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Abstract Paintings

Odds are, you have seen a lot of paintings in your lifetime. There are likely a few that you truly appreciate, though. This is because there are many different techniques and styles used in paintings. One such style of painting is abstract. Many people think of abstract paintings as odd because they stand out as different. It’s important, though, to understand why the painting was created, though, before you judge it too harshly.

13-04-colorful-contemporary-abstract-paintingHundreds of years ago, abstract painting came on the scene. There are many museums and private collectors that house these paintings. They are known as a great investment and item to collect. Abstract paintings tend to appreciate in value over the years as more and more people become aware of them. Some of the more famous painters of abstract art were Modigliani, Van Gogh, and Picasso. They helped abstract paintings become a lot more famous.

People describe abstract paintings in a number of different ways. These paintings are not like traditional paintings because they do not portray reality. In the past, paintings were all about capturing reality onto a canvas, but abstract paintings changed all of that. The aspects depicted in an abstract painting are not realistic at all. The colors and shapes do not accurately represent anything in the real world. They may refer to a particular person or object, or they may not. If you are having a hard time understanding a certain painting, you can ask the painter or an expert on the painting to find out its meaning. Typically, those who love natural art enjoy abstract paintings. They seem to understand the paintings significance more easily.

The next time you are at an art museum, try to take the time to look at some abstract paintings. You will typically see bold, vivid, and bright colors in those paintings. You will also likely see a lot of bio-metric shapes included. This creates a stunning piece of art that is both strange and beautiful at the same time.

Face Painting Art

Face painting is an art that is often overlooked by the art community. It is, however, loved by all ages of children. If you are interested in learning to face paint, you should first have some skills in drawing.

Boy masked as tiger

To learn to face paint, the best option is to just do it. Read books or watch videos online to hone your skills. This will help you learn about all you need to get started, such as brushes, sponges, and paint. Once you’ve tried it out and enjoy it, start looking for classes to help you get better. A lot of theater classes will hold classes on face painting.

Many face paint artists will make their own paint. The good thing about making your own paint is that you can make your own specialty colors. It’s really quite simple. All you need is corn starch, cold cream, water, and food coloring. The starch and cold cream are mixed together thoroughly, then water is added. The coloring is added last.

You will want to use a small paint brush on the face to paint the designs. If you mess up, just wash it off with soap and water. The paint can be stored in a container that is airtight. Be careful not to paint on people with sensitive skin or people who are allergic to any of the ingredients. Also, always have the person close their eyes when you are working near them. You never want to let the paint get in their eyes.

There are a few occasions when you should not paint an individual’s face. As discussed above, you don’t want to paint someone’s face who is allergic to any of the ingredients in the paint. You also want to avoid painting anyone with sores or open wounds on their face. If they have any kind of skin condition that is infectious, avoid them as well. You should also not paint on anyone less than the age of three.

Face painting is a type of art that is fun, easy, and very rewarding. You can learn to do it in a short amount of time. It is a unique was to show your creative side even when you feel you are not otherwise creative. It can also be a way for you to make some money. There are many fairs and parties looking for an experienced face painter.

Painting on Glass

Have you seen glass painting art before?  Maybe you have thought of trying it yourself. Painting on glass is a growing form of art in many parts of the world. It is a unique and fun form of art that anyone can do.

maxresdefaultGlass painting is a lot different than painting on paper. There are a few different ways you can use to paint on glass, from the use of special glass paint to basic oil paints. When you use the basic oil paints, you are painting on the surface of the glass. This is often used to add details that otherwise would not show up on the painting. Using this style of painting is more like drawing than anything else. The types of basic glass paints include oil based paints for stained glass, silver paint, matt paint, and vinegar trace paint.

You can also use paints that would normally be used in other forms of art to paint on glass, such as automobile paints, model paints, acrylic paints, and oil paints. Also, you can either paint the glass by hand or use air brushing, which can give you nicer results most of the time.

Knowing how to paint your glass is pretty simple. It begins with choosing the right kind fo glass. You will want to clean it well then dry it. Next, place the pattern you want on the glass and trace over it firmly with a pencil. Use liquid lead and follow the lines from the pattern. It works best to start applying the lead from the middle of the pattern and work towards the outside. Be sure to mix your colors and stains well. Start with the light colors and slowly add in the dark ones. Last, begin painting your glass with the colors.

You will want to ensure that you clean the glass paint up well. Use a paint thinner to clean your brushes or other items uses. To clean your hands, use lacquer then dry your hands well.

Painting on glass can be simple and fun. Go ahead and give it a try. Who knows, you may even be able to sell your art to make a little money from your hobby.