Jerry's Artarama Artist Resource Blog

Sunset Paintings by Wilson Bickford

love to paint sunsets! I could paint nothing BUT sunsets and never be bored with it. It’s the strong value contrasts of the light and silhouetted darks that really grab me! “FIRE IN THE SKY” is on a 12″ x 16″ panel and was painted wet-in-wet using Jerry’s own SOHO Oils. I like the interplay…..

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TMNK on Being an Artist

We’re all walking through a vast forest, a wilding wilderness. None of us know where we’ll come out. This strange and bewildering journey is no different for the artist; except he/or she chooses to talk to themselves along the way, purposely leaving tracks, drawing on the walls of discovered caves, leaving, arranging bird seeds for…..

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NEW Stretched Canvas Just Arrived!

By popular demand we added 2 NEW Stretched Canvases to our already large supply of Artist Canvases and Boards. We just added the Centurion Deluxe Oil Primed Linen and the Practica Economy Stretched Canvas and they are both on sale right now. New Item: Centurion Deluxe Oil Primed Linen As an oil colorist it is…..

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Introducing Myself by Valerie (Valry) Drake

I just now read the instructions for writing these blogs. I guess I was supposed to start with an intro telling you about me. Ooops. Okay, so better late than never. The Story of Valry Valerie was born in Southern Venezuela and educated in Peru at the prestigious Peruvian National Academy. She received international attention…..

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Artist Statement by Cheryl Whitestone

(Left: Bicycle Wheel by Marcel Duchamp)I read Mike Rooney’s blog entry “I want to be a sell out” and I was gratified with the knowledge that I am not the only one who hears the pseudo-intellectual chatter and refuses to be persuaded to create yet another assemblage of stuff. But I actually like to paint…..

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Recipients in the 1st Jerry’s Gift Card Giveaway

As you may recall during the holiday week of 12/23/09 – 12/31/09 we offered up the chance to get a FREE Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card with any order or email sign up. The 3 recipients have been selected…. Congratulations to the following 3 recipients: $1,000 Jerry’s Gift Card: Thomas from South Nyack, NY $500 Jerry’s…..

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$1750 Gift Card Giveaway Update

As you may recall during the holiday week of 12/23/09 – 12/31/09 we offered up the chance to get a FREE Jerry’s Artarama Gift Card with any order or email sign up. We truely appreciate you choosing us when purchasing your art supplies and we wanted to make it fun. The Jerry’s Gift Card Giveaway…..

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Our Influences on Others by Wilson Bickford

Each school year, I have the opportunity to work with several hundred kids in a “Visiting Artist” program, which is set up by the local arts council. My county is the largest in the state so I cover quite an area and frequent many different schools. Very recently, I was scheduled for 4 consecutive days…..

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I Want to be a Sellout by Mike Rooney

Thats right, you heard me correctly. I want to be a sellout! Let me explain. I’m Mike Rooney, a plein air painter, living on the coast of NC. I have about a dozen galleries representing me in NC and Cape Cod, and I also teach workshops and make instructional DVD’s sold at Jerrys Artarama. This…..

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On Being an Artist by Valerie (Valry) Drake

My thoughts have been wandering on the subject of being an artist. The idea of calling myself an “artist” is difficult. The majority of my income is derived from my day job. So what qualifies me to claim this title? Or am I being overly ostentatious? Am I an artist solely because I produce art?…..

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