Face Painting Business Tip 1 The First Impression You Only Get One Chance to Make It

Face Painting Business Tip 1 The First Impression You Only Get One Chance to Make It

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What is it that separates a Premium Face Painting Business from the average Face Painter?

Please forgive me – I started out as a volunteer mother Kindergarten Fete Face Painter! I think that it’s often us very same mother’s that then go on to create, develop and establish our artistic abilities, our passions – and end up having highly regarded and successful businesses.

The following are merely my own suggestions – this is what I find works very well Nevertheless, based on my own research and feedback; it is also part of what keeps a high profile business going.

Setting up a Face Painting Business can be initially expensive, but compromising on some of these basics may end up costing your business more money in the long run. I will be writing a series of seven tips that will serve you well.

Milana’s 1st tip – The First Impression – make it a good one!

  • Greet the client/contact person by name with a smile. Even if it is a gig you may have done many times before, the client is still the person

Art Tip Improve Your Painting and Drawing by Learning to See

Art Tip Improve Your Painting and Drawing by Learning to See

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How, you ask, could anyone paint or draw something and not see it? Well, lots of beginning and not-so-beginning artists do just that.

This world you wish to paint is full of complexity. But, if you train your mind to simplify, to see complex things as a combination of a few basic shapes, like spheres, box shapes, cones and cylinders, painting and drawing them becomes much easier. Your artwork improves.

I know from experience there will be times, whether you paint from life, a photograph or your imagination, that you will struggle to figure out the structure of what you see or what you want to see and how to depict it.

In those instances, if you learn to draw using these basic shapes to simplify the problem, you are beginning to see like an artist.

Let me relate an example. When I was in art school we had a model, named Mike, who was built like a Greek god. While he was a good model, at first I was totally frustrated trying to draw him. I automatically fell into drawing every muscle I

7 Tips For Starting Your Painting Art Journal

7 Tips For Starting Your Painting Art Journal

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Your painting art journal is a powerful way to jump-start your future painting projects. Consider the following tips to get started.

1. Obtain an 8 1/2 x 11 size hard cover sketchbook. Of course, you could make your own journal, but that is for another discussion. Why keep a journal? It is important to maintain a journal to record important ideas that you receive. If not those great ideas will fly out of your mind as quickly as you receive them. Therefore, Keep your journal with you at all times.

2. Use zip lock or similar pint sized storage bags.

These bags will contain small clip files. Keep images in these bags that can be drawn on for inspiration and included in your painting. Also, keep a sharpie pen to write on the zip lock bag to record its contents.

Get a glue stick to paste some of these image ideas into your journal with notes stating the possible uses of the images. Try recording your notes with color. This will give you a good visual

Create Your Own Reality With A Paintbrush Art Tips and Techniques For Goal Setting

Create Your Own Reality With A Paintbrush Art Tips and Techniques For Goal Setting

Get rid of what you do not want and focus on what you do want.

Imagine if you could erase all the negative stuff with one swipe. Well you can.

What if you do not like something? Scrub it out.

Not what you want? Redesign it.
Curious?

Affirmations work.

For sure! They are very powerful but I am not one to wait around while my subconscious sifts through the anti-goal stuff and I am sure am you will agree that sometimes you need more. Some physical action that feels like you are stirring the pot, rattling the cage and getting immediate action and releasing the frustration that builds whilst you learn the ropes.

We all know from self help books and The Secret that we need to focus on what we want.
Never focus on what we do not want. Ever! I always thought that was true until I realized that you do need to focus on what you do not want briefly, in order to totally ditch the old Dinosaur thinking. How else will you break the stranglehold that stops you from succeeding?

What can you do when it all

How to Be a Goddess of Art Tip One Engross Yourself in Quotes by Kandinsky

How to Be a Goddess of Art Tip One Engross Yourself in Quotes by Kandinsky

How do you find the goddess of art, the scorpion drawing that defies the critics, ward of the grim reaper that tells you that you are not good enough and you will never be a good artist? How do you paint something great, so that when people walk into the room and see it, they are not sure if they ‘get it’ , but they cannot stop looking at it. How do you bring your soul to the canvas, clay, metal sculpture, etched glass, even a scrapbook? How do you define yourself as a good abstract painter, or within the realm of realism, impressionism,modern art, portrait or figurative art?

How do you make great art?

One thing to help you reach the level you desire is to engross yourself in it. When you breathe, know that it is not possible to think of anything else, but your goal in achieving great art and bathing in the passion you know is in your being. Another is to DEFINE YOURSELF within that world you long for. Read all you can of the words of great artists who came before you or ones you admire.

Wassily Kandinsky had

Oil Painting 5 Tips to Help When Painting With Oils

Oil Painting 5 Tips to Help When Painting With Oils

Oil paints are a beautiful medium to work with and you can get some amazing results with them. You can easily blend the paints smoothly as they stay wet for a long time or you can add various mediums to the paint to make it dry faster so that you can create amazing works of art quickly and easily.

So here are 5 of my personal quick tips to working with oil paint:

  1. Always make sure you paint an undercoat. One mistake a lot of beginners make is to only paint one layer of your picture. A painting looks so much better when it consists of more than one layer. It looks more substantial and just more accomplished when more layers of paint are involved. You can do the bottom layer with a thinned down mix of oil paint and turpentine or you can use acrylic paint. The bottom layer does not have to be in the actual colours of the painting but can use left over paint in neutral tones to add a base. I often use the bottom few layers to experiment with the colours that I am using so I know that they

Helpful Pastel Art Tips & Techniques For Beginners

Helpful Pastel Art Tips & Techniques For Beginners

Pastels are unique and versatile because of their ability to be used as both a drawing and painting medium. They are also unique because colors are worked and blended on the paper as opposed to a palette. Whether you work with hard pastels, soft pastels, or both, the following tips will prove to be helpful.

Drawing is an essential part of mastering the art of pastels. You should learn the basic fundamentals of drawing and practice as often as possible. Drawing will teach you about value and line so that you can build a good foundation for mastering pastels.

Your pastel art can be quite interesting and expressive if you combine different types of pastels, or by incorporating other mediums and tools. You can use charcoal, toothpicks, knives, and work with the already applied layers of pastels. This will help to break up the drawing a bit and make it more interesting. Next time you feel uninspired, grab some charcoal and some hard and soft pastels, turn on some music, and just let your imagination go.

Hard pastels are really useful when you want to create detailed lines in your drawings and paintings. Use soft

Framing Paintings 7 Tips for Framing Your Canvas

Framing Paintings 7 Tips for Framing Your Canvas

Framing paintings can be expensive so…

… it’s wise to take your time in choosing your frame because having the wrong frame can prove a costly mistake.
Have a look in some galleries, both commercial and public, and take particular notice of the framing so that you have an idea of what you like.

1. When you arrive at the framers, the variety of samples can be overwhelming.
Be prepared to look at what they have and keep an open mind. Most framers are experienced and have a good idea as to what will suit a painting but don’t let them talk you in to a frame you don’t want. They may have plenty of that style in stock!
And there’s nothing wrong with sleeping on a decision. You can usually take a corner sample home to give you a clearer idea of the finished framed painting and whether it will suit the position in the home.

2. Make sure the frame doesn’t draw attention away from the painting. It needs to complement the painting.
Don’t imagine that because a painting is small that the frame also needs to be small. Frequently a small

Art Tips

Art Tips

So lets say you are like most people who want to decorate their home and have it look nice, but you don’t have the time and the money to go shopping at art auctions to bid on large abstract art or to buy oil paintings, but you still want to decorate your house and to do it in a personalized way that says you put more thought into it than just buying someone else’s work that you may or may not understand as a work of art. You may then be wondering what you can do to add a special look to the interior of your home, and the thing you can do that will both make your home look pretty, your friends impressed, and leave you with a feeling of pride in the way your house looks and in your hard work is to create your own artwork for the inside of your home.

You may be thinking that you have no creative talent or remembering that you had trouble coloring inside the lines when you were a child playing with coloring books, but you should ignore those negative thoughts and think positively, because there is

Here s a Simple Tip to Keep in Mind When Painting Art for Licensing

Here s a Simple Tip to Keep in Mind When Painting Art for Licensing

By survey, the most acceptable format for licensed artwork is a ratio of 3:4 in overall rectangular dimensions. That means working on a flat surface (canvas, board, paper) that is 9″ x 12″ or 18″ x 24″ or some other multiple of the basic 3:4 ratio.

Yes, collector plates are round and there are lots of tall, skinny prints on the market. But most round uses of art (plates, coasters, and the like) are cropped out of square or rectangular pieces of art. And for every set of tall, skinny prints there are 50 sets of prints in standard dimensions. Remember that if you paint it round or in some specialized shape, you’re limiting the uses of the art and also limiting the possibility of licensing your art.

Very often, other ratios will work for art that you’re creating for license. You might want to try the standard card formats of 5:7 or 4:5 but they can be more difficult for creative directors and graphic designers to work with, tougher to crop correctly and less flexible overall.

Paint your image in the 3:4 standard format and it can cropped for a very wide variety of

Water Soluble Oil Paints Facts Tips & Why I Use Them

Water Soluble Oil Paints Facts Tips & Why I Use Them

We have all been taught that ‘oil and water do not mix’. However, rules are made to be broken in art and water soluble paints are rebels on the scene. But, your intelligent mind is probably still pondering, “How can oil pigments possibly be water soluble?”

The answer is this: The oil vehicle has been modified to make it soluble in water, eliminating the necessity for turpentine or other dangerous solvents to thin paint and clean brushes and other supplies.

There are still some painting purists who question whether or not these pigments are true oils, but I assure you they are. In fact, I have been successfully executing my paintings using water soluble oils with professional results for over 10 years. I made the smooth transition from acrylics to the new oils in my home studio so my family and pets were not exposed to toxic fumes. With an open mind and a little time experimenting, you might also enjoy the benefits of water soluble oils. Below, I will do my best to inform you of this remarkable paint from my own personal experience and with a little help from the technically informative book, “Painting with Water Soluble Oils,”

Canvas Wall Art Tips To Consider Before You Buy A Painting

Canvas Wall Art Tips To Consider Before You Buy A Painting

Knowing how to buy canvas wall art will make your room look better and add value to your artwork. Paintings add a personal touch to a room because it reflects your taste. You don’t just decorate with art, you also show a part of your character.

Each person has different personalities, hence will have various tastes in decor and paintings. When choosing artwork, the first thing you have to consider is your personal taste before you think of how much it will cost or how it will look on your wall. It is important that you buy artwork that you will enjoy looking at for a long time.

Of course expensive classic paintings created by masters are beautiful, but they are not for everyone. Today’s modern lifestyle has created a new niche in the art market. Contemporary paintings are now in demand more than ever because they complement today’s modern homes.

When choosing artwork is also important to consider your furniture style and color theme. Although you may love a particular painting but if the colors won’t match with your room’s color theme it won’t look as great ones it is hung on your wall.

Water Soluble Oil Paints Facts Tips & Why I Use Them

Water Soluble Oil Paints Facts Tips & Why I Use Them

We have all been taught that ‘oil and water do not mix’. However, rules are made to be broken in art and water soluble paints are rebels on the scene. But, your intelligent mind is probably still pondering, “How can oil pigments possibly be water soluble?”

The answer is this: The oil vehicle has been modified to make it soluble in water, eliminating the necessity for turpentine or other dangerous solvents to thin paint and clean brushes and other supplies.

There are still some painting purists who question whether or not these pigments are true oils, but I assure you they are. In fact, I have been successfully executing my paintings using water soluble oils with professional results for over 10 years. I made the smooth transition from acrylics to the new oils in my home studio so my family and pets were not exposed to toxic fumes. With an open mind and a little time experimenting, you might also enjoy the benefits of water soluble oils. Below, I will do my best to inform you of this remarkable paint from my own personal experience and with a little help from the technically informative book, “Painting with Water Soluble Oils,”

How to Buy Paintings Online Tips

How to Buy Paintings Online Tips

People all around the world have always had a keen interest in art. No matter what style or form of art they find their inspiration in; the sense of attachment always makes them appreciate the work. This attachment has been shaped by curators as and when they felt a need to change the medium. The form of art and the medium, through which the viewers consume and appreciate it, has evolved with times. Traditions of then and traditions of now have changed with frequent alterations that time forced down their throat. Earlier, art was used to express inner thoughts and imagination on material surface, as a part of self development and meditation.

Today, art is created with more or less the same motive but now that motive gets usually accompanied with a price tag.

Now art and paintings are not just confined to royal kings and rich families, they have spread across different stages of lifestyle where it is appreciated and put to use. Today, it is a common practise to decorate your walls with paintings and incorporate other forms of art in the home decor. It is so popular among modern homes that people like

Buy Abstract Art Tips for Purchasing Art Online

Buy Abstract Art Tips for Purchasing Art Online

If you are wanting to buy abstract art, you are lucky to have thousands of choices at your fingertips. There are many modern paintings for sale that you can easily search and purchase today, even if it’s after normal gallery hours. These unique paintings are not only from your community, but are available from all over the world. For this, you can thank the computer age.

The computer age has brought many changes in our culture. Today, people are banking online, buying toasters and video games online, renting movies online, and searching for homes online. It is understandable that the typical brick and mortar art galleries would see changes as well. Why are these changes beneficial–and how can you benefit?

For the artist, the internet has brought the ability to reach large numbers of interested buyers from all over the world, without even leaving their studios. It is a situation that most galleries cannot provide. Also, because galleries normally charge around 40% gallery fee to the artist, many artists are finding (especially in this economy) that they are able to earn more selling directly to their collectors. Also, many galleries work on a weekly or monthly

Oil Painting Smart Tips For Painting

Oil Painting Smart Tips For Painting

Oil painting is basically a style of art form in which you draw pictures using the oil paints. It includes a comprehensive variety of procedures, which helps in obtaining the excellent form of art. Painting can be used in different styles such as in the thick form or thinly in the glazes, opaque, or transparent form. Here are some smart tips for oil painting that can be utilized to make painting:

You must increase the proportion of oil in each consequent layer, because the lower layers of paint must be able to properly absorb the oil from the layer applied above. The adequate proportion of oil can help in creating the perfect form of painting. Mostly, the artists use this proportion according to their particular requirement.

You must ensure that the color that you are choosing to make the paintings should be unique an outstanding. There are several types of colors available to choose from, according to the requirement.

The oil pigments that contain lead and manganese help the paints to dry faster. It also helps to blend the color uniformly so that the pigments when blended with colors dry much faster without taking much

Oil Painting Lessons Tips for Learning to Oil Paint

Oil Painting Lessons Tips for Learning to Oil Paint

1. Drawing is one of the keys to a great painting. As a beginning oil painter you will want to hone your skills in learning to draw. This will ultimately take your paintings to a newer level as your drawing skills improve. So, carry a sketchbook with you and when you have a few minutes of time take it out and begin to sketch what you see around you. Not only will you drawing skills improve, but you will gain a better sense of composition and some great ideas on future paintings. Remember, your drawings do not have to be perfect and with each project your skills become better and better.

2. Great paintings take work – sometimes art is hard and we all have the desire to give up on a painting or drawing because it’s just not working. But, given perseverance and a willingness to give more time and effort often results in a much better painting as well as teaching you self-discipline.

3. Rejection – ouch, it always hurts but learn to accept it with a grain of salt. Everyone has their own ideas on what makes a good painting, but choose to

Oil Painting 5 Tips From Picasso Revealed

Oil Painting 5 Tips From Picasso Revealed

Here are various styles that you can follow while doing your oil painting.

Here are some tips that will help you to make your oil painting to stand out of the world…

1. Keep The Order.

Make sure that you keep your colors in the palette in a specific order all the times.

This is because this will save you a huge amount of time in picking up the colors every time…

– Actually you will pick up any color you want without having to look at the color next time.

2. Manage Your Oil.

Oil painting is mostly done in layers. Therefore, you have to keep a careful note that the amount of oil in the upper layer is fairly more than the one below.

This is important because the lower layers while they are drying to absorb oil from the layers above.

If you use less layers you will notice cracks on the top most layers.

3. Choose The Oil.

There are large varieties of oils to choose from. You should select one according to the type of painting that you are doing.

If

10 Art Tips and Tricks

10 Art Tips and Tricks

You don’t have to be a genius or as talented as Leonardo Da Vinci in order to make amazing works of art. If there’s one thing everyone-and I mean EVERYONE is capable of, that is; ART!

Often I hear people saying “I wish I can draw” or “I wish I can paint” when in reality you can!… you’re probably just unmotivated or too lazy to learn, or perhaps you give up too easily!

Luckily for you, I’ll be sharing some tips and tricks, to equip you with your journey into becoming a better artist!

1. Doodle as if Your Life Depends on It

Carry a sketch book with you everywhere. Make random scribbles and try to draw every day when you’re bored, listening to music or even if you’re in a long conversation on the phone. Take a pen and a small notebook along to meetings, outings or in the office.

Doodling can be regarded as your artistic side expressing itself while your mind is occupied elsewhere. The symbols or objects you create when doodling vary from person to person and interpreting them can be quite fun!

2. Create a Stimulating Environment

Art Paintings 6 Tips to Painting Abstract Art Paintings

Art Paintings 6 Tips to Painting Abstract Art Paintings

The beauty of abstract art is that it remains free within its genre. I believe there is no right or wrong way to make an abstract art painting. The values of form, line, contrast, colour, position and tone are fundamental. However it is vital that the artist feels free to experiment and explore with paint. If you approach this style of painting with the following tips, you are on your way to producing an abstract art painting which you will enjoy making as much as you enjoy its value.

As a contemporary artist, I choose to make my art with complete freedom and I can share this with you. My work is encouraged to emerge and unfold, rather than being part of a preconceived notion. I adhere to the principles of form, line, contrast, colour, position and tone. However, often the best of my work is discovered through exploration and by accident or chance. I need to be open to all possibilities and prepared to experiment in order to create successful abstract art paintings. To me, this is the secret of painting abstract art and I explain this in the following 6 tips.

6 Tips to Painting Abstract