Month: August 2010
Summer Pastel Challenge Contest
I am Dara Goldstein, Assistant Brand Manager of Jerry’s Artarama, and I will be updating you with the latest and greatest with regards to our exciting contests at Jerry’s Artarama. We are currently holding two contests ending in September. Our Summer Pastel Challenge ends September 15th. Whether you prefer using soft, semi-hard, or oil pastels,…..
Jerry's -- 31/08/2010
5 Steps to Turn Negative Artist Thoughts into Positives! by M Theresa Brown
“My work is better than that!” We’ve all said or thought it. And we probably meant it. But what it really means, when all is said and done, is that we are, at some level, envious of that other artist. So how can we turn this negative thought into a productive, positive action that benefits…..
Jerry's -- 31/08/2010
Remember to Play by Cheryl Whitestone
Philip Morsberger in his studio, August 18, 2010 Recently I visited The Morris Museum of Southern Art in Augusta Georgia with a group of fellow artists and art enthusiasts. The curator generously arranged a studio visit for us with Philip Morsberger . Philipâ€™s warehouse studio was large and well lit with flourescants, no windows. There…..
Jerry's -- 30/08/2010
Using Impasto Medium to Create Three Dimensional Effects
In depicting elements in nature relief effects give a 3-dimensional effect that really makes the paint pop right off the canvas. In this painting technique I am using Matisse Structure paint (Carbon Grey) along with Matisse Impasto Medium to create tree bark. Step 1: I mix a ratio of about 30% paint with 70% Impasto…..
Jerry's -- 24/08/2010
So YOU Wanna Be a Street Artist by TMNK
Leave it to a NOBODY like me to alter the face of street art (wink). Why should it be all about getting up, having YOUR work seen, promoted, discovered in the streets? Where’s the fun for people like YOU? Okay, granted many of you donâ€™t relish going out into the dark of night with wheat…..
Jerry's -- 11/08/2010
The Pleasure of Creating Art – Time to START by M Theresa Brown
The sheer pleasure an artist receives from simply creating art in some form is what motivates artists of all ages to create.Â Whether it is a folded origami paper or a ten ton metal sculpture,Â the pleasure derived from the very act of creating is the same. Children don’t need any persuasion to dip into…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 06/08/2010
Horus’ Summer Picnic by Cheryl Whitestone
Oil on Linen 16 x 20 Here is a painting of Horus having a summer treat of watermelon. He is a mix breed of Rock, and Americana, so told the man who sold him to me. By the way we thought he was a she and was formerly named Isis, after he started crowing it…..
Jerry's -- 04/08/2010
James and Jennie
James & Jennie Morris like any normal couple, met, married and started a life together. Â Â Their happy life together hit a snag when Jennie was involved in a major car accident. Â In May of 2006, a reckless driver, with multiple prior incidents; hit Jennieâ€™s car at such a velocity that Jennieâ€™s seat was broken and…..
Jerry's -- 03/08/2010
August Artist of the Month – Renae Schoeffel
Renae Schoeffel is a world-wide collected, self-taught, emerging abstract artist who finds inspiration through many different avenues, anything she sees, from the universe and itâ€™s unbelievable displays, the cinema, the earth and nature.Â There are so many beautiful colors in the world and finding new ways to bring them together is her mission. Renaeâ€™s journey…..