Tom’s Message

Hello to all my artist friends.  We just returned home from a great workshop and trade show in Houston and it is time to get some painting in while getting ready for up coming workshops, the next being a one day painting demonstrations followed by a one day workshop at the Jerry’s Artarama store in…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 25/08/2010

The Pleasure of Creating Art – Time to START by M Theresa Brown

The sheer pleasure an artist receives from simply creating art in some form is what motivates artists of all ages to create.  Whether it is a folded origami paper or a ten ton metal sculpture,  the pleasure derived from the very act of creating is the same. Children don’t need any persuasion to dip into…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 06/08/2010

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

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

Newest DVD Release from Wilson Bickford

There are dozens of videos featuring a troupe of very talented artists, encompassing every style and genre, so please take time to check them out. My hat is off to Jerry’s and Burning Oak Studios for allowing me to bring my lessons to you. It is deeply appreciated! www.wilsonbickford.com Wilson Bickford, artist and art educator,…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

Our Influences on Others by Wilson Bickford

Each school year, I have the opportunity to work with several hundred kids in a “Visiting Artist” program, which is set up by the local arts council. My county is the largest in the state so I cover quite an area and frequent many different schools. Very recently, I was scheduled for 4 consecutive days…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 12/05/2010