Storing Wet Oil Paintings

Don’t you just love working with oil paints? You can spend time messing around with a complex detail without worrying that it will dry mid-brush stroke. You can leave your painting, come back at another time and still have the …
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Fun With Rock Crayons

It seems like crayons have always been the same. Thin sticks of colored wax, covered with paper that quickly lose their point and more than likely break when put under too much pressure. Well, here’s a new twist on an …
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The Secret To An Organized Palette

I know what you’re thinking. Art is a spontaneous thing. You don’t need organization for painting. You don’t want to curb the flow of your creative genius with constraints of organization and tight methodology. I get it. Intuitive Mixing Setting …
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The Trick To Painting Trees

Unfortunately, there’s not just one trick for painting convincing trees. There are lots of things to keep in mind when you’re creating a tree, whether you’re using oil, acrylics, watercolor or any other medium. Let’s take a look at some …
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Learning Colors With Pantone

Kids love art and color, and it’s never too early to introduce your child to games that help them develop an understanding of colors, shades and tones. There are loads of ways to start explaining colors and their names, and …
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Fun With Fan Brushes

I’ve recently started playing with a new brush. Artists tend to get pretty persnickety about the brushes they use and are always on the lookout for new offerings. Even though I’ve been painting for a long time, I’ve always stayed …
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Scratch Art For Kids

Spring showers are all too common in some areas, and although kids are ready for outdoor activities, sometimes the weather just doesn’t cooperate. If you’re looking for a fun, new way to keep your little ones busy on a rainy …
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Painted Jewelry Box Kit

A great keepsake gift your child can create for that special grandmother, aunt or cousin is a painted and decorated jewelry box. These boxes are available in loads of styles and designs, and they’re perfect for creating jewelry, keepsake and …
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My New Love Affair With Color

I’ve recently treated myself to some new watercolors. Since my painting explorations have spanned a number of decades and may swing from one medium to the next over the course of years, I own many paints that are older than …
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10 Minute Watercolor Painting

If you’re busy with family, job, social obligations and all the other stuff life seems to throw at you,there’s probably little time to devote to painting. There always seems to be a valid and rational reason why you just don’t …
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