For when you need to get outside and paint! Spring is upon us and it’s time to take those easels, canvases, pads, paints and brushes outside! The days are quickly warming up, so leave those dark studios behind and step into the sunlight for en plein air painting . What is plein air painting you ask?…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 25/03/2014
Artist Mark Nelson – Fantasy Drawing Walk-Through Materials Mark Nelson used: Strathmore Toned Grey Paper. (These are smoother papers which is good. Some drawing papers have too much texture and fight with detail in line work.) Vanish 4-in-1 Eraser Prismacolor Pencils (Black and White) Verithin Black Pencil “Toned Paper Drawing” by Mark A. Nelson Step…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 21/03/2014
Jerry’s will be hosting classes and contests throughout the weekend The Emerald City Comiccon is celebrating its 12th year in Seattle, Washington March 28-30th, 2014. This year Jerry’s Artarama’s Comic and Illustrative Division will be will be teaching classes, handing out prizes and will even be hosting a Quick Draw Contest! Karalyn and Company…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/03/2014
Some little known facts about one of the greatest artists of all time We all know who Michelangelo is, everyone has seen the statue of David and the Sistine Chapel, but what do we really know about him? Two weeks ago, we wished him a happy 539th birthday in the article Happy Birthday Michelangelo! and…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 18/03/2014
Why Shading is Important in your Sketches Many people like sketching because of the realism that can be depicted from their drawings. However, when drawing on a two dimensional surface like paper, depicting that realism can be difficult. The solution to this problem is to create shadows and shade while you sketch. Light and shadows…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 15/03/2014
Find out why so many people are making the switch to Grey Palettes Many artists have found a fairly new product on the market and are going crazy for it. Grey Palettes have technically been around for the longest time, but are just resurfacing in popularity. Painters in very olden times used to put their…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/03/2014
Charlie Spear only uses Charvin Oils in his Fine Art Painting Charlie Spear was born in 1948 in the Midwest. The Era of Modern Art was in full swing with the Sixties generating an artistic smorgasbord of art styles and new media. Much of his early career was spent learning about art through teaching art. His imagery…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/03/2014
Today we celebrate a great Artist! If he were alive today, he would have been 539 years old, but Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni has already completed more in his lifetime than many of us can dream to. Michelangelo was renowned as an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, engineer and poet during the High Renaissance. He…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 06/03/2014
Which Masters Used Impasto and How You Can Too Impasto is a technique used in painting where paint is laid on thickly to give a painting texture and an almost 3D effect. It can be accomplished with mediums such as acrylic, oil, or gouache. Early in painting, it was thought that the image being captured…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 04/03/2014
Congratulations to all of our wonderful winners! Chocolate and Roses are great Valentines Day gifts, but soon after V-Day, they’re gone. Your art is a labor of love and lasts forever! We had many contestants show us their art and tell us their story and then we let you viewers pick the winners. While…..