Why using an easel? Perspective. Objects further away appear smaller than objects close to you. Help keep perspective precise. The artwork on an easel helps you and the client to be able and see how it will look on the wall. Free movement. You will have space to move your arm, wrist, hand, and shoulders […]
About Mandie Crous
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Good day to you all. I finished my painting of Strelitzias. And my new stretched canvas is on the easel. Prepared and staring intimidating back at me. The question is: “what to paint next?” The thought is overwhelming. Because as an artist, I always have to be busy painting something. The blank canvas can be […]
Questions and answers for both the artist and the client. What does “commission work” mean? Commission work in art means hiring an artist to create an artwork. It is an act by a client requesting an artist to create a piece. How to handle the proses. (This is for both the client and the artist). […]
Wondering why on earth I have put these two topics together? How many paintings do you keep on arranging and rearranging on your walls to make room for some new ones? What about the half-finished stuff?? Do not through them away! Paint over them. Give the old or so-called “failed” painting a new life. Use white […]
What does “art” means? “Art” does not mean only paintings! Art, in its broadest sense, is a form of communication. It is something that is created with imagination and skill, that is beautiful or that express ideas or feelings. It means whatever the artist intends it to mean. This meaning is shaped by the materials, […]
Handmade paper for art projects How exciting to produce paper out of old newspapers, junk mail, photocopies, and much more. You can add textures like elephant dung and plant seeds. In this blog, I will explain how easy it is. You will need a blender, water, old towels, scrap paper, mould and deckle and a […]
Louise Kluyts teaches art classes with a difference. She is a professional art teacher. Her art classes are interesting, she is always well prepared, available after her online classes and has the ability to develop the student’s own style as an artist. The first class I took with Louise was because I experienced an “art […]
Christina says every art piece of her always has a story. As we post her artwork we will gladly share the stories. For now, a little more about Christina herself: She reads a lot, fiction and non-fiction. It is important to her when she closes a book not to feel as if her time was […]
Handmade products…you will never be able to get the deserved price for the item you made. That is, if it is made by hand. With this quilt it took a few weeks during winter to finish. But I loved it. I had to decide which parts of the front I wanted to do embroidery on, […]
Today we talk about Andre van der Bank the very talented designer and crafter of Artis Aeris Jewelry. His aim is to capture the essence of Africa in every piece. Pieces are made of copper, bronze, brass, and sterling silver. Soon stones as amethyst will be added in pieces as Andre and the galley work […]
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