Composing a collage from found items and things found in nature. A good project to do with kids or grandchildren.
Color and Beyond
Using color to it's best advantage is often a daunting task. This is a book that will help you learn everything you wanted to learn about color but were afraid to ask!
Creating a Dream Board for Your Art
Create a dream board to help you visualize and realize your artist goals.
Creating Artist's Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards are wildly popular. Although they are intended to be traded as the name would indicate, many painters sell them. Whatever your goal in creating them, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Drawing: Perspective, Shading & Shadows
Use of good perspective, shading and shadows can make or break any work of art. Mary Gibilisco has produced a superior learning experience for anyone who wants to learn "everything you ever wanted to know about perspective, shading and shadows".
Food For Painters
Relieve some of the stress of the holiday season and give yourself more time to paint by using some quick, easy painter's recipes that use very few, everyday ingredients and get you out of the kitchen fast!
Get the Most Out of Your Online Art Class
Online art classes are exploding in popularity. What could possibly be better than art in your pajamas and in your own house? Use these offerings to your best advantage by following these key tips.
Getting Started with Gel Meduims
Explore the big wide world of gel mediums for your acrylic paints.
How to Get Started on a Blank Canvas
Tips and ideas to help you move past the blank canvas, pick-up your paintbrush, and flex your creative muscles.
I Can See Clearly Now - Shapes
To make your artwork easier, you can begin to "see" the people, places and things around you in a different way. This article will get you started.
Inspiration For Spring Paintings
Finding inspiration for your next painting can be as easy as taking a nice walk on the next beautiful spring day. You will find ideas galore in this article!
Kid's Artwork For Father's Day
An art project for Dad or Grandpa for Father's Day could be something you and your child can create together. Best of all, it's FREE and Dad will enjoy it over and over for months!
Learning to Draw on the Right Side of the Brain
Perhaps you thought you could not learn to draw or you could stand to increase your drawing skills or just make the whole process easier. This book can and will do all of the above by following the simple exercises it shows.
Lettering on Walls
The newest rage is to use quotes and cute sayings to add to the decor of about any spot in your home. We will help you figure out all the basics and make a statement that reflects yourself and your family.
Letters and Fonts and Capitals, OH MY!
Lettering your signs or other artwork the easy way is described in this article meant for all artists at some time or another.
Monochromatic - One Color At Time!
Working with just one color is not only an interesting exercise, but can sharpen your painting skills.
Painted Hand Made Cards for Unique Gifts
You can easily and economically make handmade greeting cards for beautiful gifts for your friends and family. A "Help for Haiti" tip is included at the end, too.
Painting Furniture in Shabby Chic
Lets work on some old (did someone say "vintage"?)furniture and make it an accent or conversation piece.
Five items I cannot live without when painting.
How to get started painting when you think you can't!
The Care and Feeding of Brushes for Oil Painting
Taking good care of your brushes can make a big difference in your work and your budget!
Traveling Art Kit
Take a traveling art kit with you wherever you go and you will never worry about being unprepared. Here are a few things that you might consider.
Versatile Chalkboard Fun For Kids And Adults
Kids always want to write on the walls. Well, fix them up with a chalkboard and /or magnetic board and they can have all kinds of fun without ruining your living room walls! This article will help you do a custom job for a do-it-yourself price.
When White Isn't White
Painting a landscape or still life with snow or white flowers can be a challenge. This article discusses how to give depth and shading to your work when "painting the town white"!
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