Jerry's Artarama Artist Resource Blog

A Simple Guide to Photographing Your Paintings by Jeanne Bessette

Because of my previous life as a photographer, I am often asked how to photograph your paintings. I can’t stress enough how important good images of your work is. You spend endless hours creating beautiful paintings and if you follow a few simple steps, it will make all the difference in your presentation to the…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010

Devil & Angel

The Fountain Marcel Duchamp 1917 Prompt: Is this Art? JOE DiGIULIO: One can argue about the entry of Duchamp’s “The Fountain” into a 1917 exhibition as to whether it should be considered Art. As a 3 dimensional sculptor, I have always sought for the harmony between form and function and within this criteria, I would…..

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WINTER STREAM Project Lesson in Oils by Wilson Bickford

I thought I’d share some insights as to my thought processes and techniques with this painting. This was created just recently and I took step-by-step photos along the way to highlight certain points. Although this is considered an Oil painting, I did start with some Acrylic gessos for the underpainting; a blue-gray for the snow…..

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Grrrrr by Valerie (Valry) Drake

Typically I am fairly good at technical stuff since my day job deals with technology. But recently a technical issue has really messed up one of my art pieces. I still haven’t resolved the situation but let me tell you about it. I have been doing a series of colored pencil abstracts for my product…..

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The Changing Faces of Art Marketing by M Theresa Brown of Art Career Experts

Yes, I admit it. I am on a quest to share what I have learned with those artists whose goal has been to use their creative talents to make money! But the quest goes deeper than just the results and affirmation of art sales. Just the act of bringing in income to support one’s family…..

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Confessions of a Non-Artist

  Scared, frightened, afraid are just a few of many words that describe my first trip to an art museum. Me, being a non-artist, couldn’t help but to feel out of place. My interpretation of art is total different from someone that is familiar with the arts. For a piece of work I would call…..

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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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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010