How To Clean Your Brush

A Quick Tutorial Taking excellent care of your paintbrushes is important. Paintbrushes are likely one of the greatest investments you will make when purchasing art supplies, so cleaning paint brushes after each use is vital to your painting experience. If you properly care for your brushes, they can last for decades. Cleaning your brushes at…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 01/03/2016

What Kind of Paint Should I Use

Which paint is right for you? Comparing watercolor, oil, and acrylic How to Decide What Paint to Use People often ask: What’s the “best” or “most popular” type of paint to use? This is a question that virtually has no definitive answer. Not what you wanted to hear? Don’t worry; we’re here to give you…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 05/03/2013

Artist Spotlight – Sandy Nelson

Coastal Color: The Paintings of Sandy Nelson Sandy Nelson has been a professional artist for many years. She studied Fine Art and painting at the University of KY and the Scottsdale Art School. Her portraits and landscapes have been accepted to national juried competitions from Maine to California, many winning national awards. Her work is…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 28/05/2012

Winsor & Newton: The World’s Finest Artists’ Materials

175 years of fine art supplies — on sale now! Chances are, if you’re an artist, you’re familiar with Winsor & Newton — and for good reason! This world-famous company produces some of the finest and most popular art supplies available in the industry: from paints and mediums to canvas, brushes, paper, and everything in…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 26/08/2011

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

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

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

Bring out your dark side (to show more light) by Wilson Bickford

I love to paint the deep woods. There is mystery in the dark depth of the shadows. And the way the light filters through the trees is absolutely majestic! (At least to me.) What appeals to me above all, is the strong light and dark contrast, which is the entire basis of a good painting……

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010

First Plein Air of 2010 by Wilson Bickford

  It has been “unseasonably” warm here in northern New York the past several days. Temperatures have been in the 60’s, which is practically unheard of for March. The forecast says we can plan on this break not lasting and we’ll be back to reality next week. Yesterday was a beautiful day, so I hauled…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 12/05/2010