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How To Prepare A Canvas Using Gesso

Joe DiGiulio

Welcome to another exciting free art lesson with Joe DiGiulio! In this video, Joe will show you how to prepare your canvas using Matisse Gesso and a gloss medium to give your finished painting a more interesting look! This lesson is an excerpt from his upcoming DVD, The Abstract Expressionist Mind: A Matter of Scale.

Plein Air Painting Tutorial -How to Paint Outside in Telluride, Colorado by Lisa Kowieski

Lisa Kowieski

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 2: How to Paint Outside in Telluride, Colorado! (Plein Air Painting Tutorial) In this first Plein Air tutorial episode of Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie we will be learning how to paint outside, anywhere! This is recommended for artists who wish to improve upon their skill sets with Plein Air painting. This first Plein Air painting video takes place in the Historic Downtown village of Telluride, Colorado (a very FAMOUS plein air painting spot!). We will be learning about some of my FAVORITE supplies I bring for acrylic Plein Air painting and how to "approach" a Plein Air painting by using LAYERS. I hope this video INSPIRES YOU to go on YOUR OWN CREATIVE ADVENTURES and try painting outdoors!

Minimal Mountain Painting in Acrylics by Artist Lisa Kowieski

Lisa Kowieski

Creative Adventures - Welcome to Episode 4: Minimal Mountain Painting in Acrylics by Artist Lisa Kowieski In this in-studio teaching episode, I will be teaching you how to paint a minimalistic mountain scene using three colors. I will be using acrylic paints on a pro tone canvas panel to create this painting I hope this video INSPIRES YOU on YOUR OWN CREATIVE ADVENTURES!

Oil Pastels & Oil Sticks -The Differences & Uses of Each – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 65

Even when browsing artist’s webgroup posts, it becomes disturbingly apparent in discussions that even some professional artists don’t know the difference between oil pastels and oil sticks. But they SOUND like the same thing. Aren’t they? NOPE. Which can be safely incorporated in the lower levels of an oil painting? Which ones actually DRY (oxidize)…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/07/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 5: Watercolor Painting on a Sailboat in California

Welcome to Episode 5: Watercolor Painting on a Sailboat in California! by Lisa Kowieski This Plein Air watercolor painting video takes place in the Marina Del Rey Harbor just outside of Los Angeles, California. We will be learning about some of my FAVORITE supplies I bring for watercolor Plein Air painting when I travel. I hope…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/07/2018

Pencil or Paint? Try Water Soluble Graphite Products – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 62

Water soluble graphite products are a dandy little group of sleeper products that relatively few artists even know exist. Besides pencils, there are sticks, pans, tailor-shaped blocks, water soluble powders, liquid pencil, and even a mystery product Amy can’t wait to demonstrate Details Is it for drawing, or for painting? What if Amy told you…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/06/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 4: Minimal Mountain Painting

Welcome to Episode 4: Minimal Mountain Painting by Lisa Kowieski In this in-studio teaching episode, I will be teaching you how to paint a minimalistic mountain scene using three colors. I will be using acrylic paints on a pro tone canvas panel to create this painting. (***Pro Tip: it makes a perfect gift for the adventurous…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/05/2018

Oil Paints Explained- More about traditional oil painting- Jerry’s LIVE Episode 55

Learn more about traditional oil painting and what the different brands on the market can offer the oil painter– from budding beginner to seasoned professional. Details Oil painting came to favor with artists during the 14th century, where it quickly replaced egg tempera as the primary painting medium. Originally oil painters were limited to the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/05/2018

Light Boxes and Drawing Aids – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 54

From basic composition grids to proportioners, light boxes to projectors, find out what tool you may want to invest in to have in your arsenal. The Jerry’s Live video will be hosted by Instructor Amy Gardner Dean (Jerry’s Resident Professional Artist) and the rest of the Live Team. Details We all know how Amy feels…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/04/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 3: Composition

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 3: Composition by Lisa Kowieski In this in-studio teaching episode, I will be going over 7 elements that make up a great composition for your artwork. I’ll also be giving you a real life example of how I use composition elements when working on painting commissions. I hope this video…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/03/2018

Artist Spotlight – Gamini Ratnavira & Turner Acryl Gouache

Gamini Ratnavira was born and raised in tropical Sri Lanka. As a self-taught artist he uses his photographic memory and life experiences to produce vibrant, colorful images of the rain forest flora and fauna, which are complimented with intriguing stories about his work with wildlife and research information about each painting. His paintings reveal his love…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/03/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 2: How to Paint Outside in Telluride, Colorado!

Welcome to Creative Adventures Episode 2: How to Paint Outside in Telluride, Colorado! (Plein Air Painting Tutorial) – Lisa Kowieski In this first Plein Air tutorial episode of Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie we will be learning how to paint outside, anywhere! This is recommended for artists who wish to improve upon their skill…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/02/2018

Professional Artist Roseann Madia & LUKAS Berlin Water Mixable Oil Paints

My name is Roseann Madia. I was born (in Chicago), with a crazy talent. pretty much, whatever I see, i can paint.. & then some. I never took a lesson. And, although I’ve been begged to teach on several occasions, and have only done so briefly, my methods are too unconventional and hard to teach,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/02/2018