I thought this time I would make my entry about Darrell Crow. Have you ever heard of him? He's an artist who teaches. He sells his DVDs from his web site HERE. You should really check it out if you're a beginner. Heck, I think even skilled artists would learn a thing or two from him. Mom and I went in together and purchased his Basic Techniques of Oil Painting set. He's really a wonderful teacher. He takes things very slow and doesn't skip the important little details. With the set we bought he even has a whole 2 hour DVD for getting started. It teaches you about your work area, brushes, paints, canvas, isles, etc... Then he moves on to Trees, Clouds, and all the other DVDs. Each DVD is 2 hours long. By the end of just one of his DVDs you'll be so inspired. I believe he has just come out with his own line of brushes, if I'm not mistaken. It's been a while since I've visited his BLOG. That's the first time I've been in a while when I just went to find the link. Anyway, you should check out his site and do some browsing. Order the free DVD and see if you could benefit from his teachings. I believe I have. I've already been eyeing some of his other sets.
Okay, I'm off to bed. I think my Unisom has finally kicked in. Night all!
Saturday, May 17
I normally wouldn't put up my extras for download here at my art blog, BUT they ARE Art related. See, the little bear is painting! If you'd like to download these extras CLICK HERE. I don't claim these graphics. I didn't create them. I only put them together in a tag using Paint Shop Pro. ;-) Enjoy!
Monday, May 12
Happy Mother's Day! I hope all of you mothers had a great Mom's Day! And all of you non-Moms....did you spoil your Moms today? I'm about 430 something miles away from my Mom, but I made her a gift with my own to wittle hands. I hope she likes it. I'm never too keen on my own paintings, but maybe she can find the beauty in it? lol Here's hopin! It's a mixed media painting. I used mostly acrylics, but also used watercolor pencils and a prisma marker for outlining. I drew my inspiration for several different paintings I admired on Ebay and Etsy. I'm just getting back into painting, so I will hopefully improve with time. I sure enjoy it even if I'm not the most talented artisan.
I was asked what I wanted for Mom's day. I answered, "books!" So Joel took me to the book store and I picked a book I had been wanting called, "Acrylic Revolution". Then Joel found another book for me called Acrylic Workshop. I've already decided I LOVE the first one. I recommend it for anyone looking for new ways to use their acrylic paints. She has such wonderful ideas that I can't WAIT to try! I'd love to go to one of her workshops. The closest one I've found is in NC, though. Not exactly close enough for a road trip.
I'm outta here for now. My head is pounding or I'd keep yapping about these new books and provide links for you. Maybe next time. Night!!