10 Etch-A-Sketch Masterpieces to Brighten Your Day

This Guy Just Put All of Our 5 Year Old Selves To Shame Jeff Gagliardi has over 35 years experience making fantastic pieces of art on Etch-A-Sketches and although his days of etching and sketching may be over, he still shares his art as one of the few Etch-A-Sketch artists out there. His prints are…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2015

One Quick Tip to Be a Better Artist

Want to be a better artist? This one easy thing can improve your skills greatly! Now, there are many great tips to make artists better at their craft. This article doesn’t claim to have all of the answers, but this one skill can improve your skills in painting, sculpture, sketching and more. This skill, although…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/08/2014

My life is art. Art is my life.

Being an artist isn’t just about putting pencil to paper, or brush to canvas. Art can and does mean so much more than that, to so many people. Art is a way of seeing the world, a way of expression, oftentimes a compulsion: we simply must create! Art may be a way to explore your world…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 23/06/2011

PSoA Conference 2011

When I was in school, I got in ruts just like anyone else.  Sometimes you are just frustrated or uninspired.  But one of the great things about school is that you have teachers and classmates to inspire you.  I have written before about how different it is to paint after college.  You do  not have…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 16/05/2011

Art as Play by Deb Bartos

Thinking about how much we have invested in art materials and frames, can lead to careful but un-inspired work.  Painting from reference materials (even your own, hopefully they ARE your own) can also produce nothing but stagnation. Before I start a new piece, I usually ask myself, “Why am I painting this?” If I have…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 23/11/2010

Finding Inspiration in Shanghai by Heather Goldstein

I was recently lucky enough to get to visit China and I cannot even begin to express what an extraordinary experience it was. One of the most special things I was able to do was visit the M50 in Shanghai.  The M50 is a new art district with over 120 art galleries and art studios. …..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/11/2010

Defining Urban Derivatives by TMNK

The streets are talking, and a NOBODY like me  is not only listening but is adding to the conversation with a unique and compelling style of art I call “URBAN DERIVATIVES.” Not content with simply “getting up” on walls and having my work seen and appreciated by the masses. And, while many find inspiration from…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/08/2010

Reflection – Paiting a Portrait Inside my Mind by TMNK

I am now beginning my day the way I often end it, reflecting. Perhaps today I will paint a portrait, perhaps a self-portrait. Not of myself, but of humanity. Her vanity showing, I know she’ll want me to capture her good side. A mirror will be of no use, reflecting only the slowly decaying image…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Painting Inspiration by Wilson Bickford

  I’m very often asked, “How do you get the inspiration or ideas for all of your paintings?” The truth is that I’m not really sure. Inspiration is one of those things that you don’t always see coming and can be triggered by just about anything. Every artist has subjects which are of particular interest…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Art Plagiarism – Think Again! by Carissa Goldstein

As I delve further into the art world, I am constantly coming face to face with misconceptions I’ve had through the years. One prime example of this was learning how much creativity I have to bring to the table. Along with the mystical idea of being hit with inspiration, I assumed that what artists came…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010