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Paint And Draw – For Beginners

So you have decided that you want to paint and draw. Maybe you are the sort of person that really enjoyed art at school though you discovered you were not one of the few that it came to naturally. Are someone who is retired and has had a set of watercolors sitting on top of your desk or on a shelf for years. Maybe you are someone who aspires to have a go at some kind drawing and painting however you have no real idea in your mind of where or how to begin, and maybe you have had a bad experience with your art back in school and you think there is no hope now! A lot people think…

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Interesting! Color Theory: Painting Colors With Goethe

Knowledge on mixing colors and using contrast is commonly spread. But there are other color effects, that can’t be explained by most color theory and color wheel info. Even when I didn’t use color yet, I noticed that a white painted on black gets a different look than a black painted on white. When you paint a semi-transparant white over black, it gets a cold, bluish tone. And when you paint a semi-transparent black over white, it gets a warm, brownish tone. Years later I found, that this phenomenon can be explained by Goethes theory of color. Goethe doesn’t juggle with wavelengths, atoms or breaking indexes – instead  he consciously uses only his own perception. He found that for color…

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New! Find a Portrait Artist on the Internet

Find a portrait artist on the internet Portrait paintings are art forms which every art lover wants to own. But every artist cannot create portraits with the perfect look. Therefore, many a times, people are not satisfied with their portraits, when completed. To get the best portrait made, it is very important that you first find a portrait artist who can create your portrait in the best possible way. There are some artists who specialize in creating portrait paintings. No matter, whether you want live portraits or photo portraits, the portrait artists can create the best portraits for you. The portraits created by these artists contain elements which give them a real look and make them look different from the…

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Weekend Project – Creating a Colorful Canvas Painting

Our need to express ourselves is as old as man’s history. From the earliest known cave paintings to the most modern abstract canvas paintings of a growing number of expressionist painters, the fascination for this particular art form has proven how much we crave the opportunity to find a creative outlet. While most of us are not professional artists, we can still indulge in this activity and have fun while doing it. It may seem that you have to master a number of bewildering concepts in order to create a painting, but in truth, what you really need is just the right kind of supplies, patience, and of course, inspiration. If you have got no major activity penciled in for…

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The Best Tips to Frame an Oil Painting

Oil paintings framing can be really expensive if there are framed by professionals which can really add up to your cost of your purchase.  Professional framers have great experience in choosing the right frames that match the exact architectural piece and the framing process can be a time consuming task and not everyone would be willing to spend money on this task. However framing the oil painting is an important task but there is no requirement that you need to pour loads of money on this tedious task.  You can frame your art painting by yourself with a frame for a cost effective result that will give you satisfactorily results as well. This article will help you in crafting an…

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The art of beautiful writing

Calligraphic writing is uniform in style and has proportionately constructed letters and accurately spaced letters and words. The name derives from the Greek kailos meaning beauty, and graphein to write.Fine penmanship has been distinguished from functional writing since ancient times. In ancient Greece professional scribes copied important civil, literary, and religious texts in elegant scripts. In many Oriental countries, particularly China and Japan, calligraphy is regarded as the greatest of the visual arts and considered an art form that is superior to painting.In Europe during the 4th and 5th centuries books were written in square capitals (‘majuscules’) derived from classical Roman inscriptions (Trajan’s Column in Rome is the outstanding example). The rustic capitals of the same period were written more…

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The Big Question: Does Art Sell On The Internet?

If you are interested at all in art and photography, you will no doubt have noticed the huge number of impressive looking online galleries all over the internet. Judging by the numbers of signed up artists and photographers they seem extremely popular. But do these online galleries actually sell the work they display? Well yes, quite often. It is a fact that many artists do very well selling art and photography on the internet. However, as with any offline gallery, showing work simply provides the opportunity to be seen by a larger audience thereby increasing chances of making sales. That said, the internet is a gateway to a worldwide audience and by joining an online gallery an artist has the…

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New! How To Make Art School Work For You

When I was in school I had a graphic design professor – a very smart individual who graduated from Yale and whose expertise was fonts. I spent two hours a day for an entire semester building fonts with a pencil and a clipboard. As the professor did not know how to use a computer, he did not require any of his students to either. This class was boring, but what was worse is that it was completely useless. Rarely is a real company going to pay for a font. They are going to pay for business cards, logos, web sites, CDROMs and commercials but not a font. Many professors at prestigious schools with good reputations are relics of a past…

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Important! Launching Your Oil Painting Career

Oil painting is the ideal medium for the novice. It is an excellent way to study, because changes and corrections are easily made. Unwanted passages of color can be scraped off the canvas any number of times without injury to the surface. One color can be painted over another, drawing and proportions can be corrected, and all the nuances of light and shadow can be studied experimentally. The painting can be put aside at any time, to be picked up and continued at a later date. Some beginners choose oil without considering other media because of a reverence for the “genuine oil painting.” When they take up painting as a hobby they want to produce “pictures that show the actual…

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Art Deco Rockefeller Center in New York

No visit to New York would be complete without a visit to Rockefeller Center. Located in midtown Manhattan at 50th Street, the complex spans 5th and 7th Avenues, is easily accessible from anywhere in the city and contains many more sights than the average New Yorker is aware! Rockefeller Center is synonymous with the notorious industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller who became America’s first billionaire. Built largely after the stock market crash of 1929, the project was the largest private building project ever undertaken during modern times and was finished in the art deco style of the times. Making up Rockefeller Center are Radio City Music Hall, The GE Building and many works of art. Radio City is of…

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