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Acrylic Portrait Painting Tips

July 19, 2020
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Are you looking forward to starting acrylic painting but is overwhelmed with information? Needless to say different contemporary portrait artists have their own methods, all are usable. In this article we are going to show less intimidating acrylic portrait painting tips to design portrait paintings. The key to successful portrait paintings is your knowledge of anatomy and drawing skills. Pay attention to the features that makes the person unique. What do you see? Don’t draw what you think. We hope you will be inspired to explore this medium a little more. You can find a good portrait art in Dubai online. Step 1: Perform a basic sketch of your subject or trace from a photograph. Make sure you get the best reference photo. When you sketch using a pencil you can erase if you make a mistake. A good photo should have features such as the angle of the face, deep shadows, and significant highlights which helps in adding interesting personality to your portrait paintings. You don’t have to use any special paper just a $5-$10 sketchbook for your composition. Step 2: Block the base colors. Define which areas are dark. So that each area becomes more blended. Define how […]
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An artist has to focus on the representation of the human subject in portrait painting. This form of art tries to depict a painted semblance of the subject, and the artist’s ability to express the piece’s emotion and at times mood to the viewers. Portrait paintings are considered to be one of the tools that record history, an artist can prepare a portrait for various renowned people such as actors, public figures, and/ or other individuals who appeal to the imagination of the artist. The known forms of portraits include photographs, sculptures, and portrait paintings. A respectable artist may reap the benefits of his/ her creativity via art processes such as commissioning. The fact that portrait paintings play an iconic role in the preservation of history, it is fair to assume that the movement can give rise to various careers and passions. Portrait paintings are admired in different fields all over the world such as in the field of interior design, art collections, historic artefacts and teaching among others. Art enhances creativity, which is the ability and talent to use our imagination to create and solve tasks, therefore, it is appreciated in various fields. Different forms of portrait paintings encompass different […]
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Acrylic Portrait Painting On Canvas

June 11, 2020
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The use of acrylic paint can be traced back to the 1940’s when it was first invented. It is a synthetic paint that combined some of the properties of oil and watercolors. A portrait on the other hand is a painting, sculpture or photograph or other form of artistic expression which basically focuses on the face. Some of the advantages of using acrylic paint for portrait art include:  Durability – Pieces can be stored for long periods of times and will still be in proper condition. It is considered to be non- toxic unlike oil paints that can easily create fumes. It is soluble in water, hence it cleans up easily and is considered manageable  Artists consider acrylic paint an outlet for their creativity and can therefore get more realistic. Acrylic is considered to be more opaque than watercolors hence one can create his own layers.  There is a number of artists that prefer the acrylic portraits painting on canvas to the oil portrait paintings. Some of the remarkable portrait pieces that have been produced by the aid of acrylic paint include: – Madame Marlene – One of the famous pieces prepared by the talented Suzi Nassif. This artist went […]
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Emergence Of Pop Art

April 9, 2020
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Pop art is one of the most recognizable forms of art. Characterized by its use of fun eye catching vibrant colors, pop art is a great way for young pop art artists to express themselves. While pop art has evolved greatly over the years to become a respectable form of art, none of this would have been possible without its forerunners. Originating from Europe in the mid 1950s and then spreading to America in the late 1950s, pop art quickly rose to fame among art lovers everywhere. Initially many artists challenged it’s authenticity as art since it challenged traditional notions on what art was. However, it was for this same reason that consumers instantly fell in love with pop art turning it into an overnight success. The origin of pop art has been credited to Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi who co-founded the Independent Group in London. This was a group of artists, architects and writers who explored radical approaches to contemporary visual culture. It arose as a challenge to abstract expressionism. It is the contrast between the two forms of art that made pop art so popular with its fans. It served to fill the void left by abstract […]
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Salvador Dali and Surrealism

March 12, 2020
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Salvador Dali was a controversial artist who loved promoting himself.  He valued wooing the masses. Dali cherished antics. Salvador Dali was attracted to the works of three famous Frenchmen surrealism artists named Max Ernst, Jean Arp, and Rene. Surrealism was started in Paris by a group of Surrealist artists and writers. The surrealists’ movement became popular among artists and changed the way people consumed art. <<<< View Salvador Dali Painting by Suzi Nassif here>>>>   Salvador Dali’s surrealism paintings   He painted many shocking images on a single canvas.  Sometimes he would paint too many canvases with repeating images. One of his masterpieces called “Persistence of Memory” (1931) was a symbol of surrealism. The paint featured three melting clocks. One of the watches looks like a deflated head of Dali. The four Salvador Dali Clocks in the painting symbolized the persistence of time according to a dreamer.  The concept of the dream was embraced by most surrealism artists. Most of their visual representations had dreamy-like images. Dali demonstrates in his painting how irrelevant the concept of time inside a person’s dream state.   Surrealism is full of sarcasm, humor, and jokes.   Surrealism artists such as Salvador Dali, Peret, Breton, […]
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Acrylics are easy to use and the famous muralist Diego Rivera is no exception. Diego used acrylic paints on a large scale because of its durability. Since the 1950s many artists have drawn inspiration from the old guards. The acrylics have become commercially available and increased in popularity. Suzi Nassif is a Lebanese born artist whose primary medium for her artwork is based on acrylics and oil. Suzi successfully uses layers of glazes in her paintings. The polymer-based paint dries faster than oil paint on canvas so most artist prefers to use it. Want to know more about acrylic painting techniques? Here are various ways and styles artists can work with acrylic paints. Underpainting The underpainting is a technique used to unite color values in the overall painting.  Though simple it has a key influence on your overall painting. Before you start painting, thin the paint with a solvent to lift a bit. The artist needs to take precautions to avoid the risk of outer layers cracking or peeling as time moves. Impasto Impasto painting technique has been in existence for many years. This technique tries to hide the fact that an artwork is painted. Impasto creates the impression of […]
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Wearable Art by Suzi Nassif

February 27, 2020
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In the history of art, women have been viewed as objects or subjects in the eyes of men but with the rise of female contemporary portrait art experts like Suzi Nassif, there is a shift in this perception. Art positions women as iconic. It allows the world to understand how beautiful it is to be one. Fashion as featured through art appears to be a way of presenting women as unique and iconic. If you think fashion cannot be regarded as art then Suzi Nassif’s wearable art will convince you otherwise. This article reveals awesome masterpieces of wearable art by Suzi Nassif. The great thing about Suzi’s wearable art is that she intends to make a statement with her unique creations. She has successfully launched her first capsule collection in an event titled Teatro de Alma in November 2019 (at COYA Dubai) where she took her work beyond the canvas. Her statement pieces are available online for purchase at reasonable prices. She has won various awards for her portraits. Her work has also been featured in A&E Magazine. Wearable art has allowed Suzi to become one of the outstanding innovative portrait artists in Dubai. The masterpieces continue to push the […]
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Why pop art stands out

February 26, 2020
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Pop art transcends time and seasons to create history. The classic masterpieces of most pop art artists like Andy Warhol have never gone out of style. Andy’s archive established in the 60s is one of the largest museums in the USA belonging to a single individual. Here are a few reasons why pop art is striking: Pop art revolutionized how art is consumed, created and observed. The truth is pop art was a cultural phenomenon of the UK and America in the 50s and 60s. It made Pop art paintings simple and accessible. It’s fun! Artists use bold colors which gives Pop art paintings a warming effect stimulating mental activity. That means it brings out a positive effect. Look at the museum littered with portraits of war and carnage while pop art is pure fun. Pop art and business! The change in technologies has renewed interest in pop art. It continues to dominate the marketing industry because it captures attention and appeals to many audiences. There is complete harmony between the art and the product marketed. Pop art has been used in business to define consumer culture. Businesses are using pop art to display product aesthetics, individual indulgences and much […]
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Acrylic Painting Techniques to Know

January 17, 2020
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Are you a painter using acrylic on canvas? Are you struggling to get the effects you desire while you use acrylics? If yes, this guide will help you know some great acrylic painting techniques. Acrylic is easy to use and majority of the painters like to use it. It is affordable. It offer vibrant colors to painters that dry quickly and are easy manage on canvas. If you make a blunder while painting you may cover with more paint to hide it. That’s something you will not have in any other paints. Acrylics are magical as when you them from tube they give impression of oil paint and when you dilute colors they give an impression of water colors. The freedom is all yours while you work on your paintings in acrylic. Here are a few acrylic painting techniques you may master to make your art stand out: Washes: You may dilute paints according to the effect you need. The diluted washes will give the impression of water colors. It will show a different effect from the direct use from tube. However, if you make it very dilute, the color might lose its vibrancy. Therefore, dilute it carefully. Washes techniques […]
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Pop art speaks to a larger audience because it is modern and carries ordinary life symbols. Pop art originated in 1950s and was considered good for recreation of the wealthy. Pop art works show objects such as cans, burgers, and even wrappers of candies as symbols. Many scenes from ordinary day life are used to create impressions in this genre of art. Pop art was considered vulgar in its infancy but in modern times it has become voice of the young. Here are some major characteristics of pop art that are obvious in the works of almost all pop art artists: Familiar Imagery: Imagery sets the mood in every piece of art. It determines also the genre an artist is working in. However, these are not the only reasons imagery is vital to art. Pop art artists use imagery to critique society and reveal its flaws. The works of popular art have things from popular culture. Many artists experiment with materials as well to make their pop art different and unique. For example, in order to have real imagery in his art, Richard Hamilton used materials from magazine cuttings rather than painting objects on canvas. Hamilton has created many interesting […]
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