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…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/11/2013

The Rule of Thirds – A Rule of Thumb

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…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 19/10/2013

Practice Makes Perfect

  Tips for Learning the Art of Practice 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. Dancers…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/09/2013

How to Draw a Self-Portrait

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 pictures can be kinda funny. They don’t…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 10/08/2013

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…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 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…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/07/2013

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…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/05/2013

What Kind of Paint Should I Use – Part 2 – Specialty Paints

  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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/03/2013

What Kind of Paint Should I Use

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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2013

Free Video Art Lessons Break 1000 Mark

Jerry’s Artarama now has over ONE THOUSAND Free Video Art Lessons! Drum roll please! We at Jerry’s Artarama are crazy excited that we have now posted more than a thousand videos to our Free Video Art Lessons page! You read that correctly: over one thousand. And as the name implies, they are available to everyone…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 24/05/2012