Featured Blog Posts – February 2013 Archive (13)

Pastel and under painting.

I have several contradictory information on under painting with pastel. I use under pairing often in certain areas. Some artist said they never use under painting. What's the true data?

Added by Ugo Paradiso on February 25, 2013 at 1:11pm — 6 Comments

Oils 3rd time around

Nothing too special here, just working with oils for the 3rd time in my life. I really want to get super bright colors but have not figured out my errors. Anyhow, I am giving this to my friend as a house warming gift. I did not have anything in mind when I painted this so you can pretty much use your imagination as…


Added by Janie Giltner on February 22, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Art Studio

Hello, I need some art studio ideas. I paint downstairs then haul it upstairs to dry. I have an upstairs room that has carpet and my husband says it isn't coming out, so I need to cover a section of it for my studio corner, so I won't get paint on the floor, I am open to any ideas, thanks.

Added by Tammy on February 17, 2013 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments




I belong to that generation of artists who approach art religiously. There are self imposed laksmana-rekhas beyond which one may not tread— not for me that half baked…


Added by Murali Sivaramakrishnan on February 13, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Hi, This is me


My name is Veronica but I prefer to be called Vicky. I am mum to two girls (both grown now). I have been disabled since 2003 with Osteoarthritis & Osteoporosis. In 2011 I was also told I have Ms (like I need something else). I am also Asthmatic so I guess it's the junk yard for me lol.

On a lighter note I have been making greeting cards for 10 years and I have been Art Journalling for about 3 years. I hope to post some of my work soon. 

Added by Veronica Reynolds on February 13, 2013 at 10:16am — 2 Comments

Need Help: Title for a Shop/Brand/Signature/Profile featuring hand-made items

Need some Help - Feedback is much Appreciated!

Ok... so am working on my social media and think it is best to differentiate between my Art (visual arts) and handmade arts/crafts.

So I need a name for the brand/profile/shop.

Which one would you prefer? Which is easier to remember?

1. Cheeky Elf

2. Bubbly Elf

3. Whimsy-Elf

4. Artsy-Elf

5. Crafty-Elf

6. Elfy-Ton



Added by Anton Abela on February 12, 2013 at 4:30am — 11 Comments


We have a one bedroom condo in San Jose del Cabo, so I had to be creative when it comes to space for painting. I set up a corner of our deck with my easels and a couple of small tables. It is perfect that I can just leave it set up and can come and work whenever the urge hits me.…


Added by Joyce Findlay on February 10, 2013 at 2:30pm — 18 Comments


Just to let ya’ll know there is so much you can do for Cajun Swamp people or the Madri Gras  Dotee Doll it’s driving me mad…. Yes but I love it. For the Swamp people I’ve picked out and tried out at least 4 things sha. For the doll my biggest troubles is hair yea hair. Mae I don’t know what to do. I have dat other stuff ready and waiting to be put together but hair, mae no not none. My Queen, she would sure like some. God is good sha my friend Michael Ann will be here next week and this lady…


Added by Darlene R. Businelle on February 10, 2013 at 2:29pm — No Comments

storage problem

I m sure this is a common problem with everyone living in small areas. I don't know where to keep my old canvases. I generally buy mounted canvas so I don't have to frame the work till I absolutely must. But since I m still in the process of learning, I have a lot which I can't use again; a lot of silly work on mounted canvas. I just don't know where to keep these. I mean I just can't chuck them in the public waste bin. The kitchen cabinet I use for my art supplies is full and the top of my…


Added by baljeet kaur on February 8, 2013 at 10:09pm — 9 Comments

My painting lessons

Well I have been to two lessons and the first one was properly drawing houses with the correct perspective etc. It helped to draw the roof and the proper dimensions. The second was painting in monochrome to correctly get perspective. He also showed me that it is best to gesso the canvas in color instead of just white. Such as sienna to warm up colors like the water and sky for beach scenes. I always did white only and what a difference this makes in a painting. Then he sketches the painting…


Added by Sylvia on February 7, 2013 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Entered my first art show

So, on Saturday I entered my first art show.  I joined a great organization in Atlanta, where I live.  They have a monthly show with a theme.  This one was "A Dash of Red".  I volunteered to help accept submissions and accept payment.  It was a lot of fun meeting people and seeing all the talent that walked in the door.  

I honestly didn't expect to get selected to show, and I did not get selected.  That's okay.  I had one very nice, validating moment.  While talking with some…


Added by Adrienne Zinn on February 5, 2013 at 2:44pm — 6 Comments

My First exhibition

My round canvases finally got their due :) when three of my abstracts got accepted for annual show of a govt. art akademy here. Needless to say i was really happy..till i saw what I was against. Some really good work was on the walls there; works that made my knees weak. I could never be that good or creative, I realized and another thing that I realized was that there was no place for whimsy paintings in my city. India is that way still quite orthodox in art. but anyway, i was happy that i…


Added by baljeet kaur on February 4, 2013 at 7:15am — 4 Comments

Ready, Set, Go! Ooops, wait!

I'm all varnished, wired and ready to hang. OK, not me, but six new paintings: the beginning of the Passions: Red & Black series. They will be installed in my friend's gallery restaurant later today.

Liz Letourneau, I followed your example and varnished most of them by pouring the varnish on the painting and dispersing it with my hands. Awesome trick, girl! The things you learn on TAC! It's too cold here right now to open doors while spraying varnish, so I had to…


Added by Ev McTaggart on February 3, 2013 at 1:38pm — 8 Comments


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