Did You Know- Salvador Dali

Celebrating his 111th birthday a day late with some fun facts about this twisted artist! Salvador Dali and his pet ocelot, Babou We all know Salvador Dali as one of the more eccentric and flamboyant artists that graced the 20th century. Although we mostly know Dali for his trademark curly mustache and “melting clocks”, how…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2015

Did You Know- Vincent Van Gogh

Little Known Facts About One of Our Favorite Painters! Facts About Vincent Van Gogh Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday is March 30th! And while we know that he is ¬†the father of Post-Impressionism and the painter of such favorite paintings as Starry Night, sunflowers, wheat fields, self portraits and cypress trees, there are still a lot…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 31/03/2015

Science Says Art is Great for your Brain

As if we didn’t already know this! At this point, we know that art has multiple effects on our brain, can keep our brains healthy longer and have other health benefits that we might not know about. Here are some of them. Our brains were designed to appreciate and process artwork. Recent studies have shown that looking…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 17/01/2015

Fat Over Lean For Oil Painting

What is Fat Over Lean For Oil Painting? Want Less Cracking in Your Oil Painting? Many oil painters will advocate “Fat over Lean” painting but not everyone knows exactly what that means. Today, we are going to explore that topic and share some of the best new mediums to improve your oil painting. Fat Over…..

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Jerry's -- 07/10/2014

5 Facts About The Way We See Color

Top 5 Reasons Why Colors Are Absolutely Crazy We each probably think of colors as pretty simple. There’s red, blue and green and the rest are made from those three right? Well… Our minds conceptions of colors are all crazy. We see such a spectrum of colors that we have only just begun to understand…..

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Jerry's -- 10/07/2014

Did You Know- The Statue of Liberty

Fun Facts About Our Country’s Largest Statue Did you know that the Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home at in New York Harbor on June 19th, 1885? That means that today is the 129th anniversary of the statue arriving on the French frigate Isere. Although thought more of as a monument than a piece…..

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Jerry's -- 19/06/2014

Facts About Fabriano Watercolor Papers

Facts about One of Europe’s Most Storied Paper Makers Fabriano, one of Europe’s oldest fine artist paper makes has been famous across the globe for their paper and making it for centuries. Today, we thought we’d share some fun and little known facts about this old, wonderful and storied company and their terrific products. The…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/04/2014

Did you know-Michelangelo

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 showed…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 18/03/2014

Impasto Techniques the Masters Used

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…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 04/03/2014

Happy Birthday Rembrandt

A birthday wish to a true master If you saw the google homepage yesterday, you might have recognized a familiar face. Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is known as one of the greatest painters and printmakers in Dutch and European history and yesterday he would have turned 407 years old. So from all of us at…..

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Jerry's -- 16/07/2013

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 -- 13/07/2013