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

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

Oil Paints Explained- More about traditional oil painting- Jerry’s LIVE Episode 55

Learn more about traditional oil painting and what the different brands on the market can offer the oil painter– from budding beginner to seasoned professional. Details Oil painting came to favor with artists during the 14th century, where it quickly replaced egg tempera as the primary painting medium. Originally oil painters were limited to the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 02/05/2018

Fat Over Lean

Want Less Cracking in Your Oil Painting? Many oil painters will advocate “Fat over Lean” painting but not everyone knows exactly what that means. Today, we are going to explore that topic and share some of the best new mediums to improve your oil painting. Fat Over Lean   In order to make sure the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 07/10/2014

Underpainting: Why You Need to Do It

Develop Contrast and Values Before Color Sometimes when starting a new oil painting, nothing can be more intimidating than a big white blank canvas staring you down. Each paint squeezed out on your palette looking more vibrant, vivid and intimidating. If you’re the type of person who see’s that blank canvas and it terrifies you…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 24/06/2014

5 Pro Tricks for the Beginning Oil Painter

With the right paints and these tips, you’ll be a pro in no time! Oil Painting can be quite tricky, especially for beginners. But with the right knowledge and the perfect paint, oil painting can be a breeze.  Painted with SoHo Urban Artist Oil Colors 1. Find the right kind of paint for you. It…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 22/02/2014

Holiday Art Supply Wish List for the Oil Painter

Jerry’s has all the answers! Having trouble searching for the perfect item for the Oil Painter in your life this winter? Look no further than Jerry’s Artarama where we have gifts for all oil painters from beginners to advanced professionals! If you’re stumped on what to get your picky or finicky Oil Painter for the…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 19/12/2013

A Jerry’s Online Street Team Art Project with 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 included in over 60 corporate and museum…..

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Jerrys Blog Squad -- 31/05/2012

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

Don’t Forget to Protect Your Artwork

You’ve just finished a piece of art and it’s fantastic and you can’t wait to display it or sell it. You haven’t applied a protective coating because you love what you have done and are not sure what a coating will do to your art. So you think you are better off doing nothing. Here’s…..

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Jerry’s Blog Team -- 22/06/2010