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Modern Art

Buying Tips For Canvas Wall Art

People buy canvas wall art for a number of reasons. Some buy paintings as investment, while other use them to decorate a home or office. Others, buy art because they simply like what they see on the canvas and want to view that same picture everyday at home.
If you …

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Fine Arts

Colour Mixing Tips for Oil and Acrylic Painters

Colour mixing is one of the most difficult aspects of learning how to paint using acrylic or oils. It is very easy to create muddy or lifeless colours which deaden a painting. The following colour mixing tips will help you create very interesting colour mixes both bold and subtle.

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Fine Arts

How To Use Color Effectively In Your Home

Ask anyone, and they will almost certainly agree that using color in your home is a good idea. Color can amongst other things alter the mood and character of your home and this is true regardless of whether it is added inside or outside the home. Because color can have …

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Fine Arts

Painting Composition Tips

A pleasing composition will have colors and shapes planned in such a way that gives a painting a sense of balance. Subconsciously the viewer picks up on a painting that is not balanced and loses interest.
Before starting a painting you need to decide on the composition, that is, where …

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Folk Art

Watercolor Painting Styles: What’s Yours?

Watercolor painting styles are unique and personal. There are as many styles as there are artists. Some paint very loosely, others “tightly” with a photographic quality to their artwork. Often artists will emulate other, more well-known painters. The paintings of Winslow Homer for example, tend to be very realistic with …

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Gallery

How Artists Can Benefit From Visual Arts Degrees

A visual art degree is a fine arts degree that trains you as a fine artist or craft artist in your chosen medium. If you have an artistic talent and are looking to advance that talent into a career, a visual arts program can help you make your dream of …

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Folk Art

Contemporary Views On The Art Of Past Centuries

We are used to the fact that extremely popular songs sooner or later become old-fashioned. Then people begin to make remixes, updating the original and giving it a new flavor to suit the new time – the same song but seen through a new perception. A similar trend can be …