Miles of wild open beaches, salty winds, and sea oats, rustic cottages from days gone by. There’s a certain charm unmistakable to the Outer Banks days of yesteryear that both year-round locals and visitors savor.
In our world where technologies like smartphones and social media have bridged connections with so many cultures, there is still one language that remains a mystery – the language of flowers. Since ancient Greek, Roman, and Asian times, people have naturally drawn their interest to these earthly beauties as the gift of choice to one other for many occasions.
Since the beginning of recorded history, gold has been a valued and sought after metal that has been used for coins, jewelry and other artistic designs. It is a very soft metal, so to make it suitable for jewelry it is often mixed with silver, nickel, zinc and copper to make it harder.
It is always an honor and a challenge to be asked to judge a show. There are many excellent paintings in this year's show. It can take as long to create a miniature as it does to create a large painting and I spent happy hours studying the tiny works of art.
If you’ve ever come to the Outer Banks in North Carolina before, you have probably seen quite a bit of local wildlife! With plenty of national parks and pristine beaches to go around, it’s no surprise that this special place is teeming with hundreds of wildlife species.
The majority of the world's masterpieces of art have been created with oil paints. Basically, oils are pigments that are bound into a "drying oil" which is an oil that hardens when exposed to air. The most common oil used is linseed oil. Here are a few facts about oil paints.
Over the years there has been a number of myths concerning how to clean your oil painting. You can only imagine my surprise to see that these myths have survived and are now appearing on websites as being legitimate ways to clean your art.