Sail On Silver Girl

After my Mentor, Ralph E. Grimes, got me rolling with my art and learning about The Arts, he often mentioned my rapid progress.  Each week we would meet, listen to classical or jazz music, discuss the problems encountered and work out handlings.  After a while of doing this, Ralph bade farewell at the end of each meeting with “Sail on Silver Girl.”

What’s a Giclee Art Print?

The Giclee (jhee-clay) print is the highest quality print available today. The word Giclee is a French word meaning `to squirt. The process is a type of digital printmaking that CANNOT BE DUPLICATED by other printing techniques. Because there is no visible dot screen pattern the resulting image has all of the subtle tonalities of the original art.

Notes on Copying

Of course, you do not want to copy other artists’ work. Besides violating copyrights, it’s just unethical.

But why not learn from copying? Many artists paint old masters paintings just to learn how to do it. And you do learn a lot. As long as you aren’t selling it, or passing it off as a real old master,

Masterworks of light and shadow by Chuck Rosenthal

When you see the still life painting by Chuck Rosenthal titled “Fruit Harvest #5” at his website gallery, it seems as though you can feel the textures.  Of course, if you touch the painting, you will only feel paint, but the thick, rough gold and purple cloth with smooth, cool purple grapes resting on it,

Fine Art by EC Sullivan

Framing Tips by EC Sullivan

Fine Art by EC SullivanIf you have plenty of money, go to a frame shop and get your new painting custom framed. Always the best to let professionals do it. Mom and Pop frame stores tend to be less expensive than Hobby Lobby or Michaels or other big chains.

If you want to do it yourself,

Chuck Rosenthal Fine Art – New Availability

The beautiful paintings by artist Chuck Rosenthal certainly inspire a longing to have one framed and hanging in your living room. Known for his masterly use of light, his seascapes, landscapes, people and still life are all desirable. But for many of us, owning an original has been more than our budgets could afford.

Now a new line is being offered of Mr.

Adroit Use of Art

adroit artists at Indie Artists ClubIn order to understand and appreciate art (or even to create art, for that matter) you must understand one thing: it is a form of communication.  The artist tries to communicate to the viewer, and if it is a good work of art, the artist’s technical skills are up to a point where the viewer understands the communication. 

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