Jerry’s is now helping artists help artists by sharing their art tips!Â Art Tips are constantly being sent in and then posted in our Community section.Â As a bonus, each Art Tip entered qualifies that person to receive a $250 gift card!Â Robin Borland was our very first winner! Robin generously used her gift card…..
Jerry's -- 23/06/2010
You’ve just finished a piece of art and it’s fantastic and you can’t wait to display it or sell it. You haven’t applied a protective coating because you love what you have done and are not sure what a coating will do to your art. So you think you are better off doing nothing. Here’s…..
Jerry's -- 22/06/2010
Spray varnishes, fixatives and other art coatings are very easy to apply to your artwork, but before you point and spray, donâ€™t forget to read the directions.Â Fine art spray coatings can vary a great deal in how they are applied because they can vary dramatically in how they are made and what they do.Â …..
Jerry's -- 22/06/2010
As artists we love to create â€“ but when it comes to the details of selling we are sometimes a little reluctant. Just in case I get someone who actually wants to know about my work, I have to have a artist portfolio to show them. Whether this person is a potential customer, gallery owner,…..
Jerry's -- 21/06/2010
The art world is all up in arms. Every place you turn to there is some article about the government or the states reducing or eliminating public money for artist grants. Frantic emails are sent out, art groups gather to protest the fund reductions and open Facebook polls. But there is not an organization out…..
Jerry's -- 17/06/2010
This sounds like something you would do if you were three and your mother was hanging clothes on the line.Â It is really excellent art education advice.Â Ordinary and mundane objects can be the best subjects ever.Â An added advantage is not wasting time or money on the commute to painting expeditions. Consider the impressionists…..
Jerry's -- 16/06/2010
At least in my dreams they do. Vibrant slashes of brilliant hues dance across the stretched canvas. Big wide paintbrushes dip into soft, buttery mounds of paint on huge pallets and then lift and float to add to the beauty. Sometimes I can actually see the paintings in progress. Other times I only see paintbrushes…..
Jerry's -- 14/06/2010
Last night I went to go see “Exit Through the Gift Shop.” A friend recommended the film and I saw the reviews. I knew I would love it but I never guessed how inspiring and thought provoking the film would be. It is the story of Thierry Guetta, an eccentric French “film maker” who befriended…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 11/06/2010
Painting and Selling Portraits-the Family Dog by M Theresa Brown Two of my five dogs think they have achieved stardom because they are featured in a 2 hour DVD!. There’s Louie, a shaggy little cockapoo rescued from an uncertain fate, and DaVinci, an impressive looking Rottweiler who, in truth, is a little dog trapped in…..
Jerry's -- 08/06/2010
Have you ever been intimidated by a blank white stretched canvas or blank piece of paper? All that pristine whiteness is just looking at you, waiting for the first mark of pencil or brush. Waiting for you to either create beauty or to spoil its pureness. Nonsense! In most of my beginning classes we have…..
Jerry's -- 07/06/2010
A series of paintings is a really good way of organizing your mind and your art. It gives you a plan, it gives you a chance to explore the subject past just one painting. It gives you a good excuse to stop a painting at a reasonable place. Many times, Iâ€™m having so much…..
Jerry's -- 01/06/2010
Whatâ€™s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson? According to Dictonary.com it is fairly straightforward: an artist is â€œa person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteriaâ€ or â€œone who professes and practices an imaginative artâ€ or â€œa person skilled in one of the fine artsâ€……
Jerry's -- 31/05/2010
n addition to creating art, I have slowly and affordably collected art from other artists over the past 20 years. It has been a wonderful thing to do and every piece tells a story. I’ve collected work that is practical. These items include a hand-blown vase to hold my flowers, a welded sculpture to hold…..
Jerry's -- 12/05/2010
One of the most important tools in the artist’s business tool kit is the Guest Book. Along with a portfolio of your work, business cards and a receipt book, your guest book should be with you any time you are exhibiting your work. What is a guest book? The Guest Book is your tool…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010
I am now beginning my day the way I often end it, reflecting. Perhaps today I will paint a portrait, perhaps a self-portrait. Not of myself, but of humanity. Her vanity showing, I know she’ll want me to capture her good side. A mirror will be of no use, reflecting only the slowly decaying image…..