Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Sun Upon the Earth" Art Poster

"Sun Upon the Earth" Poster
Digital art entitled "Sun Upon the Earth" printed on 20 x 16 inch  poster now available for July 25, 2017.

by MOVEIT5150

Monday, July 24, 2017

Understanding the Different Grades of Watercolor Paper

Understanding the Different Grades of Watercolor Paper: Learn about the three types of watercolor paper (hot pressed, cold pressed and rough) and when to use each for the results you want in your paintings.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Classic Rock Art Posters for the Home 

  The purpose of today’s article is to provide an overview of rock and roll art posters for the home. We will be taking a quick survey of possibilities concerning the various sub-genres of rock music posters and related thematic ideas for collecting rock music posters.

Classic rock posters. The genre concerns most contemporary rock music from the 1960s thorough the 1980's. There are many possibilities for a collection in this genre. Narrow your choices to as simple as a particular band or singer to a larger aspect of interest such as British rock or Southern rock music of this era.

Early rock posters. The genre concerns music for the 1950's and early 1960's. Some possibilities include focusing in on various artists of the period such as Elvis Presley, Bill Haley and the Comets, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Ricky Nelson and so on. Many movie posters of the era related to 1950's rock would make for an interesting collection as well.

British invasion music posters. Many British invasion bands and singers during the 1960's would make for a good starting point for a poster collection. There are numerous choices here including obvious choices including the Beatles or the Rolling Stones. An interesting idea is to build a collection around a single musical event such as Woodstock.

1970's rock posters. Various sub genres of rock music existed in the 1970's including hard rock, punk rock, glam rock, funk, rhythm and blues, and folk or country rock. Disco was extremely popular during this period as well and provided many bands and artists to build a poster collection around.

1980's rock posters. Many influences held over from the earlier decade made into the 1980's. Some possible rock music forms to consider include Heavy Metal, New Wave rock, Punk rock, Folk rock and so on. Synthesizer laced rock was very popular as musicians embraced new technology and sounds into their music. Third world forms of popular music also had an influence on pop music during the era including reggae music and ska which were embraced by many British bands of the decade.

1990's rock posters. Many forms of earlier popular music continued during the 1990's. Seattle based grunge and similar influences emerged in the era. Heavy metal music continued as well as more main steam forms of rock. Lastly, new artists emerge all the time creating new areas of interest for poster collectors.


 Rock music from the greatest era of rock from the 1950's to today has provided us with an enumerable amount of subject matter for developing a specific poster theme upon. This outline of rock musical styles will provide a good basis for further exploration of ideas for collecting posters. A general thesis is to narrow your choices to suit your own personal preferences and affinity for collecting posters.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Beach House

Watercolor on 11x15 inch paper entitled " The Beach House" for July 19, 2017. Cool looking summer painting with loose brush strokes. I liked the use of tertiary colors in this one

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Scifi Art Video


Scifi art video featuring digital images from 2016/2017 art work. Visit -  Scifi Art from this video including posters prints, mousepads calendars and more.
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The Piano Player

Digital art entitled "The Piano Player" for July 16, 2017.

Essential Pastel Techniques: Turn Your Pastel Painting Problems Into Beautiful Paintings!

Essential Pastel Techniques: Turn Your Pastel Painting Problems Into Beautiful Paintings!: Carole Katchen shares how to turn your pastel painting problems into beautiful paintings. Find other pastel techniques in the April 2014 Pastel Journal.