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Why Adding Words to Paintings is the Ultimate Inspirational Tool

Why Adding Words to Paintings is the Ultimate Inspirational Tool

Hearing Your Inner Voice: Words in Art Sometimes, all it takes is a single word, like “determination,” to spark our creative fire. Other times, motivational quotes, such as the one above, seem to ignite an unceasing flame in us to achieve our goals. We all have them: words, phrases and sayings that inspire, motivate and drive us to be better people and artists. And, we most likely all have a favorite artwork that equally fuels ... Read More »

“Ask any girl what she’d rather be than beautiful, and she’ll say more beautiful”

“Ask any girl what she’d rather be than beautiful, and she’ll say more beautiful”

Born on this day in 1916 actress and comedienne (and owner of a killer pair of gams!) Martha Raye.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZV-Vu-40M0 Born on this day in 1866 heldentenor Erik Schmedes. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbtMjpDbris Born on this day in 1920 bass Alexander Pavlovich Ognivtsev. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=4N_WXDfp6ME Happy 84th birthday soprano Nicoletta Panni. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmEaay2O1X0 Happy 68th birthday mezzo-soprano Ann Murray. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkt64kycWS0 Happy 58th birthday conductor Sian Edwards. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm7xHXqWtkA Source: Music-2 Read More »

“Fear, after all, is our real enemy”

“Fear, after all, is our real enemy”

Born on this day in 1904 novelist Christopher Isherwood.  //www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2bqujq1Qxs Born on this day in 1913 tenor Gino Sinimberghi. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRAqM8XfdIM Born on this day in 1915 soprano Gré Brouwenstijn. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O7Evb8NSc Born on this day in 1923 conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht12m2Uua6o Happy 78th birthday mezzo-soprano Gwendolyn Killebrew. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIVxw5xBa1g Also Happy 78th birthday conductor Nicholas Braithwaite. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=my0Pc7PCGTU Source: Music-2 Read More »

How To Show Your Work at Art Fairs Like a Pro

How To Show Your Work at Art Fairs Like a Pro

Fair Well at Art Fairs Photo courtesy of Getty Images. The information featured in this article first appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Acrylic Artist.   Outdoor #art fairs are an ideal way to get your work in front of a new audience, meet with other artists and sell your creations. Never participated in an art fair before? Have some questions? We’ve got you covered. Here are some pointers and tricks of the trade to help make your ... Read More »

The Fine Art of Relationships

The Fine Art of Relationships

12 Relationship Rules Every Artist Should Know (And Follow) Building and maintaining strong relationships in life is complicated enough. However, establishing strong bonds in the arts can be just as if not more complex. You may be friendly with a fellow artist but simultaneously be a little more than envious of his or her skills. Or, you may dislike a gallery owner or collector but decide that the connection is too valuable to abandon. Perhaps ... Read More »

Art Machines: Specific Gravity

When you get the opportunity to go behind the scenes with paint-makers and manufacturers–you take it! Explore Winsor & Newton’s “#Art Machines,” which pull back the curtain to reveal the company’s unique investment in craftsmanship, research and development of premium paints. Weighing Up the Benefits How do you know that your paint has the right balance of raw materials? From pigment to water to emulsion, the composition of the Winsor & Newton Professional Acrylic range ... Read More »

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