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Landscaping Design for Beginners

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , on November 15, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

For most people, planning front yard landscape is easy but for some who have just started out in decorating their front yard, here’s something to help you jumpstart. If this will be your first time, you may be nervous and may be lost in choosing which method you would use to decorate your yard. It is your prerogative if you would take into consideration the things I would say and recommend but I hope in the end, you would achieve a beautiful front yard.

You start decorating your front yard landscape with bushes built around the yard and this marks off boundary. Within the bushes, you can put in peonies or creepers that would absolutely look admiring. Another good thing that you can add within the bush are hedges.

There are amalgams of hedges that come up and there are number of collars they’re available in, thus getting hedges on your yard would make a great idea. You can choose from various selections, from seasonal, deciduous, flowering to evergreen. It is best to plant them in spring, water it well and it’ll be fine.

If you want something different, a valuable option is gardening. What you can do is to get that little garden inside the bush patch and embellish it with some roses or peonies or lilies whichever you prefer. They would surely look splendid.  Or you can use those little hedges to decorate some creative pattern on your yard’s surface or on the sides of your car path or walkway.

These front landscape ideas for beginners will surely give you fulfilment and maybe you could become great landscape designers as well. Just a little trivia, did you know that landscape designs are one of the most common abstract art painting canvasses? I have seen amazing masterpieces in various gallery paintings that sometimes I get inspiration from them. And I even bought an abstract painting to decorate my wall and partnered it with my landscape design.

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Face Painting: What and how to use face paints?

Posted in Cool Ideas, Landscape Painting, Organic Art with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

face painting

Modern paintings like abstract paintings and body painting is becoming popular nowadays, one of these modern painting methods is face painting that is especially popular amongst children party. Many artists also use face painting as their source of income.

As an artists it is important to know what paint one should use, where to get it and how to use it.

  1. Choosing the right face paint to use.

The best brand would be the Wolfe Bros., a.k.a. Wolfe Face Art and FX. Snazaroo and Ben is also a good brand. These brands are all high quality, easy to use and they are FDA approved, meaning safe to use for your skin. They are also available water-based that is so easy to wash off.

2. Arrange all your materials such as face paints, cup of water, paper towels, brushes, and sponges on a table next to your hand. Fold up a paper towel and lay your brushes on top of it. Now set up 2 chairs facing each other. One chair is for you and the other one for the person you will do the face painting with.

3. Dip your brush in the water then bring your brush to the paint. Mix the water from your brush with the paint, working the paint into creamy consistency.

4. As for the sponge, you may either use it on its original form or cut it in half suing the scissor. Then dip one end of it in the water and pat it onto the paper towel to remove excess moisture. Rub the sponge with firm pressure in the paint, loading of paint on one end.

5. When applying the paint on the face on a full-face design, use the sponge to cover large areas of the face, the use the brush to add smaller details. Once you have applied the paint onto your sponge, use a dabbling movement to apply the paint. In case the paint comes out too streaky, go back over it with the use of the sponge with a light dabbing movement. Let the paint dry first before adding more details.

As an artist it is indeed a fulfillment at the end if you create good face paint. Same applies for other painting genre such as abstract art, plein air, contemporary paintings, landscapes, and others.

Creating artwork using computer

Posted in Landscape Painting, Painting Tips with tags , on August 2, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

For the past years artists used natural media for expression such as paint, charcoal, graphite, and chalk. In present where computers are more powerful and interfacing technology more organic, the computers capability to create artworks similar to traditional media is causing the computer as the medium of choice for two-dimensional, visual artwork.

Despite the fact that traditional media is not going away soon, most especially in the fine art community, commercial artist of these days are taking full advantage of this very useful software that bring together all the tools into one package, and lessen the cost and time involve in that of traditional media.

Mostly used software like Photoshop™ and Corel ™ contains a wide variety of tools that imitate traditional media, and also offers new effects and methods that are impossible to imitate outside of a computer. Digital painting offers some of the following features:

ü      Custom brush creation

ü      Independent drawing layers

ü      Multiple filters effects

ü      Traditional paint simulation

ü      Zoom navigation

These tools are used in combine with digital graphics tablet technology like the one offered by Wacom™. With the use of this, an artist can work much more efficiently because they will no longer wait for the paint to become dry or even worry about unintended staining or smudging, and can undo or erase errors ad try again.

This Tablet Technology will let the artist apply natural movement which is especially important for draftsmen. Artists can change the whole tool collection with a single drawing pad and stylus with pressure sensitivity, tilt sensitivity, programmable buttons, and other features

What artists can get?

The good thing about this digital art is it allows many proletarian artists and art students who don’t have enough budgets for the high expense of materials being used in traditional painting and drawing, to become skilled and experiment with a medium that cost nothing after the initial investment. This allows the artist to try out with new concepts and techniques without damaging hours of work in a one error.

Endless flexibility of digital art has no limitation and only an artist’s creative thinking can limit her/him. Several students and amateur artists are being encouraged to try various media styles that they might be in hesitate to use and in turn we can produce a diverse and creative artists who mix and coalesce different methods.

Making an art with the use of the computer means that it is also instantly available for sharing and exhibiting through email and the World Wide Web. If you have observe many artist of today are popping up all over the internet where they give critiques, instructions, and exhibit of their artwork takes place. Since digital arts have connection with computers it became an important tool in growing population of these artist communities.

Traditional media has a long history and continue to become popular long into the future especially in the fine art community. Nowadays many artists used digital art medium in the commercial art world as long as computer technology is there and continue to develop and expand its ability, computers will continuously execute more and more in all aspect of art expression.

With the use of digital art media, you can also create your own contemporary painting or abstract art painting as easy as 1-2-3. You can also exhibit you abstract art in an abstract art gallery on line.

Evoke your Emotions

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , on April 16, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

There are various kinds of professional painters. Others prefer to paint pictures of real people, others would like to paint real objects while others would prefer create paintings following an unlikely format.

Have you ever wondered what an abstract art is all about?

Abstract art is simply defined as the art form that paints nature for expressive effect. During the times when there arises a physical change in our natural surroundings, it is expected that an abstract landscape painting would thereafter exist.

According to W. Kandinsky, who is one of the most famous 20th-century artists and who is credited with painting the first modern abstract works, out of all the arts that exist today, abstract art painting is among the most complicated arts. What artists usually do is to make use of warm, cool palettes in order to stir up their emotions and be able to speak calmness by means of this unique art of abstract landscape painting.

If you are good in describing the nature plus you have great sense of colors and composition and you are great at drawing, you might to try out this form of art as you will surely have fun. Nonetheless, this is extremely important.

If you are an abstract landscape painter, I’m sure you are aware of the numerous rules and guidelines to follow to be able make your true magic appear right on the canvas.

The said rules include the following: (a) That there should be balance in the composition; (b) That the tone and texture should be proper; and (c) That you should take care of the harmony, tension and contrast.

If you are interested in knowing some of the renowned abstract painters who were able to establish a name and prominence in this area, some of them are Barnett Newman and Sean S. You will surely find some of their great works in some abstract art gallery.

If you are able to pull some emotions from the viewer of your creation, it can already be said that you have attained mastery in the field of abstract painting. It is worth knowing that during the 20th century, the artists then made use of certain techniques just to get their paintings done in its true creative way.

Considering the fact that these forms of painting exists at present, it can already be stated with certainty that landscape remains to have a large potential and capability to stir up emotions despite reaching industrialization. Regardless of what you want to do, you might as well consider starting your thing by making use of this unique type of painting beginning today.

Autumn Tree

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Autumn Tree” by Jason York

This is the large abstract art painting “Autumn Tree” by Jason York. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Jason York and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 872

Autumn Falling

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Autumn Falling” by Jason York

This is the large abstract art painting “Autumn Falling” by Jason York. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by Jason York and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

FREE SHIPPING!

Dimensions: 36″ x 24″ x 1 3/8″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Framing: Choice of black or blonde wood frame
Stock ID: 889

Flowers Painting

Posted in Landscape Painting with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2009 by CreditSmartPro.com

“Flowers” by W. Fontaine

This is the large abstract art painting “Flowers” by W. Fontaine. The abstract painting was created with oils and mixed media on stretched canvas and ships framed and ready to hang.

This painting is an ORIGINAL art painting by W. Fontaine and not a print of any kind. The artwork comes with a NFAR certificate of authenticity upon request.

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Dimensions: 32″ x 56″
Support: Stretched on wood stretcher bars
Material: Oil on Canvas
Support: Gallery wrapped (no stables showing)
Stock ID: 905