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GRAPH 1: Phthalo Blue (GS) Mixed 1:3 with Hansa Yellow Medium and Cadmium Yellow Medium

The Subtleties of Color

Small Differences That Make All the Difference Every painter knows the dance, taking a few steps back from the painting, their head tilted slightly askew, the eyes pulled tight into a squint, or the hand held in front to block off an area from view. The to and fro of action and adjustment, of sense […]

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A Remarkable Way to Stretch Canvases (and Other Essentials of Canvas Preparation)

I am going to present a stretching procedure that may sound heretical and very much at odds with what artists are taught about canvas preparation from their earliest studio days. I ask that readers please suspend disbelief and give a try to some of the special techniques that follow. If these procedures are embraced, artists […]

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Is an Artist Without a Computer like a Fish Without a Binary File? or Why Some Artists Avoid Computers

As we all know, there are two sides to every story, and Benny Shaboy — a painter and sculptor who is the founding editor/publisher of studioNOTES — explains why some artists choose to avoid computers as their primary resource for information. In the early days of personal computers, I decided I didn’t want to get […]

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New Website is a Resource for Artists

    The Sam and Adele Golden FoundationSM for the Arts, Inc. aims to be a meaningful resource for the professional visual artist. In our effort to assist artists we invite you to explore the exciting new NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Web site at: http://source.nyfa.org/content/search/search.aspx?SA=1. This is the nation’s most extensive database […]

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Insurance Considerations When Transporting Artwork

Something else to consider when talking about safe handling of artwork is transportation options. The transportation services most commonly used to transport works of art are road or air transit. Air transport is the most common, efficient and safe means of moving art over long distances, domestically or internationally. Choices include parcel services, such as […]

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