Interview with Professional Artist Andy Russell – Artwork & Matisse Acrylics

Professional Artist Andy Russell shares his techniques and process on how he captures and creates vibrant, colorful & amazingly detailed artwork When I do layering I use either a glazing wash of watered down color or a scumbling technique of rubbing one color over another. Sometimes to get a smooth transition of say, dark green to…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 17/08/2018

Creative Adventures: The Introduction Video Series For Aspiring Artists

  Creative Adventures is a video series for aspiring artists, freelance artists who are looking to further develop their skills, and for those that love travel and adventure.  Welcome to Creative Adventures with Made by Lisa Marie!   This year, Jerry’s Artarama is launching a new special video collaboration with  Lisa Kowieski (of Made by Lisa Marie) a nature based artist,…..

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Lisa Kowieski -- 03/01/2018

What Works for You? by Deb Bartos

I’m now doing a seasonal blog for Jerry’s (four times a year) as this works for me. Winter is the perfect time for soul-searching, organizing,  and removing the clutter to make room for the new life that appears in spring. I’ve always liked to look at life in seasons, and love them all. They all…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/02/2011

Possibility II by Cheryl Whitestone

Cheryl Whitestone       Possibility II 5″x7″ Oil on Panel On Exhibit and for sale at The Georgia State Botanical Gardens, Athens, GA Reception January 16th – show runs through February 27th. Everyday Magic~ Nature makes me happy and soothes me. I had wanted to do a painting of blue eggs, but did not have any visual…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/01/2011

Is Art Fun? by Micah Mullen

Is art fun? Today I was asked this question at my job during a meeting for a new fledgling project. A question that I would think would have a definite YES – seemed much more difficult to answer. I spend hours and hours each week in front of my easel, at my day job I…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 06/10/2010

Defining Urban Derivatives by TMNK

The streets are talking, and a NOBODY like me  is not only listening but is adding to the conversation with a unique and compelling style of art I call “URBAN DERIVATIVES.” Not content with simply “getting up” on walls and having my work seen and appreciated by the masses. And, while many find inspiration from…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/08/2010

Paintings Paint Themselves by Valerie (Valry) Drake

At least in my dreams they do. Vibrant slashes of brilliant hues dance across the canvas. Big wide paintbrushes dip into soft, buttery mounds of paint on huge pallets and then lift and float to add to the beauty. Sometimes I can actually see the paintings in progress. Other times I only see paintbrushes and…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 14/06/2010

The Advantages of Painting a Series by Deb Bartos

A series of paintings is a really good way of organizing your mind and your art. It gives you a plan, it gives you a chance to explore the subject past just one painting. It gives you a good excuse to stop a painting at a reasonable place.   Many times, I’m having so much…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 01/06/2010

Humble Beginnings by WIlson Bickford

  Whenever someone finds out that you’re an “artist,” the first assumption is that you were “born with talent” and “came by it naturally.” (and a hundred other comments which allude to the same idea). When it came to painting, I can assure you that I had no “gift” bestowed upon me. Shown here is…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Left in the Dark by Wilson Bickford

  I recently conducted an oil painting class which focused on a night-time seascape theme. Rendering night scenes is always challenging, as colors diminish and things take on a more monochromatic feel. The issue is to get the scene dark enough to convey that particular time of the day, but not so dark that it…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010