Foam & Styrofoam Paint Techniques

Styrofoam and Builder’s foam is used in a variety of applications from model airplanes to planetary models for a classroom project. The ability to carve and sculpt foam into different shapes makes it a quality, affordable material in art projects. …
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Working with Stained Glass Art Paints

Stained glass artwork has been around since the Middle Ages. The process started with people staining the windows of churches and cathedrals. At that time, only bright colors were available. Their paint options included cobalt blue, silver yellow and copper …
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How to Paint a Portrait

Capturing the essence and spirit of a living subject requires attention to detail, the ability for creative extrapolation, and the talent to register the nuances of expression and creases of time and living. Portraits are often considered the pinnacle of …
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Teach your Kids how to Paint

As school districts attempt to absorb massive budget cuts, they are cutting a lot of important programs. Typically, one of the first areas to be cut is art. This is unfortunate, as art education is essential to a child’s development. …
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How To Create Abstract Paintings

A successful abstract painting does not just happen. It takes work, revision and basic knowledge of drawing concepts. Picasso was a classically trained artist before he made the break to non-representational art. Because he knew the rules of perspective, balance, …
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Painting Silhouettes

A silhouette demands that you see in two dimensions. There is no local color or lines of characterization to express the shape, and the viewer must rely on the artist’s talent to convey the form convincingly. Studying silhouette drawing and …
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Paint with your Moods

A work of art can be a window to the soul of an artist. Alternatively, it can be a painting to make a statement or to make a dollar. Painting with your moods is a good way to explore the …
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Working with Gouache Paints

Gouache is different from all other kinds of paints due to the fact that the colors have a somewhat opaque appearance; it is opaque and uses gum Arabic to attain its binding properties. The opaque appearance of the paint can …
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Working with Egg Tempera Paints

Are you familiar with the term egg tempera? Surprisingly enough this technique is not widely known, however it is making a comeback when artists realize the fantastic techniques that are available with this form of paint. The other surprising fact …
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The Best Oil Paints on the Market

Although oil paint has remained the premiere painting medium and the basic color formulations remain constant, the technology is vastly improved and quality controlled. The artist no longer concerns himself with grinding pigment, blending oils and minerals. Today an artist …
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