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  • 49th annual Art Show opens today March 5 and runs through March 15
    Art guild to open 49th annual art show March 5 in Key Largo
    The Art Guild of Purple Isles (AGPI) makes aspiring artists better through three or more painting workshops a year, led by talented artists. In addition, the art guild which is open to anyone interested in the arts, offers monthly opportunities to...
  • Lewinsky Clinton portrait
    Lewinsky, Clinton portrait: Reference to Lewinsky scandal in Bill's portrait?
    Lewinsky and Clinton are back in the news. Bill Clinton’s famous portrait has a secret nod to Monica Lewinsky, reveals the artist who painted former President Clinton back in 2006. Eight years prior, the Clinton and Lewinsky scandal captured...
  • Painting Chicago
    Do you know how to paint Chicago?
    You would need millions of gallons of paint if you intended to paint every building in Chicago. However, this article is about painting Chicago scenes and/or people on canvas. Your paintings may become art exhibits in one of many, Chicago art...
  • Refresh kitchen cabinets with new color
    Refresh kitchen cabinets with new color
    Repainting Kitchen CabinetsFor many homeowners who simply cannot a full-scale remodeling of their entire kitchen, there's still a way to give this room a new look and for a fraction of the cost; just painting (or repainting) kitchen cabinets...
  • Paint Project: this a "before" photo
    Fresh new paint color design in bedroom using Dunn-Edwards
    A nice master bedroom. It is large, has plenty of light, the furnishings are Thomasville, a kind of campaign-style stack with ornate wrought iron corner brackets. All very good. But some pizzazz was needed. Not the kind of major change that would...
  • Rajendra KC, painter, Falls Church Arts
    Consistently breathtaking watercolors by Rajendra KC
    "Showstoppers" is what they are called. It is when you walk into the gallery to see paintings and art, and suddenly you stop in your shoes because before you is an image that demands study. It is impressive on technical merit, surely,...
  • From Island Art Party Gallery
    Island Art Party on Maui
    Island Art Party located in Kihei is a wonderful way to spend some time and discover the artist within. Even if you have never painted before, you will leave with a 16 by 20 picture that you painted. Led by skillful instructs such as Asia you have...
  • Vincent Van Gogh art becomes animated film
    Van Gogh paintings come to life in animated film (Video)
    Vincent Van Gogh aimed for immortality in his paintings, and he achieved it more than even he dared dream. Soon, his greatest works will come to life when a new documentary film is released in 2017. Called"Loving Vincent," the movie uses...
  • Marine Dreams
    Marine Dreams is finally on the road
    Ian Kehoe is on his first tour, and consequently so is Marine Dreams (as that is his musical identity), but he’s been performing in Ontario and drumming on others’ works for awhile.“How’re you doing?” I ask.“I...
  • New documentary about Cuban artists available on VOD this Friday
    New documentary about Cuban artists available on VOD this Friday
    With the diplomatic situation between Cuba and the US changing, there has been a renewed interest in the people and culture of Cuba, especially the artists. (See Victoria Burnett's NY Times article "Cuba's Art Scene Awaits a Travel...
  • Paint your own ‘Doctor Who’ inspired masterpiece
    Paint your own ‘Doctor Who’ inspired masterpiece
    While being surrounded by art is beautiful, creating art can seem intimidating. Recently many instructor led painting studios have sprung up throughout every major town to create a fun and relaxing atmosphere for inspiring artists to create their...
  • Florida Keys Plein Air festival
    Paint Out at Morada Way Arts District in Islamorada hosts 25 plein air artists
    Twenty-five talented artists willpaint the Florida Keys from Jan. 12-16 "en plein air." Painting outdoors, artists are to capture ever-changing colors, light, shadows, atmosphere and movement. Painting "en plain air" is...
  • Topless Lady of Guadalupe Mary paining controversy
    Topless Lady of Guadalupe Mary paining controversy
    Every few years a gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico will feature work exclusively offensive to Christianity. For example, we previously published the article Santa Fe Reporter’s Lady of Guadalupe in a bikini (again) with the term “(again...
  • Decaying flowers on a rainy winter day
    Must a painting be about something?
    Everyday, painters make artwork and often post it somewhere so that people can see and discuss it. As a watercolor painter, I do this as part of regular communication with my friends. We all discuss the work together as that is a part of the...
  • George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    George W. Bush Opines About Painting
    Seriously, what else happened recently upon which he should comment?One headline, this column kids you not, stated: Words of Wisdom from GWB.Really?Apparently these sage mots amounted to the admonition of not painting pictures of your wife and...