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How to Prepare Canvas, Paper, Panel - Amy Gardner-Dean

Amy Gardner-Dean

How To Prepare Canvas, Paper, Panel, Etc. For Your Medium Of Choice! Some artists buy low quality canvases or panels and never add additional primer when it screams for it. Then, there are those who buy exceptional quality, pre-primed substrates– only to add additional, low quality primer right over an existing, lovely surface that begs for paint. Why, why… WHY?!?

Painting With SoHo Acrylics - Abstract

Dan Nelson

Raleigh artist Dan Nelson demonstrates how to use SoHo Acrylic colors to paint an abstract court jester! Painting With SoHo Acrylics - Abstract Painting Techniques

Water Soluble Hard Pastels Class - Creative Fun With Charvin Pastels Kit

Amy Gardner-Dean

Jerry's LIVE Episode #152: Water Soluble Hard Pastels Class - Creative Fun With Charvin Pastels Kit!

Everyone had so much fun with the Soft Pastel JL146 Paint Along Class, that they asked for other free classes... Amy came up with this fun kit that’s perfect for travel (it even has its own zippered carry bag) that you can use as a wet or dry media! Charvin Pastel Painting Sticks are a great set of 24 colors, offering the versatility of being water-soluble for washes or painting, but are as enjoyable dry as they are wetted. This class will involve a basic still life using the kit components, where we will work step by step together.

The Best Oil Paints & Brands

Before we get started discussing and outlining the best oil paints and oil paint brands, it is important to understand that every artist has their own unique wants and needs when painting in oils. Oil Paints are a pleasure to paint with and have many benefits over acrylics. Oil Paints dry more slowly than acrylics and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/01/2022

How to Varnish Your Oil Paintings

Jerry’s Live – Episode JL203 – Varnishing Oil Paintings Let’s talk Varnishing! Jerry’s LIVE crew are going to go over everything you need to know when it comes to varnishing your artwork, specifically oil paintings Dust and grime can accumulate on the surface of paintings over time, especially if a painting hangs in a smoky…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/10/2021

Artist Tessa Nicole – Meet Arizona’s Self-Taught Impressionist Palette Knife Oil Painter

Self-taught artist, Tessa Nicole, has only been painting for 5 years. While it first began as a “new hobby”, she has tirelessly worked her way up to creating full-time and selling her work all around the world. Her vibrant color schemes and dramatic texture add a new life to every space and keep collectors smiling…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/08/2020

Artist Casey Langteau Johnson, Making a House Feel Like a Home

MEET NEW ORLEANS ARTIST: CASEY LANGTEAU JOHNSON Artist Casey Langteau Johnson has been painting her entire life. She earned her degree in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University. Her primary inspiration comes from the natural beauty of her home, New Orleans, Louisiana. However, Casey constantly searches for new ideas abroad, trying to spend as…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/01/2020

Daniel Smith Watercolors – Ultimate Mixing Set of 15

Unbox & Swatch We are proud to carry the exceptional line of Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors. These paints are a go-to for many professional watercolorists. With Daniel Smith Watercolor Sets, pigments are key and each color offers unrivaled quality and versatility. This video shows swatching of the Ultimate Mixing set of 15 colors. (supply…..

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Michael Marchetta -- 16/01/2020

Artist Spotlight Rachel Christopoulos Review Soho Acrylics

Rachel Christopoulos describes herself as an old soul, coffee addict, and a dreamer (though she’s not the only one). As a Wisconsin native living on the outskirts of Milwaukee, Rachel’s art is constantly being inspired by the energy of the big city. Though she paints a variety of subjects, her artwork focuses on blending the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 15/07/2019

Artist Spotlight 0073.UV Review Turner Watercolors

Artist 0073.UV is a watercolorist and illustrator creating on-trend portraiture in a vivid contemporary pop art palette. Inspired by manga and vaporwave style, 0073.UV regularly posts her work on Instagram and engages daily with her large follower base to educate them about watercolor painting. She creates reproduction prints, holographic prints and stickers of her originals…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 04/06/2019

Painting & Palette Knives: Unique Techniques, Tips & Tricks Jerry’s Live #96

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode #96 – Painting & Palette Knives: Unique Techniques, Tips & Tricks Featuring: Painter’s Edge XL Palette Knives Set of 6, Paramount Professional Gallerywrap Canvas Would you like to imbibe your painting with a sculptural quality, but not quite sure how? Are you a texture junkie, but have grown tired of everything…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 21/03/2019

Create An Oil Pastel Painting, Step-By-Step LIVE How To Jerry’s Live #95

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode #95 – Create An Oil Pastel Painting, Step-By-Step How To Featuring: Mungyo Oil Pastels Did you love that feeling of crayons in your hand as a kid? That freedom and feel of smooth application of color in your hand, where tight detail isn’t a thought seems just a lovely memory, right?…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/03/2019

Basic Watercolor Skills Demo-Creating a Small Landscape

Jerry’s LIVE Episode #94 – Basic Watercolor Skills Demo- Creating a Small Landscape Using Watercolor Supplies Featuring: Turner Professional Watercolors Basic Watercolor Skills Demo – Take just the basic supplies needed to paint in watercolor: paint, paper, brushes, and a palette… and watch this basic watercolor LIVE demo of a small landscape! This event will…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/03/2019