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Basic Palette Skills in Oils

Mike Rooney

Join professional plein air painter Mike Rooney for an exciting Free Video Art Lesson on basic palette skills.

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.

Gloss Varnish in Acrylics

Allen Montague

How do you keep your paintings looking vivid and bright? With this easy finishing touch, Allen will teach you how to apply a glaze or varnish to your paintings once they are completed. By adding a varnish, you are preserving your painting for years to come, keeping the canvas hydrated and making them easy to clean. Using your Reel Art Academy Set for Allen Montague, you will have everything you need to learn and bring all your paintings to life!

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

Unbox & Swatch – Daniel Smith Watercolors – Ultimate Mixing Set of 15

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 kits listed below!)…..

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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 Using Watercolor Supplies – Jerry’s Live #94

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode #94 – Basic Watercolor Skills Demo- Creating a Small Landscape Using Watercolor Supplies Featuring: Turner Professional Watercolors 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 feature pigment-rich, Professional Turner…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/03/2019

Beginning How To Colored Pencil Skills With Basic Supplies – Jerry’s Live #93

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode #93 – Beginning How To Colored Pencil Skills With Basic Supplies Featuring: Cezanne Colored Colored Pencils The Colored Pencil medium has always maintained popularity with illustrators, designers, and students, alike. However, it has risen as a fine art medium to a huge number of devotees, demanding lightfastness improvements of manufacturers and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 27/02/2019