Oil Pastels & Oil Sticks -The Differences & Uses of Each

Jerry’s LIVE Episode 65 Even when browsing artist’s web group posts, it becomes disturbingly apparent in discussions that even some professional artists don’t know the difference between oil pastels and oil sticks. But they SOUND like the same thing. Aren’t they? NOPE. Which can be safely incorporated in the lower levels of an oil painting?…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/07/2018

Pencil or Paint? How About Water Soluble Graphite

Jerry’s LIVE Episode 62 Water soluble graphite products are a dandy little group of sleeper supplies that relatively few artists even know exist. Besides pencils, there are sticks, pans, tailor-shaped blocks, water soluble powders, liquid pencil, and even a mystery product Amy can’t wait to demonstrate Details Is it for drawing, or for painting? What…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/06/2018

Oil Paints Explained for Traditional Oil Painting

Learn more about traditional oil painting and what different oil paint on the market can offer the oil painter from the beginner to the seasoned professional. Jerry’s LIVE Episode 55, VIDEO Details Oil painting came to favor with artists during the 14th century, where it quickly replaced egg tempera as the primary painting medium. Originally…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/05/2018

Light Boxes and Drawing Aids, Should I Use Them?

From basic composition grids to proportioners, light boxes to projectors, find out what tool you may want to invest in to have in your arsenal. The Jerry’s Live video will be hosted by Instructor Amy Gardner Dean (Jerry’s Resident Professional Artist) and the rest of the Live Team. Jerry’s LIVE Episode 54, VIDEO – Lightboxes…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/04/2018

What is the difference between acrylic or oil primed canvas?

Stretching your Budget with Knowledge on Stretched CanvasJerry’s LIVE Episode 30 What is universally primed or using oil primed surfaces if I paint in oil? Jerry’s Live – Episode #30 Stretched Canvas Episode: “Stretching your $$$ with Knowledge! – See Video Below SummaryMost artists paint on stretched canvas, yet few would be able to tell you…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/01/2018

Watercolor Painting Tips for Beginners

5 Pro Tips for the Beginning Watercolor Painter How to paint with watercolors In the past, we’ve taught you 5 Pro Tips for Beginning Acrylic Artists and 5 Pro Tips for the Beginning Oil Painter, and now its time for the budding watercolor painters out there! Painting with Watercolors, while typically thought of as light…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 27/02/2016

One Easy Trick To Being a Better Artist

How Using Negative Space Can Be Useful What do you see?   Negative Space is the space that surrounds an object in an image. While we typically focus on how drawing a painting or object can improve an image, today we will focus on how not using this space can make us better artists.   While…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 01/01/2016

5 Easy Printmaking Tips

Pro Tips for Printmaking Beginners AlthoughPrintmakinghas been around for hundreds of years now, with famous prints from artists such as Rembrandt, printmaking has recently exploded on popular social media sites like Instagram and Pinterest. We here at Jerry’s are all for this explosion of impressions, etching, lithography, and lino carvings, so we thought we’d share…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 07/04/2015

Jerry’s New Year’s Resolution Number One: Learn New Techniques

This Year I Vow to Learn More As we start off this new year, we thought we would share some of our own New Year’s Resolutions for 2015 to help Artists learn and grow this year.  For our first new year’s resolution we wanted to share, we thought we would tell you all about some of…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 06/01/2015

Jerry’s Artarama Sponsors Art of the Carolinas 2014

The Event takes place in Raleigh NC,  Nov. 13-16th  Jerry’s is once again sponsoring the largest art supply expo and workshop event in the country, Art of the Carolinas. Happening Thursday, November 13th through Sunday, November 16th in Raleigh, North Carolina, the event is free to the public who want to shop for over 30,000 square…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/11/2014