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There are (16) entries in the category (Decorative Art)

Using JoSonja on Glass

JoSonja Teaching Artist Betty Dowe recently submitted the following article about how she uses JoSonja on glass vases. Her work is beautiful and her techniques are fun!

I have taught Norwegian Rosemaling and stroke work for 29 years. I enjoy using Jo Sonja acrylics because I am able to add various mediums to color for glass and even fabric. After 11 years of painting with oils I had to change due to allergies

Paint Talk Gallery 2009

The Paint Talk Gallery topic has been extremely popular and I would like to thank everyone who has shared their work with us. The topic has grown so large that I have decide to start a fresh one for 2009, if you have not had a look a last years you can find it by clicking on the following link Paint Talk Gallery 2008

The old gallery topic is closed for comments, please add your new images and comments to the 2009 Paint Talk Gallery.

Using Photographs As Templates

One of my favorite parts about my job as Resident Artist is helping people create their vision, and getting them excited about new techniques! During my workshops at art societies and trade shows, I bring my own work and create a small representational painting, because that’s what I like to paint. But sometimes, people come up to me afterwards and shyly confess, “This is all very nice, your work is good, your products are wonderful, but I can’t draw. How can I paint?”

New Directions in Decorative Art - Mixed Media

Artists long to expand their horizons, and explore new directions!

From your comments, we have learned that many of you believe that there is a move from painting on objects to canvas, and even fabric.

Your comments also indicate a trend towards mixed media collage or altered art.

The Future of Decorative Art

I sent the following email to the Chroma teacher and working artists and I received a number of interesting responses so I have decided to put then on Paint Talk for you all to see.

I have known for quite some time that all of you have been having a tough time of it trying to adjust to a changing market where Folk Art is losing popular appeal. It’s always easy to deal with an expanding market, which is enthusiastic and leads itself forward, but it is much more difficult to deal with a contracting market, where enthusiasm is no longer automatic.

Paint Talk Gallery

Like most artists in this computer age, I get lots of emails every day. In addition to questions about paint and requests for events, I receive emails from artists that include images of recent works created with our products. Those are my favorite emails, as I always am so impressed with the talent and creativity of people who use our paints.