Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Inspirational Artist


Artists are drawn to their craft for many reasons. For Dallas-based artist Desmond Blair, a life in art today can be traced back to the need to solve a challenging problem early in life.
“It literally came out of us trying to solve a problem, me being able to write so I could start school,” he said.
Blair was born without hands, but found he had two other important things – a family determined not to let him find excuses but solutions, and a personal drive to overcome any challenge.
Blair inspires every time he puts brush to canvas, reminding himself and anyone that anything is possible.
“I’ve always seen my art as a way to encourage people to challenge themselves, and not just people with limb differences, but I feel like that was my challenge for myself,” he said. “I see each piece that I do is a challenge, so I learn something new from each painting I do and when I meet people if they see my art, my hope is that encourages them to get out and try something they may not be comfortable with.”
Difference is the term he chooses over disability because he believes no matter the circumstance, people have a choice.
“I’ve never thought of myself as being disabled because to me disability is always a choice,” Blair said. “The moment you quit or decide you can’t do something, for me, that was always the moment I would be disabling myself.”     

Monday, May 13, 2019

Art can make science easier to remember

Using art in science class helped students retain what they learned longer
Art and science may seem like polar opposites. One involves the creative flow of ideas, and the other cold, hard data — or so some people believe. In fact, the two have much in common. Both require a lot of creativity. People also use both to better understand the world around us. Now, a study finds, art also can help students remember better what they learned in science class.
Mariale Hardiman is an education specialist at Johns Hopkins University in Columbia, Md. Back when she was a school principal, she had noticed that students who used art in the classroom were more engaged. They might listen more intently. They might ask more questions. They might volunteer more ideas. What’s more, students seemed to remember more of what they had been taught when their lessons had involved art. But Hardiman knew the only way to test whether and how well art might really improve learning was to test it with an experiment. So she teamed up with other Johns Hopkins researchers and six local schools.
The researchers worked with teachers in 16 fifth-grade classrooms. The scientists took the traditional science lessons and created art-focused versions of them.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

DANIEL SMITH FREE DEMO



Join us for a fun and interesting conversation with Scott Stevenson, Sales Representative for
DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing

Have questions about Quinacridone pigments? Wonder where the color Serpentine comes from?
How does the color Moonglow gets its name or how does DANIEL SMITH test pigments for lightfastness?

What’s granulation? This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a conversational and relaxed atmosphere. 
The presentation will start off with the history of DANIEL SMITH Manufacturing and the many aspects of developing DANIEL SMITH products. You will see firsthand lab paint outs, minerals used to manufacture colors in the PrimaTek line and more.
The finale...the exciting opportunity to sample a selection of our colors and put paint to paper!!! 

This is a FREE demo
Tuesday April 9, 2019
10:00 am-12:00 pm
or
2:00  pm -4:00 pm
Limited Seating
Call: 941-366-2301 to sign up now!



Monday, October 22, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

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