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Artist Signatures – How Do They Impact the Value of Art?

Artist Signatures – How Do They Impact the Value of Art?

August 07, 2017

Signed in pencil, signed in the plate, what does all of this mean? The way a print is signed and it’s impact on the value of the art causes a great deal of confusion.

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How to Choose the Best Paint Brushes

How to Choose the Best Paint Brushes

July 17, 2017

As the knife is essential to a chef and the compass is to an explorer, so is the paint brush to an artist. The best brushes become an extension of the artist’s hand and mind.

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How to Enjoy the Plein Air Painting Experience

How to Enjoy the Plein Air Painting Experience

July 10, 2017

Have you heard about plein air painting? It’s an art technique that has been used by famous masters like Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

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5 Art Pieces That Will Make You Feel Patriotic

5 Art Pieces That Will Make You Feel Patriotic

July 03, 2017

Looking at fine art is fun and an excellent opportunity for us to reflect on the courage, sacrifice, and triumph of the Founding Fathers of the United States this Independence Day weekend.

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7 Easy and Fun Ways to Display Art

7 Easy and Fun Ways to Display Art

June 26, 2017

Decorating your home with art can be as creative as the content in the artwork itself! You don’t have to do anything fancy to make it look good in a room, either.

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What is Underpainting?

What is Underpainting?

June 21, 2017

Underpainting, toning, imprimatura, open grisaille, closed grisaille, ebauche, color wash, dead coloring. All of these terms describe paint layers artists apply before the final visible strokes in artworks.

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5 Pieces of Art that Will Warm Your Heart and Honor Dad

5 Pieces of Art that Will Warm Your Heart and Honor Dad

June 14, 2017

Dads, stepdads, grandfathers, and father figures – they’re all important people who have guided us in our lives. They’ve helped us tie our shoes, taught us how to play sports, and showed us how to succeed in the world by thinking for ourselves.

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6 Delightful Outer Banks Places That Will Make You Want to Paint

6 Delightful Outer Banks Places That Will Make You Want to Paint

June 07, 2017

Traveling to scenic places is a popular way for artists to fuel their painting inspiration. But what if you don’t have the means to fly to France or Italy?

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What Does Memorial Day Look Like in Art?

What Does Memorial Day Look Like in Art?

May 29, 2017

Depictions of the military in artwork have been recorded by war artists in the United States since the first Revolutionary War. These special artists documented the visual aspects of war that were difficult to capture in written journals and historical accounts. 

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