Paint Brushes are an Investment

Paint brushes are the most important painter’s tools. Buying paint brushes is not just a random decision, but one that should be made carefully. Selection of brushes is personal and is based upon needs and level of investment desired. Because a paint brush will only last as well as it is cared for, proper cleaning […]

Cutting-Edge Art — On Glass Art & Dale Chihuly

By Bronwen Roberts Art glass usually refers to the modern art glass movement in which individual artists work alone or with colleagues, creating works from molten glass in relatively small furnaces of a few hundred pounds of glass. Dale Chihuly It began in the early 1960s and showed an incremental growth through the end of […]

Reverse Glass Painting – Centuries Old Art Form

Reverse glass painting is the art of painting an image on the reverse side of a piece of glass or glass object so that the image can be viewed from the unpainted side. It has been done since early in the sixteenth century in Europe, and was known in China during the early 18th century.

French Impressionism In The Heart Of Paris

By M. Davies It’s safe to say that for many of us, when we think of the centuries of art that have served to fix Paris as the cultural capital of Europe, what comes to mind above all else, perhaps even the soaring towers of Notre Dame and the Place de la Concorde’s gold capped […]

Exploring Careers in the Arts

Perhaps you are trying to figure out what kind of career is best for you in the future, or maybe you even are looking for a career change in your life. If so, one very fun and stimulating field to consider is the arts. A career in the arts can be very exciting and there […]

The Art of Glass

Many groundbreaking discoveries came about by chance! In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming found a mould had contaminated one of his experiments. To his surprise, the mould turned out to be an antibacterial agent…and so, penicillin was born. Another remarkable creation is the multifaceted and challenging media of glass. By melting combinations of soda and sand, […]

Creative Ways To Display Artwork

Developing skills for a great art collection does not stop by knowing where to shop for what. Being an art collector also means knowing how to best display your work. Here is an interesting article dedicated to the topic on how to best show off your art pieces. Creative Ways To Display Art Work Some […]

Tips for Creating Beautiful Polymer Clay Beads

By Astrid Lee, http://www.eArtfair.com/blog – Copyright 2007 To create beautiful polymer clay beads for your fine art jewelry, there are a number of steps you should take to ensure that right from the beginning you’re able to make a rather professional, artistic product, in an economical way. Article from http://www.eArtfair.com/blog FIRST THE BASICS: TIPS FOR […]

Learn how to Draw 101

I have a friend, who has a strong sense of design and home decoration. However, when you talk to her, she would be most adamant about NOT being creative. So, one day, I’ve given her an art class, i.e. for 1/2 an hour I made her to sit still and draw from memory the million […]

How to Collect Affordable Art: online

Collecting art does not have to cost a fortune. Below is an article that again shows that the Internet can be a great resource in putting your art collection together. Art Can Be Affordable Particularly On The Web Art is a very personal thing. One person likes landscapes, others like portraits, others have different styles- […]