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Featured Bronze Sculpture by Alberta artist Diane M. Anderson
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by Alberta artist Diane M. Anderson
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Art Terms & Definitions
Read the A - Z of art terms & definitions.

Watercolour Q & A: By Nita Leland
Nita Leland answers some Frequently Asked Questions about watercolours.

Composition
Composition can be defined as a means of selecting appropriate elements and arranging them within the picture space to communicate the artist's ideas, and feelings effectively to the viewer.

Landscape Paintings
Landscape in nature offers the artists unlimited resources for pictures. Nature can be a valuable and inspiring aid in teaching, and stretching the artists imagination to new levels.

Still-Life Paintings
Much attention was drawn to still life paintings in the 17th Century by the Dutch and Flemish masters. Those artists who are closely associated with still life art of apples, grapes, and bowls are Vermeer, Chardin, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, and Braque.

The Human Form
The human form is one of the most interesting and rewarding subjects and artist can paint, and also one of the most difficult. Human form offers the opportunity not found in any other subject for the possibilities of expression, and the chance to portray a variety of feelings through expression.

Oil Painting
Coming soon....

Pastels
Pastel that has not been sprayed with fixative contains no liquid binder that may cause other media to darken, yellow, crack or blister with time. Pastels from the 16th Century exist today as fresh as the day they were painted. Learn more about pastels. Art Tips and Information.

Giclée Reproductions
Learn all about Giclée reproductions and some of the benefits associated with it.

Paper
Read some information about art paper including the history of paper, paper care and paper damage, restoration, and proper framing techniques.


 

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