Wednesday, January 30, 2013

We Carry the Sensu Portable Artist Brush & Stylus

The Sensu Portable Artist Brush & Stylus was developed to feel like an authentic brush when used with your favorite drawing and painting apps. It works on many different devices including but not limited to the iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus S, Windows 8 touch screen devices, as well as the Samsung Tablet and the Dell Latitude 10.

Use with drawing and painting apps, such as ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro, Paper by Studio 53, Procreate, Auryn Ink, SketchTime, and Fresh Paint.

Watch the video below to see the Sensu Portable Artist Brush & Stylus at work!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Staining Wood with Dye-Na-Flow

Jacquard's Dye-Na-Flow is an extremely versatile product originally designed for use with natural and synthetic fabrics. Watch the video below to see how it can be used to stain wood as well.

Monday, January 14, 2013

New Class at the Southern Atelier

Join Mary Minifie February 22-24th from 9:30-4pm as she explores The Classic Still Life.

floral still life
by Mary Minifie
The Southern Atelier explains:

The aim of this workshop is to explore several aspects necessary to produce a good painting. The workshop will run for three days with 2 three hour sessions each day. At least one still life will be floral and one non-floral so students can choose what best suits their interests. The aim is to have a fairly finished painting in the size range of 11"x14" or 16"x20" by the end of the workshop.

COMPOSITION: The still lifes will already be set up in the interest of time, but we will discuss the ideas of color families, value contrasts, variety of size, color and value in the choice of objects. We will also discuss the abstraction of the value shapes and how they are arranged in the rectangle of the canvas.

COLOR NOTES: A lot of emphasis will be placed on observing the color notes in relation to each other. So much of the beauty of the painting is in the color and it is especially important to learn to observe the color correctly at outset of the painting.

EDGES: There are many edges from whisper soft to razor sharp and we will discuss how to see them, when to use them and how to make each kind of edge with the brush.

LIGHT EFFECT: A good painting should have a strong sense of light. We will discuss the visual order that is needed to create a sense of light, the lost and foundness involved in that order, the practice of "squinting" to find the lostness. We will also discuss color chroma, or intensity, in relation to light, and how to understand and mix seemingly difficult or unnamable colors.

Students are welcome to bring other paintings for a short critique on the third day.
Tuition $435

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Winsor & Newton Liquin Oil Painting Mediums

There are so many different oil painting mediums out there that it can be hard to keep them all straight. Watch the video below to find out more about Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums.

To find the best Winsor & Newton Oil Medium for your project see the chart below!
Created by Winsor & Newton

Friday, January 11, 2013