Like any craft, learning how to paint with acrylics takes a little time to get the hang of and involves plenty of trial and error as you set on your way. With guidance and advice from painters who’ve been working with acrylic paints for many years, skillshare.com has put together a comprehensive 101 on the topic. Check it out here.
Jill Poyerd is a contemporary realist known for her tranquil subject matter and unique painting style. Her award-winning work can be found in private collections both nationally and internationally. She has been featured in national publications, and is a signature member of several prestigious art societies. Her perspective on how to become a professional artist is well worth the read. Click here to take a look.
The Virtual Online Museum of Art (VOMA) is the world’s first virtual museum of it’s kind. It presents exquisitely curated exhibitions featuring seminal works on loan from major institutions around the world, alongside those by our most celebrated contemporary artists.
It is a totally free, fully immersive museum that anyone, anywhere in the world can visit. VOMA is more than just another online viewing room or digitization of something that exists in the physical world. It is a gorgeous amalgamation of considered curation, visionary architecture, game design, CGI, and global community interactivity. It is a digital institution that’s capable of showcasing art in ways audiences have not had the chance to experience before. Visit it here.
Gauguin’s book-length manuscript Avant et Après (Before and After) has never been exhibited since it was written in 1903 in the artist’s hut in the Marquesas Islands and it has not even been privately shown to art historians since the 1920s. Read the full article here.
I am constantly looking for, and I am open to, ways of improving my experience of painting. I’m curious about techniques and tools that other artists use and I adopt things that I see and think I can use sometimes.
This time I am giving Velasquez Medium and Oleogel a try. I first learned about these products from Ryan Delgado, a wonderful painter whose YouTube channel is informative as well as entertaining. Check out his youTube channel for some useful instruction on oil painting and palette best practices.
I’m looking forward to getting to know these products which, by the way, are made by Natural Pigments of Willits, CA. Here’s a link to their website:
My acrylic pins arrived and they look better than I imagined they would. 1.25″ round, they have butterfly backings and will look great on any lapel, cap, t-shirt, whatever you like.