spain) opened its first exhibit for the sight impaired recently which allows people to touch recreated famous classical masterpieces. For the visually impaired, this is one of the first exhibits of its kind to cater to the audience with the intention of allowing all people sighted and non-sighted to experience famous paintings. It also might be one of the first exhibits where "touching the art" is actually encouraged i... [More]

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