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…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/04/2014
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…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 18/03/2014
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…..
Jerrys Blog Squad -- 04/03/2014
What Is It Anyway? If you’ve never heard of it, GouacheÂ (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 is the addition of either…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 18/09/2013
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…..
Jerry’s Blog Team -- 16/07/2013
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…..