Creative Musings

On Art

Show Me How It’s Done!

Teaching someone how to paint, and to do it right, is never easy. I always find that people want to do it their way, irrespective of whether it is right or wrong. Mistakes can sometimes be costly and ruin what could have been a great piece of artwork. But, for those of you who want to know how it’s done, …

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Limited Edition Prints

I Want One Of Those There is, unfortunately, only one original when it comes to buying an artwork that you would love to own. Whatever the circumstances, buying a print may be the best affordable way to start your own collection. It could also be that you would like the painting to be larger, or smaller, to hang where you …

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Why Choose Acrylic?

Acrylic paints have been around for as long as I can remember, and that’s a long time, trust me. I love them. For a start, they don’t smell, unlike oil paint that needs an assortment of other noxious chemicals to make them work. Plus they do not take days to dry. You can use acrylics like watercolor paints, a thin …

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The Wonderful World of Art

Art is the ability to speak using pictures. The Ancient Egyptians did just that although they weren’t the first to use art to record the world around them. They were, however, the first to master the technique to communicate with others. The Rosetta Stone opened up a pathway so that others could translate these pictures into meaningful sounds and then …

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Art, more than painting

Lets face it, if you don’t have that certain spark within you, that driving force that made you pick up that pencil, then you are basically wasting your energy, time and money. As for this so called “spark?” Trust me, you will know when it is there. If I was not in a particular mood to paint, then I didn’t. …

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Hidden Brush Strokes

The brain, in conjunction with the eye, is a wonderful tool. For instance, you can actually draw, or paint, an object or a person that is either irregular or has part of their anatomy missing and the eye will automatically correct the image for you. It will basically fill in the blanks for you. There are, however, exceptions to this …

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