Beautiful Paintings Created

Beautiful Paintings Created

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Spray Paint Art is the technique of creating amazing pictures by manipulating paint on posterboard. Paintings can also be performed on other mediums such as car bonnets and motorbike fuel tanks to quote two examples, but in general you’ll see artists creating masterpieces on paper.

Aerosolgrafia is the term given to this art form in Mexico where Spray Painting was first performed, back in the nineteen seventies. With it’s roots in street art, performers would make their living by producing works of art for the tourist trade and sell these direct from the pavement.

Until recently your best chance at catching a spray paint art session from an artist, would’ve been to visit a city or tourist hot spot where these artists perform. However, the internet has made the world smaller and you can now watch artists from all over the world without leaving the comfort of your living room. An added benefit is that you can learn their skills online, as they show you what to do with just a few spray paint cans and

Oil Painting Art

Oil Painting Art

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Oil painting has been around for hundreds of years. In fact, the thirteenth century has brought us some oil painting art from England. This is where they used oil paintings for decoration. However, during those early years, many of the artists liked using paints that are known as tempera, instead of using oil paints. This is because tempera would dry faster than the oil paint. During the fifteenth century, certain artists came up with the idea of taking tempera and mixing it in with the oil paint. It was not until the seventeenth century that the pure oil paint became more popular. Below, we are going to discuss this topic even more.

If you are in touch with your artistic side, then we are sure you are in this type of art. Oil painting has a tendency to slowly dry. In fact, it dries slower than any other paint out there. This is because it is made from small particles of pigments.

Some of the artists out there may find it troublesome to wait for the painting to dry, but when taking a class,

Paintings Art Guide

Paintings Art Guide

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Contemporary art paintings cover broadly the years of post World War II up to the present day. The styles of painting in contemporary movements vary widely from one to another. This article covers the major movements of contemporary art, and tries to explain how they link with each other. Some of the key contemporary art eras from the 1950s and 1960s included Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Neo-Dada, Minimalism and the New York School.

Famous artists from this era include Andy Warhol, Wassily Kandinsky, Robert Lichtenstein and Jackson Pollock. The earlier art movements of Cubism & Fauvism are believed to have been part inspiration for many of these new directions. The 1960s represented the start of modern culture, and Gallery art was a key part of it. Traditional art was now joined in the mainstream with these new contemporary styles that had gained popularity and respect across the board. Since the 1970s many additions to contemporary art have been technology based with digital, software & installation art. In parallel with technology, they continue to develop even today and go

How to Paint Art

How to Paint Art

If you are a budding artist and you want to express yourself in a creative way by painting art on canvas, there will be lots of things that you will need to consider. Creating canvas paintings is something that delivers a great deal of personal satisfaction, and at the end of the day, regardless of how the artwork turns out, you will feel very happy with yourself for having done it.

Certainly, painting is a passion that millions of people all over the world hold. Whether you are interested in painting landscapes or portraits, painting on canvas is one of the most satisfying ways of engaging in art. However, as said, before you get going you will need to consider a number of things first of all.

Of course, you will need to gather together all of the relevant materials that you need in order to get the job done. This will include the actual canvas itself, and you will need to consider exactly what sort of variety of canvas you want to use. There are many different types such as stretched canvas, canvas mats, and rolled canvas, and each one of these will lead

Find Out How To Use Oil Painting Art

Find Out How To Use Oil Painting Art

The oil painting art is a beautiful art form that can complement many different rooms. If you have recently moved then you may need to buy art to celebrate your new space, and to fill up some of the blank walls. Before you rush out to buy something you should take the time to consider where your new oil painting art is to go, and what it needs to complement. Art can be a very big investment so you need to be very sure you love it before you buy it.

Ideally your oil painting art should contrast and complement the colours you already have. If your surroundings are a bit neutral then it can be a lovely way to get a bold splash of colour into a room. Your choice of art speaks volumes about you, as it allows you to express yourself in a way that other objects cannot.

One of the best sources of information on art is the internet. Its an excellent tool for finding out how much you will have to spend to purchase a oil painting art. A lot of big galleries show the work of well established artists, so

Where To Buy Cheap Oil Painting

Where To Buy Cheap Oil Painting

Oil painting art is never cheap as painters spend a lot of time and effort on each piece to get the color, texture and concept of their artwork just right. For art lovers, however, buying every piece that strikes their eye is not possible. A single oil painting can be quite expensive ranging anywhere from $1000 to about $100,000 for high end pieces. However, you can just as easily find cheap painting art for yourself that is not quite original but just as pleasing to the eye.

Garage sales and Yard sales

It’s true, you don’t really get high end oil painting art at garage sales but you could be surprised. Homeowners may get tired of an original oil painting artwork which they have had hanging on their walls for several years and just try to sell it at cutthroat rates. Most of the stuff will be bulk pieces that have been made by amateur artists but you could happen to find beautiful one of a kind pieces and treasures.

Flea markets

Although these are somewhat similar to garage sales, you are more likely to get real good oil painting art works at

Tips For Starting Your Painting Art

Tips For Starting Your Painting Art

Your painting art journal is a powerful way to jump-start your future painting projects. Consider the following tips to get started.

1. Obtain an 8 1/2 x 11 size hard cover sketchbook. Of course, you could make your own journal, but that is for another discussion. Why keep a journal? It is important to maintain a journal to record important ideas that you receive. If not those great ideas will fly out of your mind as quickly as you receive them. Therefore, Keep your journal with you at all times.

2. Use zip lock or similar pint sized storage bags.

These bags will contain small clip files. Keep images in these bags that can be drawn on for inspiration and included in your painting. Also, keep a sharpie pen to write on the zip lock bag to record its contents.

Get a glue stick to paste some of these image ideas into your journal with notes stating the possible uses of the images. Try recording your notes with color. This will give you a good visual record of the direction that you planning to go in.

3. Write your thoughts about your painting

Considering An Oil Painting

Considering An Oil Painting

Choosing artwork for your home can be a very overwhelming task. There are many things to consider including the size, colors, type of art, and taste. Because there seem to be many pitfalls and it seems easy to purchase the wrong piece, many people avoid buying any art. Some people will buy something cheap so they don’t feel like they have wasted money on artwork that they later decide they don’t enjoy or doesn’t fit the room. However, there are many benefits to learning about art and purchasing a fine art oil painting for your home.

The first thing that should be considered is the style and color of the room where the artwork will be hung. You will want a painting that will compliment the existing colors or contrast for a bold look. A piece of work that clashes with the current decor will seem out of place. However, if you find something perfect, consider redecorating the room to fit the painting!

Oil paintings are a great way to inject color and visual interest in the home. They can also be a form of self-expression (even if it was painted by someone else). Fine

Oil Painting Art Course – Learn to Draw

Oil Painting Art Course – Learn to Draw

Are you an artist? Do you want to become an artist? Do you want to be a better artist?

Are you a botanical artist, do you aspire to be a still life painter, a painter of bar scenes, a science fiction or manga artist or a seascape painter? Some people know from birth and others find themselves in their later years (i.e. Grandma Moses in her 70’s). Some students learn on their own, or go to a four-year art school, some prefer to take an art class or art course from time to time. Others teach themselves using art textbooks, art videos or work with other artists and learn from each other.

Struggling to develop their art, some complain that they need better brushes. Some art teachers say “put a little blue here.” It’s not the brushes. Sure the light could be better where you paint or draw and it’s not the little blue that goes here. What’s missing in the art education of some is an understanding of the visual basics that underlie all good painting.

Here is a list of the basics that underlie quality drawing and painting.

1. DRAWING: Study and

Oil Painting Art Course

Oil Painting Art Course

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni’s father sent him for formal schooling, but Michelangelo preferred copying paintings in churches. He later befriended arts and studied with some of the great painter and sculptors of his time. But he thought that he could learn more by copying the masters.

In museums around the world, you can see artists creating copies paintings. In Louvre in Paris, you can see a stream of artists copying their great paintings. Copying masterpieces has been a cornerstone of traditional art education for a long time. In fact, one art course you can take at The New York Academy of Art in New York City, NY, USA consists of students walking a few blocks to The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) and copying paintings. That is the course!

I have done copies of paintings at MMA New York City of oil paintings by Theodore Gericault (French Romantic Painter, 1791-1824) and Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez (Spanish Baroque Era Painter, 1599 – 1660).

Artists at MMA who want to make copies make a request to MMA’s Education Department. The Museum allows artists to get exclusive use for a month to one room or

Art & Paintings

Art & Paintings

Paintings and art does not come cheap. Some famous artist paintings are sold for million dollars where as some for thousands and some for only hundreds. However, none of the above mentioned art is cheap. The smallest piece of art work may cost you say $300 at a time. Therefore, if you expect something more out of the piece of artwork you purchased you are not wrong.

There are several lucky art collectors, who have been collecting excellent art pieces for years. Some artists’ paintings they collected in the past are worth much more than paintings were bought for. The artist and his work became famous and the collector had all the rights to gain from it.

You too can shop for art and paintings and expect that the piece of artwork you bought will fetch you a price worth a lot more. It cannot happen only with a single art piece or a painting. Collectors are in a habit of making investment in art work after carefully examining the art work.

Examining does not mean that it should merely be attractive to eyes. Excellence of art is determined by the smoothness and finish of

Western Painting

Western Painting

Art Brut-History
Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), a French painter and sculptor, invented the word Art Brut, which means ‘Rough Art’ or ‘Raw Art.’ ‘Outsider Art’ is the English synonym for Art Brut, devised by an art critic Roger Cardinal, in 1972. Jean was an avant-garde painter, who departed from the painting world for 17 years, from 1925 to 1942. Upon Jean’s return to painting, his focus and painting style had changed into one of the simple and prehistoric images. He switched his focus towards art drawn by children, the insane, and schizophrenics.

The Details
The term Art Brut is used in a board sense. This creative Western Art form is beyond the boundaries and the rules of traditional or mainstream artistry. This art form is raw and pure. Art Brut artists have no influence of cultural complexities and art institutions. Their artwork is totally different and independent of the mainstream art form, such as drawings, paintings, sculptures, and the other outdoor creations. In effect, artists with no formal training or Naive artists create Outside Art and are categorized as a separate niche genre.

The main advantage of raw art is that it is ahead of the

Pop Art Paintings

Pop Art Paintings

The visual art movement known as Pop Art began in Britain during the middle of the 1950s. It later moved into the United States culture by the end of this same decade. Pop Art paintings are usually of characters that are popular in advertising, comic books, and anyone else who plays a large part in mass culture. Irony tends to be used extensively in Pop Art design. Even the most mundane objects can be painted or drawn in such a way that they are truly a work of art.

Sometimes the most intriguing paintings are of images that are common in everyday advertising. A prime example of this would be the painting of cans of soup that Andy Warhol made. Each of the 32 cans in the painting depicted the type of soup offered by a certain company at the time the painting was created. Andy Warhol played a large part in boosting the movement. His painting titled Eight Elvises, which is also considered Pop Art, brought 100 million dollars.

Paintings done in the Pop style varied between Britain and the United States, even though this movement was referred to as the Pop Art movement in

A Brief Overview on Painting

A Brief Overview on Painting

Painting as an art is a way of expressing emotions in a creative manner. Typically it is the practice of applying medium such as paint or color pigments to surfaces such as walls, glass, canvas and paper. Application can be done using objects such as brushes. Painting can be used as trade among artisans and construction designers. Painting occurs in numerous forms. They can be drawings or collages. Different aesthetics can be used to represent the conceptual intention of the artist. Paintings can represent stories, nature of the landscape, motile life or emotions. Painting as an art has a great deal of history and consists of four elements.

Tone and color are fundamental since they are the essence of painting. Color in itself has significant meaning behind the observable characteristics. They depict social, cultural and strangely linguistic meanings. For an artist color isn’t basically primary and derived. They deal with pigments, and the color shades bear symbolic meanings. Colors add meanings and life to the paintings thus making their perception more subjective. Colors don’t complete the painting as there are other aspects to consider.

As in creating a symphony, rhythm is imperative in painting. Rhythm

Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting

Can art be of importance without meaning? Must “good” art convey the zeitgeist of the times in which it was created? Does “depth of meaning” correlate directly to “goodness” of art?

A definition of terms here would be of value but the terms in question are so based on individual and subjective opinion that the defintions would be questioned.

Abstract painting, particularly the nonobjective painting of many artists since the 1940s is arguably devoid of meaning. In fact many artists want it that way. They prefer to see purely compositional factors, the tenets of design as the measure of their works. Does this relegate them to the level of design, not truly “high art.”

Abstract paintings can do two things. 1) They can ascend to the highest level of design, and 2) they may transcend it to “high art.” Just as Kurt Schwitters paper snips transcend the craft of hobbyists cutting paper, and Joseph Cornell’s boxes transcend the craft of cabinet makers or box designers – so can an abstract paintings transcend design.

The criteria of meaning needs some discussion in my opinion. The “meanings” that some narrow-sighted critics refer to as being

The Beauty of Body Paint Art

The Beauty of Body Paint Art

Since the beginning of time, humans have always had the desire to create art. Through this desire body painting was born, making the human body the first canvass. The history of this craft stretches so far back that historians consider it to be the earliest form of art. Compared to other types of body art like tattoos or piercing, this is impermanent. It lasts only for a few hours at most.

During the ancient times, tribes would often use this during celebrations and important ceremonies. Each color had its own corresponding meaning. Chieftains and warriors commonly had their own styles to indicate their status in the tribe. Around the 12th century, a new kind of body painting known as the Mehendi became popular. The Mehendi is an extremely old ritual that originated from Egypt. It is the art of using henna to paint the body. This type of dye usually lasts a little longer, about a 1-2 weeks before fading.  Natives of South America also had their own methods of ornamenting their bodies. They would use wet charcoal also known as huito. Like henna, huito is also semi-permanent lasting for a few weeks.

In today’s

Body Painting Art

Body Painting Art

In fact we are fond of painting our bodies since prehistoric times. In past we were used to paint our bodies with materials like natural dyes, paints and pigments. In some cases we used ash, and clay, too.

The markings that the people make on their bodies are thought to have magical powers with which one could ward off evil spirits or the tribal enemies. Such was the thinking in past. The painting of bodies was also coined with celebrating of auspicious occasions like New Year or a dance party. Same practice can still observed in the indigenous populations of the countries like New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands, and certain parts of Africa.

In India the women and men are fond of using Henna. It is a colour extracted from a plant of Henna; it is also known as Mehandi.  This type of body painting with Henna has been a fashion in India and the Middle East since many years. People paint their hands and legs and other parts of body with Henna during auspicious ceremonies like weddings. The use of henna or Mehandi has become popular in the Western countries, too, since last

Miniature Painting

Miniature Painting

Summarized briefly, miniature painting is a form of painting that is deeply rooted in many cultures and spans centuries. The Lathams are a family of American artists practicing it in today’s modern art market of galleries and exhibitions. As an artist, Rebecca Latham as well as her mother, Karen, and sister, Bonnie, strive for detail in their painting. Studying with a Flemish master, they have developed their styles for painting extreme realism. Their works, both large and small, are painted “in miniature”.

Early Beginnings

Miniature painting is a traditional style of art that is very detailed, often referred to as painting or working “in miniature”. Because of their origins as illuminations, they are also painted to have as smooth of a surface as possible. (It is also suggested that miniature art may have been influenced by the medals of ancient Rome as well) Miniature art can be traced back to ancient Egyptian manuscripts on papyrus scrolls. Monks are also often highlighted for their contributions to early miniature painting with their beautifully illuminated manuscripts such as the Celtic Book of Kells and England’s Lindisfarne Gospels (both of which measure around 9″ x 12″). Some early manuscripts

Acrylic Paint Art

Acrylic Paint Art

Acrylic paint is made from pigment mixed together with an acrylic polymer to form a relatively thick paint emulsion. Acrylic art is a plastic paint. It is a new entrant to the art scene when compared to other art paints – it was first used in the 1950s. But despite its late introduction, acrylic has certain distinct qualities that make it the preferred choice for a number of artists.

Some artists prefer acrylic art work because of the ‘oil painting’ finish that acrylic paint provides. To achieve this glossy feel, the acrylic paint used must be thick and not overly diluted with water.

But thin acrylic artwork also has its benefits – if you are looking to develop a painting that mimics water colours you can thin the paint by adding a third part water to every whole part of paint. Other than water, there are additional additives that can be added to the paint to make it thinner or thicker.

Additives can also be used to increase the paints transparency and reduce the speed of drying. The need to reduce speed is because acrylic paint dries relatively fast once applied. Depending on the thickness

Oil Painting Art Course

Oil Painting Art Course

Edgar Degas painted from photos: Degas became a painter just at the beginning of photography. He first had others shoot photos for him for his use in his paintings. Later, he became an expert photographer. Degas’ paintings show the influence of photography in the cutting off of figures. Before Degas, the whole person was inside the painting. In many of Degas’ work, the figures are cut off mid leg or their figures are cut off on the left, right and top by the edge of the painting. This cropping came from his reference photos.

Photos were a tool in his paintings, drawings and sculpture. Degas’ photographs had the look of his paintings. His paintings were based on his photographs.

Students ask me if it is proper to use photos: I have a classmate from the art school from which I graduated. He has had a very distinguished career painting all his life. He said that anything you do to help you develop a painting is a correct method.

Seven Ways to Project or Transfer Photos or Drawings onto Your Canvas: 

1. Tack them up on your easel as reference: There is a famous Norman Rockwell self-portrait