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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.

Mixed Media Value Study With Gouache

Sean Dye

Taken directly from the "Loose Figures and Crowd Scenes" DVD, artist Sean Dye will show you how he takes primary colors to lay out the initial color with gouache on an ampersand board. After drawing the outline with India ink, the darkest darks will go on first and get lighter as he moves throughout the piece. If you want to see how he finishes off the painting, pick up the DVD and follow along with your Sean Dye Starter Set!

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

How-To Lessons: Basic Airbrush Skills & How it can be integrated into your artwork – Jerry’s Live Episode #81

Jerry’s LIVE Episode #81: How-To Lessons: Basic Airbrush Skills with Bryan Pope The mystery surrounding the medium of airbrushing and how it can be integrated into your artwork– both as a time saver and as an additional tool in your artistic arsenal- is enough to throw some artists off from ever giving it a try……

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/10/2018

Oil Painting Mediums Questions – Drying Oils & Mediums- with Guest Jimmy Leslie – Jerry’s Live Episode Episode #80

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode #80: Drying Oils & Mediums- with Guest Jimmy Leslie  From the beginning oil painter to the well-heeled professional, EVERYONE can learn a little something from esteemed guest, Jimmy Leslie! Armed with the knowledge of proper oil painting etiquette and WInsor & Newton oils and mediums, Jimmy gives the best explanations of fat…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 24/10/2018

How To Framing Pastel and Charcoal Artwork – Jerry’s LIVE Episode #79

   Jerry’s LIVE Episode #79: Framing Pastel and Charcoal Artwork – with Sam Buie If ever there were super tricky mediums that required some know-how to frame, pastels and charcoal would be it! These dry mediums dust, flake, and powder everywhere and can be just a mess to create, let alone with how to frame…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 16/10/2018

Beginning Pastels – Learn Basic Pastel Skills Jerry’s LIVE Episode #78

   Outside of actual pastel artists, the word “pastel” to most of us brings to mind sidewalk chalk from elementary school or gummy oil pastels from middle school art class. But there are soft pastels that are a grown up, real fine art medium– favored by famed artists as Edgar Degas, James Abbott McNeill Whistler…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 09/10/2018

Watercolor How-To, Lesson #1: Basic Watercolor Skills -Jerry’s LIVE Episode #77

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode 77: Always wanted to give watercolor a try, but wanted to learn more about it and maybe see a few techniques before wading in? Have the basic supplies but just never really gave it a go? Join us for this episode, to learn a little “how to”, while we cover some…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/10/2018

Urban Sketching Jerry’s LIVE Episode #76

  Jerry’s LIVE Episode 76: Urban Sketching (Boylan Bridge Brewpub, Raleigh, NC – Urban Sketching has grown in leaps and bounds in popularity. Why? It’s a great way to get outside in the fresh air, practice, and even hang with friends while creating art. Join us to get the 411 on Urban Sketching and learn…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/09/2018

Artist Spotlight – Rich Pellegrino & Turner Acryl Gouache

About Rich Pellegrino Rich Pellegrino’s work is inspired by memories and interpersonal relationships. His figurative paintings are filled with allegory, questioning the authenticity of human experience. He is an award winning illustrator, globally collected fine artist, and a full-time Illustration teacher at New Hampshire Institute of Art. His work can be found in children’s books, magazines,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 24/09/2018

Jerry’s LIVE Episode 75: Exploring Geometric Abstraction With Acrylics – Special Guest Artist Joe DiGiulio

Jerry’s LIVE Episode #75: Exploring Geometric Abstraction With Acrylics – Special Guest Artist Joe DiGiulio Details: What goes in to painting an abstract work? We have all heard someone say at a museum, while pointing at an abstract work “What the HECK??? My kid could do THAT.” Yet, as artists, we simply know that isn’t…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/09/2018

Thicken Your Oil Paints with Impasto Medium for Oil Paints – LUKAS Painting Butter

Why Use Impasto Medium: Paint In Heavy Impasto Techniques Without Wasting Valuable Pigment! Layers Will Dry Without Shrinking, Cracking Or Wrinkling! In this article we are focusing on LUKAS Impasto Oil Painting Medium used to mix with oil paints for impasto techniques. Lukas Painting Butter is very heavy bodied and therefore gives extremely thick oil colors, accelerates drying,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/09/2018

Jerry’s LIVE Episode 73- New Art Supplies & Materials at Jerry’s

Episode 73: It’s that time of year again- Back to Art School ushers in new Jerry’s products, art supplies and art sets, and Amy’s Birthday, too! Come join us to see what’s new, exciting, and that you just can’t live without… from travel watercolor paint sets and acrylic artist sets, to new brushes and brush…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/09/2018