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Browsing Archive: November, 2012

Easy Tips For Painting and Decorating Your Home

Posted by admin on Saturday, November 17, 2012,
Growing up, I had a good friend named Reggie who lived in a house that was always clean, always well decorated. Due to this fact, painting and decorating has always come easy for me. His mom liked to do a quick re-paint of their whole house every spring. She and Reggie (his dad died when he was young) would take a whole week to give everything a fresh coat of paint. His mom was a very clean women. She was raised on a farm and I guess people back then farm kids were raised well. Because my bes...
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Nexus X Humectress

Posted by admin on Saturday, November 17, 2012,
I have neglected to mention that the thing I use my DSL for more than anything else is to listen to the progressive-slanted news program, Democracy Now!. The college radio station plays it every morning at 7am, but I don't like to get up that early if I can help it, so I usually listen via the Internet a few hours later. I listen every day, if I can find the time. I usually do yoga and shave while listening to it. Sometimes I watch the streaming video as well. It used to look like a slide sho...
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Walters Art Museum Field Trip

Posted by admin on Monday, November 12, 2012,
This was created for a young girl in Asia Minor and was shipped all the way to rome. In this piece, all four sides are carved in great detail with winged goddesses in each corner. The wings of the goddess' hold garlands around the whole piece. One side of the piece had a theatrical mask for tragedy (as seen in photo) and the other has a mask for comedy. The top of it is shaped as a temple roof and can be opened. Eros (cupid) figures around the whole piece hold up the bust of a crowned deity o...
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Process Of Oil Painting

Posted by admin on Monday, November 12, 2012,
The process of oil painting differs from painter to painter, often but it includes certain customary steps. First, the artist prepares the surface. Although surfaces like linoleum, pressed wood, wooden panel, and cardboard have been used, the most popular surface and often used is canvas. While many painters have used panels for paintings (for instance Da Vince's Mona Lisa) these can be susceptible for cracking and it is fairly small. Stretched canvas has no such problem. Conventional artist'...
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Aluminium Scaffold Towers Make House Painting Easy

Posted by admin on Sunday, November 11, 2012,
Sure you could use a ladder to paint your house, but you'll look as daft as The Chuckle Brothers and it'll take you ages to get the job done. But scaffolding seems rather grand to do a bit of painting, doesn't it? A huge team of men wrapping your house in modern art, demanding tea every ten minutes - not so! That's scaffolding . scaffold towers are a much lovelier story. What DIY legends need these days is an aluminium scaffold tower. Not only are they tonnes more practical, but you will also...
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Importance of Having a Car Painting Estimate before Customizing Your Auto

Posted by admin on Sunday, November 11, 2012,
Have you ever wondered how car repairs would cost? They do cost a lot and this would eat your budget for gas and other miscellaneous. If you have a car and you found out that there is something wrong. It would be appropriate if you go directly to a repair shop but it would be wiser if you get learned about it before taking some action. Wise car owners who get into trouble with their automobiles don't go directly to auto repair shops. They first try to solve their car problems by themselves fi...
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Mcqueen's Achievement And Well

Posted by admin on Friday, November 9, 2012,
McQueen is a fashion circles the letter wizard, his designs are always branching off a bit, and full of creative ideas, very dramatic. Expression of the emotional power of his works are often wild, alexander salenatural energy, romantic but decisive and modern, with high degree of recognition. He always can the poles of the elements into a work, such as weak and strong, traditional and modern, rigorous and changes and so on. Detailed English custom tailoring, superb French haute couture craft...
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Oil Paintings Can Be Improved With Glazing

Posted by admin on Friday, November 9, 2012,
This follow gives a summary of how to develop the technique of glazing. This is a very important approach for those developing their oil painting skills and is a technique which can be applied in a wide variety of paintings. The versatility of oils as an artistic medium is a principle factor in drawing many people to it. There are many things that can be done with oils and the techniques that can be used along with others or on their own. Glazing is one of the more important skills to develop...
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Book Review Signorelli The Complete Paintings by Tom Henry and Lawrence B Korner

Posted by admin on Thursday, November 8, 2012,
. seems to have picked up the . of being one of the more . artists in the history of . Italian art. This may well be because his major public . although w Signorelli seems to have picked up the reputation of being one of the more eccentric artists in the history of Renaissance Italian art. This may well be because his major public commission, although well-known (indeed who could ignore it) is situated in Orvieto cathedral. Orvieto is not Florence, nor is it Venice or Rome; consequently Signo...
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Building Resilience

Posted by admin on Thursday, November 8, 2012,
tools to bouncing back in tough times, how to do itI turn on the TV and if it is not a political ad it's a news broadcast about the disastrous economy and plenty of fear mongering. Unfortunately I talked to one of my clients today and they just laid off 6 out of 30 people! That's 20%! Yes things are getting a bit tougher for some. What about you? Are you up to the challenges in your business and industry? Are you able to bounce back and come out ahead of the pack instead of being a victim? Be...
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689 Million Dollar Modigliani Painting and A Homeless Man

Posted by admin on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
When this hit the news, the first person that flashed across my mind was a homeless man in San Rafael. He could have been a Shakespearean Actor; he had such bearing and poise. He was extremely focused on ritual. He moved in set patterns around Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. He would stand on a street corner across from the building where I worked in downtown San Rafael, and hold court. He would go shirtless in the summers and display a well-honed and craf...
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Analysis of colour in Mondrian's paintings

Posted by admin on Wednesday, November 7, 2012,
The specific description of colour variation in the Trialogue centers on red and white. There are four different reds mentioned by Mondrian - red, orange-red, light red and deep red. A direct connection can be made with orange-red as it occurs explicitly in Tableau 3, with Orange-Red, Yellow, Black, Blue and Gray (1921, Basel, Kunstmuseum) so it can assumed the paint box was painted in something approaching this colour. For the remaining reds there is less certainty. One possibility for deep ...
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Advanced Drawing and Painting

Posted by admin on Monday, November 5, 2012,
In this painting you worked with gridding a board, then determining colors based not only on personal preference, but also on the relationship formed between the colors: pushing and pulling, warm versus cool, loud versus soft. You were to find an area or areas of emphasis and create movement with your color choices. Please reflect on your painting through the following questions. Using specific examples from your work not only reinforces what you are writing, but also tells me you are really ...
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XVII and with the Fall of Icarus Comparison

Posted by admin on Monday, November 5, 2012,
XVII and with the Fall of Icarus Comparison/Commentary "Landscape with the Fall of Icarus", a poem written by William Carlos Williams, describes the oil painting of the same name, by Pieter Breughel the Elder who was a Flemish Renaissance painter of the 16th century. The picture depicts the death of Icarus, the son of Daedalus who was a craftsman in Greek mythology. Icarus who is drowning remains unnoticed in the painting and the poem. The possible themes of selflessness and oneness in both t...
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