Professional oil painter Vincent Giarrano uses Charvin Extra Fine Oil Colors in this impressive project! In our Artist Spotlight post about Vincent Giarrano, we learned about this award-winning oil painter and his background, and admired a selection of his atmospheric oil paintings of city life. In this post, Vincent guides us step-by-step through the creation…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/03/2013
Professional artist Vincent Giarrano explores city life in oil paints! Connecticut artist Vincent Giarrano is a Contemporary Realist painter. His work is focused on creating impressions that are about real life experience. “I like my paintings to resonate as sincere moments of life,” says Giarrano. Quality of light is another major aspect in Vincent’s paintings……
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/03/2013
Adventures in alternative painting mediums! Previously, when discussing which paint to use, we dealt with the top three mediums most popular in painting today: oil paints, acrylics, and watercolors. However, there are so many more to choose from! Painting was around for thousands of years before modern paints were, and while the most basic…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/03/2013
Which paint is right for you? Comparing watercolor, oil, and acrylic How to Decide What Paint to Use People often ask: What’s the “best” or “most popular” type of paint to use? This is a question that virtually has no definitive answer. Not what you wanted to hear? Don’t worry; we’re here to give you…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2013
How to prime your own canvas and board for painting! Have you ever found the perfect painting surface — be it canvas, paper, panel, board, or even a wall– but it is bare and unprimed? Never fear! Gessoing a canvas or priming a board is an easy task to do yourself, and you…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/03/2013
Celebrities from Eric Clapton to Steve Martin, David Bowie to Brangelina, Leonardo DiCaprio are all investing in and collecting art! Celebrity and famous art collectors Over the centuries, artists have relied on patrons — wealthy people with good taste — to support their lives and art. Without patronage of the arts, the world may never…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/02/2013
Dreamscape painter Andy Russell loves Matisse acrylics! Artist Andy Russell is widely recognized as a master in acrylic painting. He embarked on his artistic journey over 35 years ago, when he began having recurring dreams of vibrant and ethereal landscapes, which he then started translating into acrylic paintings of immense detail and glowing tones. He…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/02/2013
Jerry’s sponsors and purchases a painted cow to benefit the NC Children’s Hospital! This past fall and winter, Raleigh, NC played host to the internationally famous Cow Parade, a community-driven art event designed to benefit local charities or organizations. As Raleigh is the hometown of Jerry’s Artarama, of course we were excited to participate! Cow…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 19/02/2013
Prove It! – Plutonium Spray Paint…is it better? Plutonium Professional Spray Paint has been making a big splash in the world of graffiti and street art And artists alike who are exploring other techniques. In this episode of Prove It!, Mikey G sets out to test Plutonium’s claim that they are the most superior spray…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/01/2013
A New Year, A New You! Enter Jerry’s 2013 Catalog Self-Portrait Contest with up to $5,000 in prizes! Happy 2013! Jerry’s Artarama is excited to ring in the New Year, and to celebrate, we’re having a huge Self-Portrait Contest with up to $5,000 in prizes to award! Check out this video introducing the new catalog…..