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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Painting Site! These are the top ten articles that your Painting Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Finding Inspiration for Creating Art
Creative inspiration is everywhere. Capturing your ideas is the key to creating unique art.
2. Creating a Dream Board for Your Art
Create a dream board to help you visualize and realize your artist goals.
3. How to Get Started on a Blank Canvas
Tips and ideas to help you move past the blank canvas, pick-up your paintbrush, and flex your creative muscles.
4. White Wash It!
Spruce up furniture, mouldings or even kitchen cabinets with the simple and effective technique of whitewashing,painting on furniture,paint furniture,paint cabinets,painting kitchen cabinets,paint wood, painting on wood,whitewash wood.
5. Painting Furniture in Shabby Chic
Lets work on some old (did someone say "vintage"?)furniture and make it an accent or conversation piece.
6. Painting over Terrazzo Floors
Terrazzo, once a very common building material, is often covered up. One way is to paint, which is easier than it might seem.
7. Art at the Speed of Life Review
Art at the Speed of Life, motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day by Pam Carriker is a lavishly illustrated volume of crafting goodness you will not want to miss. Whether you are trying to find your muse or start an art blog, this book covers a broad array of topics.
8. Drawing: Perspective, Shading & Shadows
Use of good perspective, shading and shadows can make or break any work of art. Mary Gibilisco has produced a superior learning experience for anyone who wants to learn "everything you ever wanted to know about perspective, shading and shadows".
9. Monochromatic - One Color At Time!
Working with just one color is not only an interesting exercise, but can sharpen your painting skills.
10. Creating Artist's Trading Cards
Artist Trading Cards are wildly popular. Although they are intended to be traded as the name would indicate, many painters sell them. Whatever your goal in creating them, here are a few things to keep in mind.
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