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Canvas? Digital? Wool? Glass? It's all Art.

Chit-Chat Digital Art Technique

Canvas? Digital? Wool? Glass? It's all Art.

For ages there have been neverending heated discussions in art groups and now also on social media: What is considered art? When do you call yourself an artist? What is talent, what are skills? Are real artists using tools like grids or a projector to help with outlining their paintings? Is digital artwork really art?  I've just read this morning in one of the Facebook Art groups "Everybody can do digital art". My answer: Everybody can do art, period! If you create something, a creation that is coming from your heart, and your thoughts and feelings flow into it, or you...

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Painting a portrait with a limited color palette

Acrylics New Painting Technique

Painting a portrait with a limited color palette

  There comes a time when you realize you’ve been down too long. There is no turning the page, the only way out is to close the book. The inspiration behind my newest painting was the moment of realization that you've been down too long, that you have to close the book on a relationship, and showing the strength to walk away and start over. As substrate I used a 16x20" gessoed wood board, and I started with a rough sketch in bold black outlines.  When I imagined the piece in my head and began to mix the colors, I...

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How to create a Galaxy Finish with Alcohol Inks

Alcohol Inks How-To Inspiration Interior Design Technique

How to create a Galaxy Finish with Alcohol Inks

Sometimes a high-impact makeover can be so quick and easy. For example this very basic nightstand here, that I bought out of necessity for our guest bedroom. I had to find something really fast for a last-minute visitor, and I had no time to search for a special piece. The very day that I bought this nightstand in an outlet store, I was already thinking about which kind of makeover I could give it to add more personality and color. Here is the "Before" photo:    Today I finally tackled this project. As you might know, I not only paint...

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How to seal your Alcohol Ink paintings

Alcohol Inks How-To Sealing Technique

How to seal your Alcohol Ink paintings

  Creating alcohol ink paintings is addictive and it is so much fun to decorate your home with your own, unique artwork. Of course you want your art piece to stay beautiful for many years to come - which is possible, if you do it the right way.  You really don't want to have your precious alcohol ink piece change color or fade within a couple of months because you did not protect it properly. Find here a few simple steps that will make sure that you create durable artwork. But let's discuss first why alcohol inks are special and require sealing. ...

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