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What You Need to Know About Watercolor Pigments

Watercolor artists who take their craft seriously will know the different classification of the paints and how to exploit them. Now we will analyze what goes on the paper and how these pigments behave for watercolor painting.Classification of Pigments Used for Watercolor PaintingPigments designated for watercolor painting are the same as in all mediums.
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Where Hillary and Trump Stand on the Arts

The Presidential Election the ArtsThe 2016 presidential election is just around the corner and it is a big decision for all Americans. Each of us, I know, evaluates the candidates with a different measuring stick. We want to know we cast our ballots for someone we can trust and whom has our best interests at heart.
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Painting Rocks | Albert Handell

Rocks needn’t be a static element in a landscape. Renowned pastel artist Albert Handell translates the exciting shapes and beautifully nuanced color into dramatic pastels.In the June 2013 issue of Pastel Journal, Handell offers insight into how he approaches the subject, perhaps ironically, based on lessons he learned years go while painting still life and the figure.
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A Sprinkle of Splash

Take a peek at these extraordinary watercolor paintings, all winners in the Splash 20 competition!Watercolor is one of the most popular paint media—and for good reason. The Splash series presents works of outstanding contemporary watercolorists from around the globe. In its 20th year, Splash featured 125 works centered on the theme of creative composition.
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Get Inspired Now: Pastel Journals 17th Annual Pastel 100 Winners

Pastel Journal is pleased to share a preview of the April 2016 issue featuring the talents of the top award and category winners in the 17th Annual Pastel 100 Competition.Also included in the April issue: exclusive interviews with 30 prizewinning artists, insight from the Pastel 100 jurors, quick tips for painting flower “portraits,” how to recharge your painting process and more.
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Actor, Artist, Pop Culture Icon | Val Kilmer Opens Art Show in NYC

Val Kilmer is more than you’d expect. He isn’t just an actor. He has a passion for art. A new art show featuring Val Kilmer’s work opened at the Woodward Gallery in NYC. The show, titled VALHOLLA, references his Norse ancestry. The name has a sly spelling change, but is still a clearly recognizable reference to Valhalla, the hall of dead Viking warriors.
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