101.||Free Art Instruction - Portrait Painting Tips & Techniques by Ralph Serpe|
Being able to capture the likeness of a human being on canvas, using paint,
is certainly a sought after accomplishment for many new painters. It can also
be somewhat challenging. This article will cover some of the more basic portrait
painting tips & techniques and help lessen some ...
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102.||King Kong Goes Ape On DVD by Richard Green|
Unafraid of taking on a challenge, Peter Jackson has come a long way from his low-budget filmmaker origins with such cult classics as "Bad Taste" and "Braindead", through to the phenomenon that was the Lord of the ...
[Added: 31 Mar 2006 Hits: 420 Words: 648]
103.||Introduction To Watercolor Painting Techniques by Ralph Serpe|
Introduction To Watercolor Painting Techniques
This article will provide you with a general understanding of some of the more
basic watercolor painting techniques.
Flat Wash Technique - The flat wash technique is one of the more basic
and common of the various ...
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104.||Buying Art without Going Broke by Karen Couillard|
Everyone needs to decorate his or her walls with some sort of wall décor. Most would prefer to buy an original painting to hang at that perfect spot over the sofa or fireplace.
However, for some, buying original art is about culture and social status. Not to mention, ...
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105.||"Walk the Line" with Sam Philip's Advice by Paul Kyriazi|
In the new bio-pic "Walk the Line", we see young Johnny Cash singing a gospel song to record producer Sam Philips. Sam stops him and says:
"I don't believe what you're singing. But if you were hit by a truck and were lying ...
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106.||Sledgehammer -- Fiction at Its Best by Dr. Paulo Reyes|
Looking for a good fiction book to read? Look no further! This medical thriller will have you glued to every page as the drama unfolds and an ER doctor must stop a biochemical nightmare from happening.
6 days … ...
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107.||Piano Care for New Piano Owners by Margot Hamilton|
Congratulations, you have just acquired a wonderful new addition for your home! This new addition will not only add beauty to your home, but will also bring musical pleasure to you and your family. Now that you have your new piano, you will want to make sure that you ...
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108.||Birth Announcement Etiquette 101 by Alison Hodges|
When you are going to give birth to a child, it is a truly special event. All of your friends and family will be eager to hear the news. However, there are certain rules of etiquette for announcing a new ...
[Added: 16 Mar 2006 Hits: 544 Words: 429]
109.||Tarot Deck of Cards by sally jordonia|
The tarot deck of cards, usually 78 in number, is divided into two separate categories, the major and the minor arcana (arcana from the Latin meaning of closed or secret). There are 21 individual cards, referred to as trumps, and the fool card ...
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110.||Origins and History of the Tarot by sally jordonia|
The origins of the Tarot are surrounded with myth and lore. It is hard to know for sure what the facts are. The Tarot has been thought to come from places like India, Egypt, China and Morocco. Others say the Tarot was brought to ...
[Added: 13 Mar 2006 Hits: 364 Words: 1042]
111.||How To Play Guitar - Discover 20 Tips To Play Like a Pro by Jason Pearson|
Most guitar players desire to become a better guitar player.
Guitarist ask me quite often why they are not at the
level that they desire and what can they do. In the past
I have asked ...
[Added: 10 Mar 2006 Hits: 299 Words: 935]
112.||The Rose: Christina Aguilera's Favorite Flower? by Wesley Berry|
The rose has long been a favorite flower of many women, but is it the favorite flower of Christina Aguilera? The truth is, I don't know, but judging by the elaborate floral chuppah of brightly colored orange, yellow, and burgundy roses conspicuously present at her wedding and the thick bouquets ...
[Added: 07 Mar 2006 Hits: 439 Words: 516]
113.||Acrylic Painting Tips For Beginners by Ralph Serpe|
Hello fellow artist. Welcome to wonderful world of Acrylic Painting!
Since you are new to Acrylic Painting, you will certainly benefit
from the tips I will be sharing with you in the following article.
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114.||The Father of Gospel Blues by Jack Earl|
Little nine year old Tommie and his family moved to
Atlanta, Georgia from the small town of Villa Rica, Georgia
in 1908. Tommy was demoted a grade in school and
teased by the other children. He felt ...
[Added: 06 Mar 2006 Hits: 248 Words: 546]
115.||Ballroom Dancing-Ten Tips for the Novice by Honey Wesley|
1. Just do it! Too many would-be dancers have convinced themselves, or let others tell them, that they 'just can't dance', so they never even attempt to learn. If you can walk, you can learn to dance. Ballroom dancing is ...
[Added: 01 Mar 2006 Hits: 294 Words: 1425]
116.||Why like that artwork? - Recognizing true soul by Alec Ellis|
I'm not really a very religious person and the answer to the question is definitely not religiously related, but want for another word "soul" will have to do. What I refer to is that bit of the artist ...
[Added: 25 Feb 2006 Hits: 220 Words: 801]
117.||Transform Your Work Area into a Homey Environment by Ted Roberson|
Nothing enables one to think and work better than a comfortable working environment. Especially if you have a sedentary job, you've got to have little knick knacks around that will enliven your spirits or which you can ...
[Added: 25 Feb 2006 Hits: 303 Words: 510]
118.||Profiting From Pleasure - Art Collecting Tips (A Six-Part Series) Part 2 :Six Golden Rules by Carol Chua|
PART 2 - SIX GOLDEN RULES OF ART COLLECTING
Copyright © 2006 Carol Chua
Art, collectibles and gifts
Successful art collectors observe several golden rules of art collecting:
1) BUY WHAT YOU LIKE ...
[Added: 08 Feb 2006 Hits: 312 Words: 961]
119.||Marble Mosaic Art by Mansi Gupta|
There are certain parameters to adjudicate the quality and worth of a thing. For instance a good human being should be a moral and an ethical individual, a good book must be informative, comprehensible and written with ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2006 Hits: 434 Words: 561]
120.||Japanese Samurai Swords Buying Guide by Keith Hammerschlag|
When it comes to
Samurai Swords , there is quite a bit of
terminology for the new collector to understand. But we want to make it easy for
anyone to find a good quality samurai sword that will last a lifetime, no ...
[Added: 03 Feb 2006 Hits: 360 Words: 682]
121.||Posters evolution and use in recent society by Ispas Marin|
Posters are paper prints designed to communicate ideas quickly in a graphical manner. They are basically reproductions that are multiplied in large quantities with a lower grade of paper and inks.
Posters come in various shapes and sizes ...
[Added: 26 Jan 2006 Hits: 617 Words: 426]
122.||Easy Water Color Painting With Nine Tools by Nancy E. Wigal|
Water color painting is challenging and tends to frustrate many beginners. This article will highlight some of the essential tools to help you overcome that challenge.
Soft sponge: Keep plenty of small, soft sponges to erase water color painting mistakes. The removal ...
[Added: 25 Jan 2006 Hits: 306 Words: 388]
123.||Backup tips and strategies for Artists by Dawid Michalczyk|
A backup, in computer lingo, refers to making a copy of
important data for the purpose of data recovery. Should
the important data get damaged or lost, a properly made
backup will restore it all. The word "data" refers to
anything stored on a computer system: images, ...
[Added: 19 Jan 2006 Hits: 316 Words: 1792]
124.||The Art of Glass by Bronwen Elisabeth Roberts|
Many groundbreaking discoveries came about by chance! In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming found a mould had contaminated one of his experiments. To his surprise, the mould turned out to be an antibacterial agent...and so, penicillin was born. Another remarkable creation is ...
[Added: 12 Jan 2006 Hits: 400 Words: 573]
125.||Language of the Lens by Bronwen Elisabeth Roberts|
Paris the most beautiful city in the world, was captured and frozen in time by the great master of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson, who brought beauty and a new dimension to an ordinary street scene. Photography, he once wrote is a spontaneous ...
[Added: 09 Jan 2006 Hits: 388 Words: 651]
126.||Getting Great Photo Prints From Your Digital Camera by Bob Stephens|
The first step to getting great digital photo prints, is to make
sure you use a good quality digital camera.
Digital photos are gaining popularity over traditional film photos
because of the features and convenience associated with the newer
technology. In some ...
[Added: 07 Jan 2006 Hits: 345 Words: 465]
127.||The Chinese Art of Cloisoine by Jane S. Roseen|
Cloisonné is a unique combination of copper and
porcelain working skills, traditional painting, sculpting, and etching skills. Originating in Beijing during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), cloisonné is an intricate process that requires many years of training for an artisan to master.
Cloisonné underwent a major ...
[Added: 30 Dec 2005 Hits: 402 Words: 654]
128.||Cloudy Day Photography: Taking Advantage of Nature's Diffused Lighting. by Anita Cross|
Cloudy days are nature's softbox.
Cloudy days can present many opportunities for great photographs. In fact, once you discover how easy it is to get great results, you'll look forward to a cloudy day ...
[Added: 30 Dec 2005 Hits: 315 Words: 322]
129.||Artists STILL Don't Make Money From Record Deals by Wendy Day|
ARTISTS STILL DON'T MAKE MONEY FROM RECORD DEALS
By, Wendy Day from Rap Coalition (www.RapCoalition.org and www.rapcointelpro.com)
Who is the incredible bonehead who said rap artists make a lot of money? Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, ...
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130.||What to look for in a Guitar Humidifier by Dave Hepple|
Dry winter weather or enviornments can cause serious damage to acoustic guitars, in the form of cracks in the wood. This damage may require expensive repairs or reduce the sound quality of your fine instrument.
One way to supply additional humidity to your guitar is ...
[Added: 24 Dec 2005 Hits: 288 Words: 412]
131.||JFK, The Mob, and Coffee. The flavor of Chicago filmmaking by J. Kenneth Ezra|
Why have your morning coffee at a chain? When you can have a "taste of the mob" at Caffe Palermo. Housed in a building formerly owned by Al Capone, the Chicago mob boss himself. You will find posters of "Blackstone", the ...
[Added: 21 Dec 2005 Hits: 349 Words: 746]
132.||How to Choose and Buy an Acoustic Guitar by Clive Chansa|
Knowing how to choose the right guitar and how to identify a bad one will save you from countless headaches, not to mention finger aches. Also, choosing the right acoustic can be tough, especially these ...
[Added: 19 Dec 2005 Hits: 359 Words: 1016]
133.||The Mob: Filmmaking Chicago Style by J. Kenneth Ezra|
Movie Producer and native Chicagoan J. Kenneth Ezra explains, Chicago still has the typical mobster types, you know like Johnny Garlic, Snake Man, and Bobby the Hitmen types. But the Chicago mob is different than other cities. First off, the mob in Chicago took on characteristics like the ...
[Added: 16 Dec 2005 Hits: 335 Words: 613]
134.||8 Tips For Energising Your Office by Sue Kennedy|
Art serves many purposes; in Feng Shui terms - it can bring positive energy to a blocked entry, enliven a dead space, add the colour needed to balance energy and generally makes us feel better. Art can ...
[Added: 15 Dec 2005 Hits: 301 Words: 615]
135.||Gladiators & Hollywood: When Will They Get It Right? by James Duffy|
With the wrap of HBO's first season of Rome comes the inevitable debates over historical accuracy vs. Hollywoodized storytelling. In the rhetoric over Julius Caesar's looks, mannerisms, and political acuity, one key scene near the ...
[Added: 13 Dec 2005 Hits: 237 Words: 665]
136.||Face painting is gaining popularity for parties and events by Cynthia Kaloust|
Face painting is the new rave in party entertainment. Over the
past decade, face painting has gained popularity and become a
more sophisticated art form. Event planners are receiving an
increase in requests than previous years and having to find face
[Added: 13 Dec 2005 Hits: 346 Words: 697]
137.||Isolated Expedition by Joey Clonch|
Imagine an expedition to the Antarctic in 1914. There is no GPS, no world-reaching radio, and no satellite phone. Brutal conditions, rationed food, tight living quarters. Sounds pretty bleak. Now imagine that something goes horribly wrong. As days turn into weeks the rationed ...
[Added: 10 Dec 2005 Hits: 263 Words: 372]
138.||The Inventor of Oil Paintings by Sara Swansson|
In comparison to many other art forms, oil painting is still considered relatively new. Oil painting is the use of oil in pigments in order to paint. Oil paintings date back to the 1400's. Before oil painting, paint was mixed with plaster found in frescoes or egg in tempera paints. ...
[Added: 09 Dec 2005 Hits: 317 Words: 420]
139.||Happy First Birthday Artery Gallery Scotland by Dan Lewis|
It is hard to imagine Crieff without Artery Gallery and yet this great gallery is celebrating only its first birthday at the end of October! Artery has accomplished a lot in that time; being awarded a Four Star Arts Venue award from VisitScotland; various website awards and ...
[Added: 08 Dec 2005 Hits: 375 Words: 313]
140.||Diego Velasquez by Mike McDougall|
Diego Velasquez is one of Spain's most celebrated and influential painters, born in 1599 he rose to become the leading artist in the royal court of Phillip IV. Velasquez came along during the contemporary Baroque ...
[Added: 22 Nov 2005 Hits: 492 Words: 703]
141.||Digital Art by Wikipedia The free encyclopedia|
Digital art is art created on a computer in digital form. Digital art can be purely computer-generated, such as fractals, or taken from another source, such as a scanned photograph, or an image drawn using vector graphics software using a mouse ...
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142.||The Quick And Easy Formula For Pottery Buying by Amy Metz|
Did you know that pottery buying is actually an easy process?
People spend their weekends digging through all sorts of rummage sales, yard sales, and specialty stores looking for the perfect piece of pottery to go in their home. In fact, there is an incredible home ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005 Hits: 387 Words: 368]
143.||Finding Antique Engagement Rings And Gifts by Guy Morris|
Engagement presents are gifts given to the couple at any time throughout their engagement. It celebrates the next significant and important step in their relationship. Antique engagement rings also help the couple out tremendously with ...
[Added: 17 Nov 2005 Hits: 585 Words: 371]
144.||You Can Find Stunning Art Deco Jewelry by Sintilia Miecevole|
You can find a long history for Art Deco Jewelry. This style of jewelry can be dated back to the mid 1920s. This type of art was inspired by the "Exposition Internationales des Arts Decoratifs and Industriels Modernes". This movement took place in Paris, France in the mid ...
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145.||All About Photography by Sintilia Miecevole|
Photography is the art of reproducing pictures of people, objects or places in their exact likeness. These images can be transferred on any photosensitive material. Photography includes taking and printing pictures.
The backbone of photography is ...
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146.||3 Tips To Find The Coolest Charms Online by Ryan Tenney|
Wow, Charms are popular items these days. There are thousands of online businesses that sell Italian charms to all sorts of people who are interested in collecting or wearing charms as a fashion statement. We've dug through a lot of ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005 Hits: 398 Words: 388]
147.||Unique Luxury Gifts by Adriana Copaceanu|
Luxury Gifts were designed with class, elegance and comfort in mind. You don't have to be a millionaire to enjoy luxury gifts.
Most people assume that luxury gifts require a large financial investment. Not ...
[Added: 16 Nov 2005 Hits: 434 Words: 475]
148.||Polishing Granite by David Andrew Smith|
Of all the natural stones that you can choose for flooring granite is by far the hardest material and the most hardwearing. It is also resistant to staining and acid and alkaline chemicals. This is the reason it is the ...
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149.||Sealing Natural Stone by David Andrew Smith|
The sealing of stone is quite different to sealing other floor types. When sealing wooden floors for example a protective coat is added to the outside. When sealing stone the pores in the rock , or the spaces between the crystals that make up the rock are filled ...
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150.||Gifts - Choose These Expressions Of Love Carefully by Harald Anderson|
Gifts show how much you care and feel for a person. See the face of your loved ones shining on getting the gift of their choice; the joy is absolutely priceless. It is important to choose the gift ...
[Added: 10 Nov 2005 Hits: 358 Words: 401]