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What are the different styles of brushes for art?
A Handy Guide to Painting How you Want, Learn Your Brushes! Obviously, there wouldn’t be different types of brush strokes if there weren’t different styles of brushes. But how many of us really understand what using different styles of brushes does for our painting? How many of us can accurately describe what kind a stroke…..
Jerry's -- 25/02/2014
Oil Painting Tips for Beginners
5 Pro Tips for the Beginning Oil Painter Oil Painting can be quite tricky, especially for beginners. But with the right knowledge and the perfect paint and mediums, oil painting can be an amazing experience and you might find it better than using acrylics. With the right paints and these oil painting tips, you’ll be…..
Jerry's -- 22/02/2014
Which Ampersand Panel is Right for Your Art?
Why Trust Your Art to Anything Less? For a surface that will accommodate mixed media better than others, Ampersand’s panels can handle any job! Ampersand Panels are perfect for everything from encaustic paints and collage to oil and water-miscable paints, inks, graphite, colored pencils, casesin and even egg tempera. You name it, Ampersand can take…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 20/02/2014
Get the Color Without the Mess using Colored Pencils
The Inside Scoop on Colored Pencils Many of us haven’t picked up a colored pencil since middle school and yet, coloring with colored pencils is a great way to develop sketching form and still get a burst of color in your artwork. Without the mess of paint or having to wait for it to dry,…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 11/02/2014
Painting With Acrylics : 5 Tips for Beginners
These Quick Tips Can Save Your Paint and Help You Get Better Painting with Acrylics Painting with acrylics is a great way to get introduced to painting and has many benefits. These paints are easy to use, spread evenly, and dry quickly. There are some tricks that can help preserve your paints and make your…..
Jerry's -- 01/02/2014
9 Reasons Concept Markers Will Change the Way You Draw
Experience a whole new way to scribble, sketch and draw that we’re sure you’ll love. Concept Dual Tip Art Markers are all new markers revolutionizing the market with dual tips and great color delivery. Presenting 9 reasons why you should get a set right now. 1. They have dual marker tips on each end that…..
Jerry's -- 30/01/2014
Can You Speak like an Artist?
A Dictionary for the Struggling Art Viewer Have you ever been looking at an art exhibit when the label catches your eye? You see the title of the piece, author, medium and then a description of the piece. Often the description of the piece will read something like this: “Above the artist expresses the banality…..
Jerry's -- 12/11/2013
The Rule of Thirds To Help With Painting or Drawing
This Simple Trick Will Help Your Painting or Drawing Immensely To master a skill, we must learn the basics. When it comes to art composition, it can serve us well to become deeply familiar with basics such as the color wheel, negative spaces, painting rhythms, and the Rule of Thirds. Once you begin adhering to…..
Jerry's -- 19/10/2013
How to Pronounce Gouache
Gouache, did I say that right? What Is It? If you’ve never heard of it, Gouache (pronounced gwaash) is the slightly misunderstood paint that essentially works as an opaque watercolor. It’s made of ground pigments and binders (such as gum arabic, ox gall, and preservatives), giving it velvety opaque, brilliant color– but what makes it opaque…..
Jerry's -- 18/09/2013
Practice Makes Perfect – Tips For The Art of Practice
Effective practice is one that strengthens your weakest points Very few and very rare human beings in history have been enormously talented in one area by means of a seeming natural ability. As for the rest of us, to become skilled at our desired hobby, we must practice. And as they say, practice makes perfect……
Jerry's -- 03/09/2013
How to Draw a Self-Portrait
5 Tips to Improve Your Self-Portrait Drawing! Self-portrait drawing can be a great way to practice sketching techniques as-let’s face-it-there is no shortage of material when you draw yourself! Sketching or drawing yourself. Sketching or drawing can be a great way to learn a lot about sketching, shading and proportions. And, when you sketch, your…..
Jerry's -- 10/08/2013
How To Make your Art Available in the Internet Age
Tips on why you should make your art digital today! In the internet age we live in, many artists are going digital. With a simple Google search, we have access to more works of art than ever. And by putting artwork online, artists can gain many benefits. Some of these benefits include: Find potential buyers…..
Jerry's -- 20/07/2013
What your Favorite Color Says about You
Know thy true colors Life is splashed with color. Anywhere we look, we encounter the dreamy blues of the sky or ocean, the gritty browns of the earth, and the vibrant greens of nature. We outfit our homes with our favorite colors. But how often do we stop and think about how these colors make…..
Jerry's -- 13/07/2013
Summer Creativity With Kids To Make Artistic Memories
The summer weather here at Jerry’s Artarama has been full of rainy days! For many parents, summertime is an amazing chance to make lasting memories with their children. And if you’re in an area where it rains during the summer, you know that it’s easy for children to waste time sitting in front of the…..
Jerry's -- 01/07/2013
Draw on Anything with GOLDEN Grounds
Turn any surface into a drawing surface with GOLDEN Acrylic Grounds and Mediums! According to a recent survey conducted by NAMTA*, over 2/3 of all artists regularly draw. Because of its accessibility, immediacy and portability, many artists who enjoy drawing have limited experience with other media. Acrylic mediums provide a bridge from drawing on sheets…..