Jerry's Artarama Artist Resource Blog

Commissioned to paint a portrait of Richie Sambora by Roseann Madia

Breaking out of My Comfort Zone To Create A Commissioned Portrait Using Lukas Berlin Water-Soluable Oils and Yes All Media Cotton Canvas!   I was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of Richie Sambora, guitar legend from the rock band, Bon Jovi. My client chose a 24x30in size, MUCH bigger than I generally work with, so I…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/08/2018

Mixed Media Madness with Mixed Media Monday Hostess Ophelia Staton – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 69

Episode 69: You’ve seen her on Mixed Media Mondays, and on our Jerrys Live show last year– the “Goddess of Getting Your Art Groove On”– Ophelia Staton! If you haven’t seen Ophelia, you are in for a real treat!!! Details Join us for this fun Mixed Media Madness where Ophelia makes Amy throw caution to…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/08/2018

Safer, Natural Alternative to Turpentine – Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Spike Oil Essence

A Safer, Natural Alternative to Turpentine – Chelsea Classical Studio Lavender Spike Oil Essence The Chelsea Classical Medium, Lavender Spike Oil Essence has a distinctive, sweet lavender scent, and is a safer, natural alternative to Turpentine and does not cause chronic health problems that are often associated with turpentine or odorless petroleum mineral spirits.  Non-toxic alternatives…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 13/08/2018

Basic Mat Cutting with Logan Graphic Products – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 68

Jerry’s LIVE – Episode #68: Basic Mat Cutting with Brian Buell from Logan Graphic Products If part of selling your work to prospective clients involves matting… if you do a lot of art fairs and shows… if you are a printmaker who mats each work in the edition… THIS show is for you! Brian Buell…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/08/2018

Alla Prima Painting – What is it? – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 67

The term “Alla Prima” confuses most artists. What does it mean? Alla Prima, quite simply, is direct painting- stemming from the Italian term that translates to “at first”. Done in one to two painting sessions, the painting is done wet on wet, with layers never allowed to dry. What movements employed this technique that most…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/08/2018

Photographing Your Art – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 66

Episode #66: Artistic Self-Improvement, Ep 5: Photographing Your Art with Guest Will Campbell It’s your art that speaks for itself, right? Not always! Trying to get artwork into shows? Do you need good high-res images to approach galleries with? How about clear, crisp images for your website? Don’t forget a book to keep records of…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/08/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 6: TURNER WATERCOLORS-Review

Welcome to Episode 6: TURNER WATERCOLORS-Review by Lisa Kowieski n this in-studio teaching episode, I will be going over the Turner Artists’ Water Colour set of 18. These watercolors are made in Japan and are top of the line quality made out of pigments and high end gum arabic (no fillers used!). I will be…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 01/08/2018

Oil Pastels & Oil Sticks -The Differences & Uses of Each – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 65

Even when browsing artist’s webgroup posts, it becomes disturbingly apparent in discussions that even some professional artists don’t know the difference between oil pastels and oil sticks. But they SOUND like the same thing. Aren’t they? NOPE. Which can be safely incorporated in the lower levels of an oil painting? Which ones actually DRY (oxidize)…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 11/07/2018

Creative Adventures Episode 5: Watercolor Painting on a Sailboat in California

Welcome to Episode 5: Watercolor Painting on a Sailboat in California! by Lisa Kowieski This Plein Air watercolor painting video takes place in the Marina Del Rey Harbor just outside of Los Angeles, California. We will be learning about some of my FAVORITE supplies I bring for watercolor Plein Air painting when I travel. I hope…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/07/2018

Pencil or Paint? Try Water Soluble Graphite Products – Jerry’s LIVE Episode 62

Water soluble graphite products are a dandy little group of sleeper products that relatively few artists even know exist. Besides pencils, there are sticks, pans, tailor-shaped blocks, water soluble powders, liquid pencil, and even a mystery product Amy can’t wait to demonstrate Details Is it for drawing, or for painting? What if Amy told you…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 20/06/2018