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“When I started PaintMyPhoto, I had no idea if anyone else would be interested in the idea. It turns out quite a few people were.” So says Roy Simmons of the website he started January 27th, 2010. There are presently 23,103 members of Paint My Photo and the number grows daily. What is. . . read more
I am an artist who has been supporting myself and my children selling my paintings online for 10 years. Over that time, I’ve sold more than 2000 paintings to patrons all over the world. But I kept running into the same problem. . . how do you ship large paintings without paying an arm. . . read more
I recently emailed Windsor and Newton regarding their use of animal ingredients within their art supplies, and they very kindly replied with the following message. (I’ve edited it slightly for space and formatting purposes.) Firstly, none of our products are tested on animals. However,. . . read more
Most of my art mediums are usually oils, watercolors, pastel, acrylic and charcoal. I’ve occasionally used markers for some of my personalization jobs, where I paint on wood, glass, etc, and I need it to stay permanent, but that’s about it. For that type of work I’ve always used the. . . read more
One of the biggest cultural phenomena of the last decade, steampunk is now firmly established within the arts scene, enjoying mainstream respect at exhibitions and festivals all over the world. Maybe you’re interested in steampunk art as a collector. . . or maybe you think you might be. . . read more
First, let me just say that I’m not really a frame guy. I’ve never really cared for framing my canvases, preferring instead to paint the edges on gallery wrapped canvas. I’ve just always felt like most frames draw too much attention to themselves. Recently though I’ve been using up a. . . read more
What is a linocut? A linocut is a type of relief print. Relief printing is when a piece of paper is “stamped” with ink from the top surface of the plate. Other types of relief prints are woodcuts and engraving. Essentially, a linocut is the same as a woodcut. . . read more
Today I've taken three brands of watercolour pencils/sticks (Derwent Aquatone, Derwent Inktense, and Neocolor II) and compared them with and without water on rough watercolour paper. . . read more
Glass mosaic art has been practiced for thousands of years, going back to Ancient Egypt, where it was initially used in palaces and tombs. The Egyptians were the first to discover the versatility of glass, later learning to. . . read more
The first comic book was born in the United States and is often said to have been officially launched by ‘Famous Funnies’ in 1934. What followed was mass production of a wide assortment of comic books that eventually led comic book historians to categorize them according to their. . . read more
Are you passionate about turning your art into a career? If so, your first stop should be the web. Here is a list of 20 websites perfect for students who are studying the visual arts: . . . read more
Swiss-made Caran d’Ache Neocolor II watercolor crayons are available in a wide variety of strong bright colors. . . 84 to be exact. This combination of vibrant color and water-soluble media produces a watercolor crayon that is appropriate for professional use - such as watercolor. . . read more is a new social network for artists that offers pretty much everything you’d expect from a community-focused website - groups, profile pages, messaging, etc - in addition to an online “store” where artists can sell their art.. . . read more
Whenever you come across still life paintings depicting things like bread, fruits and vegetables, you’re actually seeing the results of a long tradition of food in art. For instance, a glass bowl of fruit was commonly included in Roman paintings to boast of the delicacies that Roman. . . read more

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