What Can Be Learned From Children’s Art

It has been said that children are the most honest people on the planet — until we teach them how to lie. Innocence is tied up in the heart of a child, that is. There are no attempts at subterfuge, no doubts of self esteem. Children are just content and carefree and happy as can be.
That’s why their art certainly has a lot to teach us. Children are unique in that they have something that adults can never regain — that innocence. This allows them Read the rest of this entry »

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Have Acrylics Displaced Oils In Popularity?

A painter used to have a choice between oil paints and watercolor paints. Now, however, for those that preferred oils over watercolors, there are acrylic paints. Acrylics are applied with techniques similar to oils, but they come with a few distinct advantages.

Once dry, oils are very durable and they are even, to an extent, washable. So are acrylics. Though they take quite a while to dry, at least overnight, oils gave an artist the chance to change an effect like watercolor didn’t.

Acrylic paints allow for this as well with the Read the rest of this entry »

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