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What Techniques Are Used in Pop Art?

What Techniques Are Used in Pop Art?

  Pop art is one of the most popular classes of artistic style, categorized by fun and bold colors, unique patterns, and prints that are reminiscent of modern culture and ideas. This form of artistic expression began in the 1950s as a form of movement that...

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Why are Impressionist Paintings So Popular Today?

Why are Impressionist Paintings So Popular Today?

  Art comes in many different forms and techniques, with some being more popular than others. Impressionism is one art form with a wide appeal, considered the most impactful art movement in history. Even today, art enthusiasts flock to major museum exhibits to...

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What Makes a Painting Abstract Expressionism?

What Makes a Painting Abstract Expressionism?

  Abstract expressionism began as an artistic movement in the mid 20th century, based on the works of famous American painters Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. It’s one of the artistic styles that is so beloved and popular today, with people...

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Welcome Baby Sloane!

Welcome Baby Sloane!

I’m overjoyed to be a new first time Grandfather! Sloane Hi’iaka is beautiful! I’m happy and proud for Margaux and Rob and Auntie Sienna too. There is the aspect of some part of my genes carrying on as well that seeps into my logic that I appreciate. I'm excited and...

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Monotypes – One of a Kind Prints

Monotypes – One of a Kind Prints

If you're looking for an original painting without the original painting price points, a monotype may be the perfect piece to add to your collection. Monotypes are one-of-a-kind prints where an image is painted onto a non-porous surface, like a metal or glass plate,...

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Happy Birthday Robert!

Happy Birthday Robert!

Happy 65th Birthday Robert Lyn Nelson! To celebrate Robert’s special day, let’s travel back in time through photos of the artist over the years. Included are photos of the young painter in action, special pics with family and friends, and of memorable fun times at...

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Tips To Protect Your Art Prints

Tips To Protect Your Art Prints

You found the perfect fine art print to add to your collection and you want to be able to enjoy it for years and years to come. It’s hard to put a life expectancy on a print since there are many factors that could affect its health and longevity. It’s important to...

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Kayak Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Kayak Made From Recycled Ocean Plastic

Kayaking on Maui has been a passion of mine for 30 years. It’s a great way to be in tune with nature and appreciate the quiet beauty of the Earth and water. Kayaking, along with surfing, allows me to gain new perspective and inspiration for future artistic creations....

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What’s An Art Study?

What’s An Art Study?

An art study is a practice piece created by an artist by drawing, sketching, or painting. This piece is used to create the main piece and helps an artist with planning things like elements to include, color scheme, composition, etc. All artists at some point have used...

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My Top Five Inspirational Artists

My Top Five Inspirational Artists

Creating art has always been an obsession for me beginning in my childhood years. When I was old enough and had access to information about other artists, I began studying many of the old masters, modern masters and contemporary masters. With all the incredible talent...

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