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…..

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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…..

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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…..

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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…..

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Jerry's -- 19/10/2013

What is Gouache Paint?

It’s a Gouache, it’s an Acrylic, it’s…Acryl Gouache!The Super Hybrid Versatile Paint! Although acrylic colors are very versatile and have been employed in more uses than any other type of paint, they still are lacking something, they have been missing the opacity and matte properties of acrylic gouache. (To know the differences between each acrylic…..

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Jerry's -- 21/09/2013

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…..

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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……

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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…..

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Jerry's -- 10/08/2013

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 -- 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…..

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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…..

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Jerry's -- 14/05/2013

Advertising Using Art! Art as a selling tool

Art as a selling tool: selling as an art form! Art imitates life, advertising imitates art. More than one artist has described painting as a way of speaking, language without the words. Many works of art present a new perspective, sometimes making sharp insights about society. Advertising is also a visual means of conveying a…..

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Jerry's -- 02/04/2013

An Introduction to En Plein Air Painting

Spring into plein air season! Weather notwithstanding, spring has nearly sprung! Soon the days will be warming up, the sun will be out longer, and painters will be heading outdoors in droves for a bit of plein air painting. Over the next few days, we’ll be discussing the ins and outs of painting en plein…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 19/03/2013

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

 Adventures in alternative painting mediums! Previously, when discussing in Part 1 of 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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 09/03/2013

What Type of Paint Should I Use? : Part 1

Comparing watercolors, oils, and acrylics..Which paint is right for you? 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? The fact is that the “best” paint to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2013