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Francesca “Franki” Mancinelli
“There is a notion existing among many in modern times that our average, everyday lives are boring: not containing much to be desired. Due to the rapid increase in social media use, images and content are being shared more rapidly than ever, which allows for constant analysis of how our lives compare to those of others. This endless comparison causes many of us to see the extravagancies of another person’s life and allow it to point out the shortcomings of our own.” – Franki Mancinelli


Francesca “Franki” Mancinelli work focuses on capturing simple moments that may otherwise go unnoticed. Purposefully composing images from fleeting moments, Mancinelli emphasizes both lines and textures to create a record of contemporary life that art that can be considered both conceptual and abstract

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Cindy Roe
Psychological World by Cindy RoeAward winning artist Cindy Roe has been painting for 25 years. Ms. Roe's art has always focused on her reverence of nature and mans place in it. "My greatest pleasure is when I feel connected to the world we live in. I love experiencing the unique synergy of mind, body and spirit with nature. I'm compelled to capture it in my art."
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Annette Heller
Why have I chosen abstract art as a way of representing what I have seen and what I feel? Because it is a representation of pure color, form and shape. But even more important, it is the only form of art where the viewer brings his or her perceptions into the art. Despite the fact that a specific painting may be a unique combination of colors and shapes inspired by real life moods and experiences, viewers tell me that they see many things in my art. Some say they see animals, insects, lighthouses, faces and in one case -- a piano. In all these works none of these objects were drawn, but the mood of the painting yielded the perception. I had tremendous satisfaction when one colleague suggested that one of my works represented a Parisian Bistro. So in a way I can represent a mood or feeling in an abstract work better than in a purely representational work. And also I can choose to work in an infinite variety of palettes because I do not have to represent a specific object.
 
Barbara Stein

Barbara has been creating artwork and teaching for most of her life. Her batiks, pastels, watercolors, and ceramics have been shown throughout New York and Vermont. Her work has been greatly influenced by natural forms and colors. Barbara lived in Vermont in the early 1970's, and the place's natural beauty and tranquility continues to inspire.

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Gina Knee
Gina Knee was born on Oct 31, 1898 to a prevalent family in Marietta, OH. Knee was raised in the mindset of the most affluent families at this time, where one was to place the family and social obligations above the search for self-identity and happiness. Painting and visual arts were a part of her life at a young age. Sharon Udall, her biographer, recalls Virginia’s statement: “As a child and into my teens, I always painted something-- from paper dolls to attempts at pictures of my friends or family.” As most society women raised during the 1910s, Virginia was brought up in preparation for her arranged marriage that was set in motion at an early age. Consequently, she married Goodlow Macdowell and spent ten years focusing her life around him. They went to parties, polo games and all other sophisticated activities a proper married couple at this time were supposed to participate in.
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HPA Southampton NY. Photo, Art and Framing

WISTFUL HEART STUDIOS

HPA Southampton NY. Photo, Art and Framing

Hampton Photo, Art and Framing Bridgehampton, New York

Hampton Photo, Art and Framing Bridgehampton, New York

Making Encaustic Medium
I fell in love with encaustic paintings the first time I saw one hanging. There was just something about the work... The luminosity, the transparency, the brilliance. It was unlike anything that I had ever seen before. I knew I had to try it and once I did, I was hooked.
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Introduction to Color Theory
Color is a very broad topic. Entire books have been written on color and it would be quite difficult to cover every aspect of it within the confines of this article. My hopes with this introduction to color theory is to peek your interest and hopefully cause you to study this topic further on your own. Understanding color theory is perhaps one of the most important aspects of becoming a good painter. When you understand the elements of color and how colors interact with one another, you have unlocked one of the biggest puzzles of painting
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How to make your own oil paints
How to make your own oil paintsOil paints are made basically by mixing cold-pressed Linsed oil with pigment or color until a smooth buttery paint is produced. When the oil paint is used and applied to a surface the oil oxidizes or absorbs air and then forms a solid film that binds the pigment to the surface of the painting.
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