The Art of Varnishing Your Paintings

Posted on April 15, 2016 By

How you protect your paintings is just as important as how you prepare your painting surface, the quality of your paint, and what you mix with your paints while applying them. All of these tasks add up to not only how your final painting will look, but how it can be cleaned in the future—even…


Unusual Techniques to Try With Paint

Posted on April 15, 2016 By

Paint is an inexpensive way to add color and personality to your walls. Some techniques can create a striking appearance or a visual illusion. Ragging When you want a finished effect that involves a variation of colors, ragging can be an effective technique to try. This process is also inexpensive; all you will need is…


Do not Use Water to Thin Your Acrylics

Posted on March 15, 2016 By

If you’re using water to thin your acrylics while creating that masterpiece, it could flake off your canvas before it reaches thousands of dollars in value. In fact, if you happen to be in your 30’s, it could begin to flake off before you reach 50! If you’re wondering why you shouldn’t use water to…


10 Tips Every Face Painter Should Follow

Posted on March 15, 2016 By

In every industry, hygiene is an essential factor that must be considered. For instance, in every restaurant, waiters are asked to wash their hands at every opportunity they get. Beauticians are asked to clean their brushes for each client and most change the needles. There are certain rules as to what must be followed regarding…


How To Use Contemporary Art Paintings As Decor

Posted on March 15, 2016 By

We live in an age where we create art for arts’ sake. The point of art is to appeal to our senses and bring beauty into our lives. Art is on canvas the picture what we see around us, it is also an expression of who we are. We need not create art to express…


A Comprehensive Guide To Buying Your First Contemporary Paintings

Posted on March 15, 2016 By

While we push the youth of today towards high paying corporate jobs, and degrees that have good prospects, we cannot deny the importance of art in our lives. Whether it is in the office, at home, or even on the streets, we always stop to admire good art and the aesthetics of a place. Art…


Watercolor Vs. Gouache

Posted on February 15, 2016 By

One of the questions people coming into our store ask frequently is “What is the difference between watercolor and gouache?” They assume that since both are water soluble, watercolor and gouache are the same. Some think that maybe gouache is just another fancy name for acrylics since they, too, are water soluble. But not so….


How Original Art Can Transform Your Space

Posted on February 15, 2016 By

Throughout human history, art has provided a way for people to express themselves and their ideas, and it has equally provided a focal point for the imagination of onlookers and has fostered an appreciation of beauty in all its forms. For many people now a days, art in the home is a luxury that we…


Choosing Artwork for Your Home

Posted on February 15, 2016 By

THE NARRATIVE First look for the narrative, simply describe what you see. Who or what is depicted, what’s going on? If you see people and things, the painting is figurative; if you see lines and splashes – go for non-figurative. The name of the painting might come in handy, especially when it comes to Dali….


Classic Tips for Drawing Inspiration

Posted on February 15, 2016 By

Inspiration is everywhere. It does not matter what kind of artist you are, from a painter to a writer, inspiration can be found anywhere. Some find it in nature; some find it deep in the cities; some have the purpose of creating detailed figurative drawings; while some tend to care more about the process of…