Monday, October 22, 2018

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Take a tour

Art and Frame of Sarasota

Do not let our store front deceive you....... 3 floors and 10,000 square feet of 

art supplies awaits you inside. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

NEW Hall Gallery Art Show drop-off date

We welcome all artists.  Beginners or Experienced. 
 A great way to gain experience showing your art.

Artwork Drop off:
Monday July 16, 2018 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Opening: Friday, July 20, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Awards: 7:30 pm   Light refreshments 


Friday, June 1, 2018

Choosing the right Black oil paint

Which black oil color should I paint with?
Black is the product of fire. Color in the absence of light. Black is also the color of mystery, mourning, and Johnny Cash.
Why use black in a painting?
Simply put, no other color quickly or effectively creates shades as black. However, the strong mixing strength and/or temperature of some blacks can be difficult to control in nuanced color-mixing. Just as we have different whites in our Artists Grade line of oil colors, we offer six different blacks, each with their own unique characteristics. The relative opacity or transparency, tinting strength, and color temperature of a black all influence how it will behave on our palettes and in our paintings.
For this run-down of our different blacks, we’re including both Van Dyke Brown and Payne’s Gray as their temperature biases factor importantly into the discussion.

Gamblin’s six blacks:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Art & Frame of Sarasota Presents:

Through June 2, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sarasota, Bradenton Summer Camp Flyer

Click here for The Observers Summer Camp guide for Sarasota & Manatee Counties.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Shizen Design handmade papers are in stock!

All Shizen Papers are 100% recycled made from cotton scraps from the Indian Garment industry. 
Shizen (means 'Nature' in Japanese) offers a wide range of unique and exotic Handmade Papers.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

For Alzheimer’s Patients, 
Art’s Therapeutic Effects Are Transformative 

In the 1990s, Berna Huebner was struggling to communicate with her
mother, the painter Hilda Gorenstein, who was suffering from
Alzheimer’s disease. “I asked, ‘Mom, do you want to paint?’” says
Huebner, who heads a Chicago charitable foundation. “And her eyes
opened up and she said, ‘Yes, I remember better when I paint.’”
Gorenstein, a marine artist who had once painted murals at a 1933–
1934 Chicago World’s Fair, “wasn’t able to focus at all,” remembers
Huebner. “I thought it was her hearing. I called her doctor, and without
even blinking he said, ‘Why don't you call her old school and get some
students to paint with her?’” Gorenstein subsequently began to paint
with a handful of students from the School of the Art Institute of
Chicago, her alma mater. After working with a student for several weeks
she began to paint again. “It struck a chord,” adds Huebner.
Fast forward to 1999, and Huebner founded the charitable Hilgos
Foundation to provide grants for art students to work with Alzheimer’s
patients. A decade later, a documentary, I Remember Better When I
Paint, co-directed by Huebner, shows the positive effects of art and
other creative therapies on Alzheimer’s patients. It has now screened
internationally and been broadcast on public television. “There are
more and more people working with art and Alzheimer’s,” says
Huebner. One reason is the increasing body of research supporting art’s
transformative effects on those suffering from the disease.

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