Friday, July 1

Painting

Can Colors Really Escape a Painting? A Review of What “Fugitive” Colors Means

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You were so proud of your watercolor painting of some roses. You had achieved a good drawing as a foundation to the painting. You loved the composition and how it encompassed the picture plane.. The light spread across the roses giving you just the effect you were after in balancing shadows from very dark to beautiful bright red highlights. It was one of your best pieces to date. In fact, it sold very quickly and that made you even happier.But a couple of months later, the buyer contacts you. Something had changed in the painting. The buyer said that it has lost some of its brightness. You agree to look at the painting and you're shocked at what you find. It appears much less vibrant to you. Some of the red areas that were rich in color are now dull, watered down looking. You can't believe...

Madhubani: The Art Capital

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Madhubani paintings are originated from the Mithila region of Nepal and India. Mostly practiced by women of the villages to decorate their huts made up of mud during the festive occasions. The art has been changing from the old times and nowadays the painting has been done on canvas, cloth, and paper. As the time passes by, the painting began turning into a piece of merriment and extraordinary occasions. Gradually the painting of India crossed the conventional limits and began achieving authorities of workmanship, both at the national and the global level.The ladies from this district have been rehearsing society expressions since the 1800's. The moms have been passing their insight and lessons to their little ones & showing them the aesthetic examples and colors minimal known to the outsi...

6 Reasons Why You Should Buy Paintings Directly From Artists

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When you decorate the walls in your home, there are a number of facts, that support you should buy paintings directly from an artist, instead of buying reproductions in online shops or physical shops. You get an original, unique painting that no one else has The painting is carefully created, down to the smallest detail You get a quality product, made of excellent materials You get the most bang for your buck - no commission to online or physical galleries The selling price is higher when you want to make changes in your collection You get a better service, the artist will answer any questions you have You get an original unique paintingWhen you buy an original, unique painting from an artist, you get a unique piece of art, there is only one of one-of-a-kind.And you can use the artw...

6 Tips for Painting on Canvas

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While a blank canvas can be used for painting, you have to do it with a lot of care. Being full of ideas is not enough. If you want to be on the right track, we suggest that you use the following tips for painting on canvas. Read on to know more.1. Get Your Canvas ReadyFirst of all, you should go for a pre-stretched canvas or just stretch the one you already have. Your next step is to prime it. Oftentimes, you can use gesso for this purpose. This is available in a lot of types and can be used with oil paint, tempera, or acrylic, just to name a few.Gesso protects the canvas fibers and improves the painting surface. As a result, you will have to use less amount of paint for the work you want to do. Using the oil sparingly will save you a good deal of money.2. Set The Mood Aside from gesso, a...

Short Introduction to Salvador Dali’s Painting “The Persistence of Memory”

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Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory is one of his most cherished works from a prolific lifetime. It was painted in 1931 long after he attended art school in Madrid and Barcelona. His early work throughout his education reflects an unusual aptitude for a wide variety of styles.In the 1930's Dali's unparalleled ability as an artist was combined with his discovery of Sigmund Freud's teachings about subconscious imagery, and his recognizable mature style was introduced to the world. Before painting The Persistence of Memory Dali had also become acquainted with the Paris Surrealists. He felt enabled to create groundbreaking art that would establish the reality within the subconscious.The iconic imagery of the melting pocket watch has made The Persistence of Memory one of Dali's most recog...

Sanity In A Psyche Ward

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The most highly paid living artist lives in a psyche ward in Tokyo. When she stops painting or creating, she becomes suicidal. Her art therapy began while undergoing treatment for her mental illness. She has had visual hallucinations since she was a child and has been painting them ever since.Her recent exhibit in Washington DC., drew record crowds and caused lotteries, scalping and endless lines. Extra staff was added to accommodate the extra large crowds and the show took two years to plan and execute.At 88, she entered into the reality of creating a new museum in Japan. It has now opened and Ms. Kusama claims she is only getting started-rare words for an octogenarian.She has just signed yet another clothing deal. Her daily regime includes leaving the confines of a mental institution to ...

Focus on the Process, Not the Result

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When most people think of art, they think of something static and unchanging. Films play moving images with sound, and music fills the air with melody, but traditional forms of art are still and lifeless: a statue, an oil painting, a straw basket. If properly preserved, a piece of art can remain the same for decades or even centuries. You can view a painting at the art museum as a child, then go back and view the same painting as an adult--and it's still exactly the same. For these reasons and more, people tend to view art as something already stopped, something at a standstill. The process is unimportant; it is simply a means to an end.But this is not true.And in today's world, even artists have started to believe this myth. They pay little attention to the creative process, instead rushi...

7 Mixed Media Background Ideas for Your Art

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Are you looking for a way to create an interesting background for your mixed media art? First you need to decide on your overall theme. Do you want a natural, rustic look or does your art need a bright, colorful background? Here are some ideas.Corrugated cardboard. You can add a wonderful, natural look to your art by using corrugated cardboard. Remove some of the paper from the cardboard so that the corrugated lines can be seen. This is a good way to recycle some of that cardboard you've been saving.Old textbook or songbook pages. You can find old books at library sales, garage sales and in second hand stores very inexpensively. The pages can be torn, sanded, tea stained, painted with watercolors and used to create wonderful backgrounds.Textured fabric. I like to use fabrics such as burlap...

How to Choose the Best Type of Graco Air Spray for Your Project

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For your painting needs, you need not limit your choice to the conventional paint brush or paint roller. These days, a wide selection of paint sprayers are available in the stores.Whether you are a professional contractor or a do-it-yourself project enthusiast, you'd love the advantages that a paint sprayer could offer. All you need is a good finding skill in looking for the perfect paint sprayer that will work for your needs.Brushing or rolling paint can pose challenges in terms of consistency. Tackling narrow spaces can be difficult too. With a paint spray, you no longer have to spend as much time and energy completing the painting job. Your work will be a lot easier compared to using a conventional paint brush.The only thing that would probably take you the most time is deciding which p...

Acrylic Water Based Paint Options for Students and Professional Artists

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Acrylic water-based paints are great for artists for several reasons. It is one of the most flexible paints available and has a lot of other benefits. For starters, acrylic water based paints can be used to paint on just about any surface from paper to canvas board. One feature of acrylic that some consider a con is the fact that acrylic water-based paint dries very quickly. Some artists use no more than 15% of a retarder to slow down this quick drying process. Others use a stay wet palette while they paint.Different Kinds of Acrylic Water Based Paint for Artists to Choose FromAs previously stated, acrylic water-based paint offers up a lot of flexibility including the different kinds that are available to artists, from students to professionals. Although similar in grade to the kind of acr...