Monday, December 31, 2018

Times Square Live New Years Celebration 2019

What is pointillism?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is pointillism?

A - A technique realized by French post impressionist artist Georges Pierre Seurat where small dots of  color are painted to create an image. The technique, however tedious in execution does establish  unique textures on the canvas allowing the eye to blend color relative to the distance the artwork is viewed.

2019 Seurat Wall Calendar

Seurat Wall Calendar Dots crazy it's a 
2019 Georges-Pierre Seurat Wall Calendar

  • Artwork from Georges Seurat
  • Printed on high-quality, eco friendly paper
  • Features full-color pages throughout
  • Includes all major public and culturally significant holidays.



Seurat Wall Calendar

Sunday, December 30, 2018

What are filbert brushes used for?

Today's Q and A

Q - What are filbert brushes used for?

A - Filbert brushes are medium length hair brushes that are rounded at the tip.  Good for portrait work, landscape foliage and general blending in oils, acrylics and watercolor paints.

Beatles 50th White Album 2019 Wall Calendar

Beatles 50th White Album  2019 Wall Calendar It's the Fab Four!
 Beatles 50th White Album 2019 Wall Calendar

  • Wall Calendar
  • 12-Month Calendar
  • Stapled Binding
  • 12.25'' X 27.26''
  • Small Square Grid
  • Observes Major Holidays
Our Review:

A really nice calendar of photos of the Beatles including the famous Abbey Road photo and the cover photo from the "Let It Be" album. If your a Beatles fan and who isn't it's hard to pass this one up.


Beatles 50th White Album  2019 Wall Calendar

Saturday, December 29, 2018

What are art brushes made of?

Today's Q and A

Q - What are art brushes made of?

A - Brushes are made from a variety of materials. Cheaper nylon brushes are found in kids brushes along with camel hair brushes. Better quality brushes include taklon, synthetic sable and  synthetic squirrel brushes. Goat hair and bristle brushes find their way into the mix as well.

Taylor Swift Wall Calendar for 2019

Taylor Swift 2019 Wall Calendar Cowbells! it's a
Taylor Swift 2019 Wall Calendar

  • Wall Calendar
  • 12-Month Calendar
  • Stapled Binding
  • 12'' X 24''
  • Medium Square Grid
  • Observes Major Holidays
Our Review:
This Taylor Swift calendar features 6 color and 6 black and white photos of Taylor in various poses.  The cover has a Hip Hop quality to it but that as far as it goes for the rest of the calendar.. Otherwise an enjoyable calendar for fans.


Taylor Swift 2019 Wall Calendar

Friday, December 28, 2018

What is the best method for applying masking fluid without ruining my brushes?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is the best method for applying masking fluid without ruining my brushes?

A - The best method is not to use your regular art brushes to apply masking fluid. Most masking fluid will dry fairly quickly leaving a rubber residue on your brushes making them unusable.  Brush cleaning solutions can be used but often it can be too late before the brushes are damaged. An excellent alternative is to use cheap kids brushes, usually thin pencil like brushes with short nylon tips are the way to go. They are easy to find and are inexpensive enough to be thrown away after a few uses.


WoW ! It's A Katy Perry 2019 Wall Calendar

Katy Perry 2019 Wall Calendar Katy Perry 2019 Wall Calendar

  • Carefully curated images of the musician
  • High quality, FSC certified paper.
  • Full-color pages throughout
  • Includes all major public and culturally significant holidays.
Our Calendar Review:
With this calendar you'll never forget what day it is of course unless you want to forget what day it is. Some nice artistic, semi pop art photos of Katy make it more interesting than most. This has kind of an 80s MTV look to it so go check it out for yourself.


Katy Perry 2019 Wall Calendar
 It's A Katy Perry 2019 Wall Calendar!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

What is glazing?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is glazing?

A - Glazing is a technique used in many mediums including watercolor or acrylics where a transparent wash of paint is applied and allowed to dry.  It is used to highlight certain colors and to add brilliance to a painting. Glazing can also be used to build up color over a given area creating deep layers of color.

Thomas Kinkade Disney Collection Wall Calendar for 2019

Kinkade Disney Collection 2019 Wall Calendar Kinkade Disney Collection 2019 Wall Calendar

  • 12-month format
  • Stapled binding
  • Full-color pageants 
  • Observes Major Holidays
  • Medium Square Grid
  • Order Early, While Supplies Last



Kinkade Disney Collection 2019 Wall Calendar

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

What is crosshatching?

Today's  Q and A

Q - What is crosshatching?

A - Crosshatching is a technique used in drawing forming a checkerboard design of crossing straight lines.  Crosshatching  is most often used to depict a shadow, a darkened area or as a textural effect.

Harry Potter Wall Calendar 2019

Harry Potter 2019 Wall Calendar Harry Potter 2019 Wall Calendar

  • Wall Calendar
  • Medium Rectangle Grid
  • Stapled Binding
  • 16 Month Calendar



Harry Potter 2019 Wall Calendar
Harry Potter Wall Calendar 2019

Monday, December 24, 2018

Merry Christmas to All


Merry Christmas
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What is a limited pallete?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is a limited pallete?

A - A limited pallete is where an artists chooses to limit painting to just a few selected colors . The idea is to empasize value changes, such as light to dark for example, rather than using a large number of colors to paint with.

Sierra Club Wall Calendar For 2019

Sierra Club 2019 Wall Calendar Sierra Club 2019 Wall Calendar

  • Wall Calendar
  • 12-Month Calendar
  • Wire-O Binding
  • 11.83'' X 27''
  • Medium Square Grid
  • Observes Major Holidays



Sierra Club 2019 Wall Calendar

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Starfighter Mouse Pad

Starfighter Mouse Pad
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Starfighter Mouse Pad Design  by MV
 Get this Starfighter Mousepad
 at Zazzle.com

What is an artist knife used for?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is an artist knife used for?

A - An artist knife can be used for general application of paint or to create smooth layers of paint or to create textural effects by using limited paint on the knife. They are also handy for mixing paint on your palette as well. They can be used with oils, acrylics or even watercolor. The edge if the artist knife can be used to create thin lines.


Bob Ross Art Brushes

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Each Bob Ross brush has been developed, engineered, and manufactured to meet the specific needs of the wet-on-wet artists. Top quality materials, hand made, and individually inspected.
Visit the link below for more Bob Ross brushes.

Our Review:
Bob Ross brushes are some the best on the market today in their price range. I always like the the feel of these brushes, it's something difficult to put into words but they make you feel like an artist. They seem to inspire confidence particularly if your new to art.  In any case check them out for yourself and enjoy.


Brushes foliage

Saturday, December 22, 2018

What is a gradient wash?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is a gradient wash?

A - A gradient wash, or sometimes called a graduated wash is a value change of color from dark to light. It is often used in watercolor or acrylic painting. It's application can be quite varied from use as a landscape background to creating value changes in objects or even portraits.

Best of the Joy of Painting Book

Best of the Joy of Painting each Best of the Joy of Painting 
The Best of the Joy of Painting was authored by Annette Kowalski and contains sixty projects, including some of Kowalski's paintings in the Bob Ross style as well as Bob Ross originals. Based on the PBS oil painting TV series, "The Joy of Painting", this book is packed with carefully detailed, step-by-step instructions and full color images.

Paintings included are as follows: Golden Knoll, Mountain Reflections, Secluded Lake, Secluded Beach, Mountain River, Country Cabin, Mountain Splendor, Daisy Delight, Golden Sunset, Peaceful Haven, Winter Oval, The Old Mill, Mountain Stream, Warm Winter Day, Dock Scene, Emerald Waters, Oval Essence, Winter Hideaway, Arctic Beauty, Cabin at Sunset, Hidden Creek, Sunset Oval, Winter Solitude, Hidden Stream, Misty Forest Oval, Barn at Sunset, Evening Waterfall, Shades of Gray, Blue River, Mountain Hideaway, Happy Accident, Lonely Retreat, A Walk in the Woods, Quiet Inlet, Majestic Pine, Towering Glacier, Night Light, Winter Mountai


Best of the Joy of Painting each

Friday, December 21, 2018

What is scrumbling?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is scrumbling?

A - Scrumbling is a technique in painting where a limited amount of paint on the brush is pushed or rubbed against the canvas allowing for some of the background or existing paint to show through. Scrumbling is done as a textural or as a blending effect to add interest to the painting.

Bob Ross No 5 Detail Art Knives

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Specially designed by Bob himself, these painting knives are perfectly weighted with uniquely shaped blades that are ideal for placing thick color application to the canvas. Used in mountain, stream, and lake painting techniques.


Knives no. 5 detail painting

Thursday, December 20, 2018

"Scifi Across the Galaxy" Original Art Poster by MV

"Scifi Across the Galaxy" Art Poster by MV
For High Resolution Image Click on Photo
Scifi Across the Galaxy Art Poster by MV
Available through Zazzle.com
"Scifi Across the Galaxy" Poster
by MOVEIT5150

This science fiction poster is a collage of sorts of four digital artworks that were done over the year of 2017.  Each of these art images took about 14 hours or so to complete.  The spaceships were all done separately. Initially, the ships were drawn as a pencil sketch (see example images below), on paper then transferred to digital for enhancing on an iPad. The background art was added later to complete the artwork.

Star Fighter Paper Sketch

Star Fighter Digital


What is lifting technique?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is lifting technique?

A - A technique common to watercolor and acrylic painting where wet paint is removed or lifted from the paper by the use of a soft cloth or paper towel, used to lighten the area desired. Lifting can be used to create clouds shapes for example, or to remove excess paint.

                                                                     YouTube Video

Bob Ross Master Paint Set

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This new Bob Ross deluxe painting set contains everything you'll need. Set contains eight 37 ml tubes of Bob Ross Oil Color including cadmium yellow, bright red, alizarin crimson, phthalo blue, van dyke brown, sap green, midnight black and titanium white, Bob Ross Liquid White (118 ml), Bob Ross #10 Landscape Knife, Bob Ross 1 in. (25 mm) Landscape Brush, Bob Ross 2 in. (50 mm) Background Brush, Bob Ross #6 Fan Brush, and Bob Ross #2 Script Liner Brush and step-by-step color instructions to complete a landscape painting. Also includes a 30-minute Getting Started Video in which Bob explains all the materials and their proper use for his wet on wet technique.


Master Paint Set master paint set

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

"Far Crossing" Art Print on Canvas - Original Painting by MV

Far Crossing Canvas Print
"Far Crossing" Art (14 x 11 inch) Print on Canvas by MV
Available thorough  Zazzle.com
Far Crossing Canvas Print
by MOVEIT5150

What is a hake brush?

Today's Q and A

A - What is a hake brush?

A - A hake brush is a soft, goat haired wide flat brush used with water based paints such as acrylics or watercolor. It is used to apply large areas of paint or water to the paper or canvas.

Bob Ross Basic Paint Set

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A great set to start learning the Bob Ross methods. Set contains five 37 ml. tubes of Bob Ross Oil Colors including alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow, phthalo blue, sap green, titanium white, one 118 ml. tube of Bob Ross Liquid White, one Bob Ross #5 Detail Knife and one Bob Ross #1 Landscape Brush, and detailed instructions.


Basic Paint Set basic paint set

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Crazy Purple Hot Rod Mousepad by MV

Check out this retro look Hot Rod mousepad design.
Available through Zazzle.com

Crazy Purple Hot Rod Mousepad


Crazy Purple Hot Rod Mousepad
by MOVEIT5150

What is the best method for stretching watercolor paper?

Today's Q and A

Q - What is the best method for stretching watercolor paper?

A - An easy method for stretching watercolor paper is to simply tape down your paper with painters tape, apply water with a mop brush to the surface and allow to dry. Wetting both sides in my experience seems to soften the texture of the paper too much even after long dry times. Stretching the paper can be avoided altogether by using 300 lb watercolor paper.

Bob Ross 3-Hour Workshop Instructional DVD

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Your private classroom with Bob Ross Presented in Bob Ross' own warm and patient style, this 3-hour DVD workshop answers all the questions you've been asking about the "wet-on-wet" technique using oil paint. Bob covers in great detail the basics of skies, mountains, trees, water, reflections, and more. Then he helps you assemble the various components into a beautiful finished painting, while explaining the "happy accidents" you are likely to encounter and how to correct them. DVD 180 Minutes, All Regions, NTSC, Full Screen, Enhanced Color, Dolby Audio and easy quick-find menu. Plus, Bonus footage of Bob Ross. Subitiling in English, Spanish, German and Dutch.


3-Hour Workshop Instructional DVD 3 hour DVD

Monday, December 17, 2018

What are bristle brushes used for?

Today's Q and A

Q - What are bristle brushes used for?

A - Bristle brushes are a stiff haired brush most commonly used in oil or acrylic painting. Bristle brushes are often associated with scrumbling techniques.

Bob Ross Box Desktop 2019 Calendar

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Bob Ross Box
Desktop Day to Day Calendar for 2019


Bob Ross Box

Sunday, December 16, 2018

What are the most widely used art brushes?

Today's Q and A

Q - What are the most widely used art brushes?

A - The most popular brushes used by artists are round brushes and flat brushes. A lot of artists do seem to have a preference. Flat brushes tend to be used more for angled shapes such as in landscapes or cityscapes. Round brushes tend to go with curved shapes and are great for portraits, but can work well for many differing types of paintings.

Bob Ross Calendar for 2019

Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar

  • 12-month format
  • Stapled binding
  • Full-color pages
  • Observes Major Holidays
  • Medium Square Grid
  • Order Early, While Supplies Last
 Our Review:

Very nice calendar with bright colors and sharp images featuring some of Bob Ross' terrific landscapes and artworks. Hard to go wrong with this calendar.
MV.



Bob Ross 2019 Wall Calendar