Rene Magritte’s Son of Man

The Son of Man is amongst the most recognisable Surrealist oil paintings and was created by Rene Magritte in the 1960s, shortly before his death. This article discusses The Son of Man painting in full and also touches on the rest of Magritte’s career which featured other notable art works. Son of Man features a suited man with an apple hovering in front of his face.

Hostilis Root Bark Natural Pigments

Mimosa hostilis, also known as mimosa tenuiflora for those who are scientifically inclined, is an evergreen shrub that is native to the areas between southern Mexico along the coast of Chiapas down to the north-eastern regions of Brazil near Rio Grande de Norte and Pernambuco. For millennia the natives of Central and South America have used mimosa hostilis root bark to treat a wide variety of medical symptoms ranging from skin lesions to infections, since the powdered bark contains a high amount of tannins that keep the skin from bleeding and thus bind the wound and protect it against future…

Wine Painting – Painting WITH Wine or Paintings OF Wine?

Search for “wine painting” on the internet, and the results are largely paintings of wine, bottles, or vineyards. Many reflect the style of paintings that hang in wine cellars or on the walls of the Olive Garden. Very few are actually paintings made with wine. Not only are few people exploring this art form but those who are seem hardly able to distinguish the theme from the subject matter. In short, it’s apparently hard to describe the semantics of painting WITH wine versus paintings OF wine. This raises the obvious question: Is there a difference between the two styles, and is that difference even worth exploring?

How to Paint Leaves

Flowers and leaves have been liked by many artists, and they form a major part of nature drawing. Inspiration for these paintings can be easily got from pictures and photographs of flowers and landscape scenes, and from nature itself. Though a flower painting is mostly admired by all and has universal appeal, leaves also form an important part of any painting. This article will guide you how to achieve the best results for painting leaves.

Some Tips On Choosing Painting Equipment

DIY projects can be a lot of fun, as well as help keep down the cost of household improvements. There is no reason to hire a professional painting company when you can do the job yourself. New technology continues to improve the quality of tools and result in better quality. Let’s take a look at some of the features to look for when finding the right equipment.

A Guide to Revamping Old Shoes

Many of us have old shoes which we no longer wear. But did you know that you can customize them for under 20GBP and get them looking as good as new? Be the envy of all your friends with your one of a kind footwear, read this step by step tutorial to find out how!

Composition Tips, Are Your Focal Points Clearly Defined?

Tips for creating a strong composition in your painting. A well thought out composition is the foundation of any successful painting whether it is realistic or abstract. Read about some of the tips to creating the strong foundation for your painting.

Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is a relatively new art material, having only become commercially available in the 1950’s following Dr. Otto Rohm’s development of acrylic resin, which formed the basis for the paint. Despite being only used at first as a house paint for interior decorating, acrylic paint was very soon adapted to become water-soluble and started becoming widely used by artists.

En Plein Air Defined, An Explanation of Plein Air and Alla Prima Painting

A definition of plein air painting (painting outdoors) and alla prima painting for the oil painter. A brief history, description and how the camera plays into the use of painting realistic and impressionist paintings.

Nude Sketching: A Beginner’s Account

I am a beginner in nude sketching. This is my daunting account of my first experience in this art form.

New Trend for Visual Artists: Digital Image Downloads

Due to the decline of the present economy, today’s artists need to be resourceful in ways to maintain an income from their talents. Like the rest of the United States, they are finding a decline in sales due to the high cost of everything, supplies, printing services and shipping. One way to keep costs down is like always, to cut out the middle man.

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