AOC Update July 9, 2010

It has been a very busy couple of weeks since my last post and very HOT HOT HOT!…100 degrees plus in the shade! Family, friends, celebration, work, workshops, demos, gathering information, creating art for upcoming shows, making tie-dye tees, trying to be a good girl and walk every morning, meeting deadlines, having company, birthday parties,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 28/07/2010

No Painting is Safe! by Deb Bartos

No painting of mine is safe, that is, until its hanging on someone else’s wall. There are just a few, actually, that are sacred, for personal reasons, and I will never touch again. However, there are quite a few of them that go in the “gosh, there is just something not quite right with that…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 05/07/2010

In Memoriam by Jacob Joubert

“In Memoriam” is a massive undertaking of twelve 10×10 feet paintings, one for each major conflict of the United States military. I am painting one line for each United States service member killed in war, nearly one and a half million lines in all. The project was started on Memorial day and is expected to…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/07/2010

July Artist of the Month – Lauri Blank

” My art is innate in my soul.  Creating something beautiful everyday and bringing these images to life on my canvas is not only my profession, but my passion in life as well. The beautiful and compelling complexities of painting sultry, yet innocent women has always been my inspiration that fuels my work.” -Lauri Blank Lauri Blank was destined to…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 01/07/2010

Artists as the Way Showers Sages and Soothsayers by Cheryl Whitestone

This 16×20” oil painting is one of the illustrations from a story that came to me, a kind of healing Native American myth. I have titled the book “Dennies Totally Bizarre Magical Mystical Rite of Passage.” I would tell you it is a true story but you wouldn’t believe me, so you can think of…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/06/2010

Painting and Selling Portraits – the Family Dog by M Theresa Brown

  Two of my five dogs think they have achieved stardom because they are featured in a 2 hour DVD!   There’s  Louie, a shaggy little cockapoo rescued from an uncertain fate, and DaVinci, an impressive looking Rottweiler who, in truth, is a little dog trapped in  a big dog body. Both are my models at…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 08/06/2010

June 4 Update!

Yesterday, I sent follow up letters to the vendors. This gives them information about shipping in skids of art supplies to our Henderson warehouse. This is where we stage all the art supplies that are shipped in by the truck load for the show. The letter also provides information about our merchandise transfer system, hotel…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 04/06/2010

New DVD Release from Wilson Bickford

  This project utilizes an acrylic basecoat, over which oils are applied. The key to this approach is in letting the dark background show through, which yields a great deal of depth to the rocks and water areas. Tips for rendering foliage are also highlighted. Also, for you budding Watercolorists, be on the look-out for…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 03/06/2010

June Artist of the Month – Ranjini Venkatachari

Bio Ranjini Venkatachari was born and raised in southern India where she completed her Bachelors degree in mathematics. Before taking up colored pencils she has extensively worked in graphite and ethnic Indian painting techniques. Her works have been juried in many National and International shows across the US, like the Salmagundi Annual non- member exhibition,…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 01/06/2010

Artist – Craftsperson by Valerie (Valry) Drake

What’s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson? According to Dictonary.com it is fairly straightforward: an artist is “a person who produces works in any of the arts that are primarily subject to aesthetic criteria” or “one who professes and practices an imaginative art” or “a person skilled in one of the fine arts”……

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 31/05/2010