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Soak in some pure color for “Instant Therapy”
With all the news about uncertain economic conditions flooding our consciousness it might be useful to think about something beyond our day to day material existence. What is it about a work of art that distinguishes it from a pure commodity? When we are touched by a work of art, it has nothing to do with the price. Good art sets the viewer off on an experience, an unknown journey. When your vision is sparked and your intelligence is engaged, time is suspended and you are in the moment!
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The Impact of Size
Does size matter? In art it certainly does. How many times have you seen an artwork in reproduction, perhaps an invitation to a gallery show or a page in an art book only to be shocked when confronted with the actual work?
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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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Different Varieties of Wood
Wood like any others materials has come up in so many types. But we need to know their characteristic so we know how to use them for the wood carving. As each of the woods has different texture and color, we will need some guidance on which woods that we have to use for our purpose. In this article we will learn some tips of woods which we can use.
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Hampton Photo Arts Painting Supplies
Hampton Photo Arts Painting by Joan Tripp
Hampton Photo Arts Painting
Whether you’re an artist or art student, Hampton Photo Arts in Bridgehampton, NY has everything you need. We offer an extensive variety of paints, brushes, canvas and mediums to suit every purpose. Read on to find out more about Hampton Photo Arts and what we can do for you.

Acrylic Paints

Our Liquitex BASICS line is perfect for students and artists on a budget. They are intermixable with all Liquitex Professional acrylic colors and are ideal for learning color theory and mixing.

Hampton Photo Arts offers Amsterdam acrylics in twenty-four colors. Amsterdam has good variation in opacity and transparency, is free from heavy metals and is made from 100% recycled plastic. The bottles have narrow necks for easy dispensing and the cap can be unscrewed leaving a large enough opening for large brushes and palette knives.

Grumbacher acrylic paints are the most versatile and affordable Hampton Photo Arts has to offer. Thinned with water, this paint can be applied in translucent layers to achieve a watercolor look. Straight from the tube, or thickened with a medium, this paint can attain the same look as oil. Ideal for professional artists and student alike.

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir: An Impressionist Master

Impressionism is an art form that evolved from the 19th-century movement of Paris-based artists who held independent exhibitions during the late 1800s.  Among the many Impressionists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir is a distinguished advocate of the ideals and a well-known colleague of Claude Monet.

Impressionist paintings are characterized by free and visible strokes, vibrant colors, and emphasis on the play of natural light and color reflections.  The Impressionist painting is very much like a snapshot or a photograph, where a part of a larger picture is captured, as if by mere chance. These elements are highly visible in Renoir’s paintings of typical Parisian lifestyles and other mundane but pleasant facts of life.

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Encaustic Art
Encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which resins and colored pigments are added. This results in a paste like meduim which is applied to a surface such as prepared wood or canvas.
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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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