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How To Make A Beautiful Candy Paint Job

Close your eyes and imagine a radiant candy orange sports car glimmering at a car show. Now picture yourself in a gallery and you open your eyes to see the most beautiful sunset painting with a silhouette of palm trees in the background. Today I’m going to tell you how you can make a beautiful candy paint job.

The Right Resources For Writers And Artists

Now that you have your artist supplies and you’ve prepared your space, you’ll need resources, there’s inspirational resources and then there’s exercising resources. What books have you read that are on your top ten leaving you in awe and saying “I want to be a writer.” What artists make your jaw drop? Find these books and keep them nearby. These references for writers and artists are there when you need some encouragement, some ideas, to be in awe of art or inspiring prose.

The Artist Supplies Needed To Get Started

To get started, you have to create room for you to even be an artist or a writer. You need a studio or a room, half of the laundry room, a table, a corner in your bedroom- somewhere that is designated “arting” space where everyone knows it is used to create art and/or writing. Ideally, it is a space where you feel comfortable in and won’t be disturbed. This is where you will be creating, where you will be keeping your ideas. It is the breeding zone of creativity so make it inviting, get excited when you enter into it.

How To Become A Writer or Artist

The key to becoming a writer, an artist, or a painter comes from the fact that what you spend your time doing, focusing on, and choosing to act like is what you become. If you want to be an artist, you have to dive in, fearless, get as much of it as you can, talk to artists, make art, visit galleries, gain knowledge- live in the art world.

My Thoughts on Portraiture and Portrait Paintings

Portraiture has been around for many centuries. Portrait is the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear “art”. However, when a young family feels the need to get it, they turn to a regular photo studios around the corner.

The ‘Salvator Mundi’ – Has Playful Leonardo Left Us a Clue?

We humans are suckers for babies – of any kind. No matter how fearsome a species they will develop into as adults – Polar bear or Grizzly, Leopard or Lion – they beguile us by their cute curiosity as babies…

How To Be Safe And Secure When You Buy Art

No matter if you are an experienced art buyer or a novice who is interested in getting into art collecting, there are some basic rules of thumb to follow when you buy art. It is possible to buy art online as well as from traditional galleries all over the world, so it can be a daunting task to find the art you want to buy, and then to make sure it is what you want. One of the most important things you can do before you buy art is to verify everything you can. There is often a lot of information that goes along with the description for a piece of art, but how can you know that any of it is true? One of the ways to do this is to ask the artist or seller directly, but as they are likely the one who write the description to begin with, how can you trust what they say? If possible, use an independent source or expert of your choice to verify any information regarding a piece of art for sale. Also, be cautious about accepting an offer of a free appraisal before or after you buy art from anyone.

Mona Lisa – Leonardo’s Greatest Love of All?

The most famous painting in the world is, supposedly, a portrait of Lisa Giaconda, wife of a cloth merchant, completed over a four-year period by Leonardo Da Vinci. He was handsome and intellectually gifted beyond measure but so reclusive that…

Inventor of the Colour Wheel – Found at Last?

Who invented the wheel? Most people would agree that we’ll never be able to name that long-ago genius. However, the inventor of another Wheel – on which painters rely – can now be named. Perhaps…

The Art of Reproduction

The difficulty in today’s world of reproducing great works of art by the masters such as Gustav Klimt, Van Gogh and Claude Monet with the troubles of mimicking brush strokes to technique and materials. In modern times, the internet has allowed the issue of artistic reproductions to be taken one step further.

Figurative Expression – Painting and Sculpture by Antoni Miro

It is certainly a considerable privilege to have the opportunity to visit the house and studio of an accomplished artist with an international reputation. When the visit is to Antoni Miro’s finca, in Ibi, near Alicante, Spain, then the experience is substantially more than mere privilege: it is nothing less than enlightening delight. Antoni Miro’s work is extensive and challenging, but it is also direct and immediately communicative.

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