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Miniature portrait of a silver-haired lady
Aileen McLeod, Artist
A modern day portrait miniature will have that 'old world' look when painted on porcelain.
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Painting Pastel Wildflowers
Aileen McLeod, Artist
This study is a mixture of shading,sketching and blending.
Here we can see that Pastel Paintings are not always soft and pretty but can be vibrant in colour and dynamic.
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Pastel roses
Aileen McLeod, Artist
My roses are a great joy. The love affair began when as a child I spent many holidays at my aunt's rose nursery.
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Painting Alla Prima
Aileen McLeod, Artist
Alla Prima is painting a subject matter in one sitting. It takes confidence but is fun to accomplish.
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Pastel Pink Hibiscus
Aileen McLeod, Artist
The Hibiscus is often identifies as a romantic flower. This particualr Hibiscus is very feminine with its delicate shades of Pink and White.
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Face to Face
Aileen McLeod, Artist
Portrait painting can be very rewarding. When painting portraits there are a few things to consider before putting brush to canvas.
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Art Therapy
Aileen McLeod, Artist
This article will entice you to take up your brushes and let you free your emotions.
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The Excitement of Art as the Visual Imagination
Dr. Mary C. Saleeby Ph.D, Art Historian, Egyptologist, Professor
Did you ever wonder what it would be like to live in a different era and experience different cultures and lifestyles. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all step back or possibly forward into time for just a blink of a moment and see what life was like using our visual imagination.
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Art as a Human Slide Projector
Dr. Mary C. Saleeby Ph.D, Art Historian, Egyptologist, Professor
How remarkable is the mind and the extraordinary things it does. The layers of our memory, the signals it sends throughout our body, all stem from an organ that essentially operates like a library. It aids in our visualization which allows the this wonderful world to be seen in all different shades and configurations.
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Art As A Second Language
Dr. Mary C. Saleeby Ph.D, Art Historian, Egyptologist, Professor
There are certain languages that are universal. The language of love,the language of caring and not to forget the language of art. Because of its ability to express, art can convey so many things. Some blissfully wonderful and some horribly distasteful. It becomes a second language to all regardless of where you come from or the dialect you speak.
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The Visual Idea
Dr. Mary C. Saleeby Ph.D, Art Historian, Egyptologist, Professor
Everything wonderful begins with a dream and then a concept until finally we gaze upon our imagination that has come true. It begins with a visual idea which leads us to the golden ring of reality.
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Art & Imagery Using Expressive Art Therapy
Dr. Mary C. Saleeby Ph.D, Art Historian, Egyptologist, Professor
Tucked away in some of the Greatest Masterpiece paintings stories hide in different ways. They range from religious, mythological and even personal expressions such as an experience that one might encounter in Expressive Art Therapy. To be able to read a painting one can unleash an array of feelings not only the stories the artists intended but the personal emotions that the artist is trying to convey.
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Taking the Mystery out of Reading Old Master Paintings
Contributor ,
Did you ever go to a Museum or view a painting, where you determine immediately whether you “love it” or “hate it” with no valid explanation? We have all been in that same situation. Understanding how to read paintings unlocks the mystery hidden in these masterpieces and allows one to fall in love with the power of art.
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How to Become an Artist
Contributor ,
Are you an artist looking for a welcoming, innovative, and cool online community to meet, share ideas, and just hang out? Artists Universe has all of the functionality you are looking for as well as a community full of creative people just like you.
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Artists Are Masters of Divine Essence - by Paula Andrea Pyle, MA.
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As far back as recorded time, man has been leaving indelible marks of artistic expression. Prompted by and through an insatiable drive to communicate, man has left personalized lines, smidgens, carvings, paintings, and sculpted forms, designs/motifs, in caves, buildings, and canvases, as well as, beautifully inspired architecture for the entire world to behold and enjoy.
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Surrealism and the Unconscious Mind
D P, Journalist
Surrealism was envisioned in different fields of artistic and social life. Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Arthur Rimbaud are now known for their priceless input into the development of the surrealist thought. Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, while not necessarily associated with the movement, inspired André Breton to overthrow the order of the old, traditional Europe. What’s the ultimate outcome of having several ingenious artists work together?
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"The Scream" by Edvard Munch
D P, Journalist
Modernism gave us many memorable works of art. Why is Munch's painting so unforgetable? What is so universal, ingenious and fascinating about "The Scream"?
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Immerse youself in water colour
Aileen McLeod, Artist
It is an intriguing medium and one that allows experimenting with. There are certain rules where Water Colour is concerned, although I believe rules in art can sometimes be broken; with Water Colour some rules must be adhered to.
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Porcelain Painting
Aileen McLeod, Artist
Porcelain painting is a fascinating form of art. The craft involves the painting of a subject with 'onglaze' colours to a glazed porcelain surface (sometimes on the bisque). Depth of colour is achieved by applying paint and firing in a kiln after each application.
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Painting the Dark-Skin Portrait
Aileen McLeod, Artist
There is a natural whimsical charm about the New Guinean. They are shy and unpretentious people.Skin tones vary throughout the Islands and here we have a beautiful chocolate-toned subject to paint.
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Bark is Beautiful
Aileen McLeod, Artist
Bark painting is both art and craft, so although brushes and paints aren’t employed in the form of bark painting, there is the skill of craftsmanship and an eye for colour and form in the natural materials.

The eyes, hands and imagination are the tools while the natural materials, such as various combinations of bark, seaweed and some plant life are combined to produce a dimensional look to these delightful pictures, allowing the beauty to be in the eye of the beholder.

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Aboriginal Study on Porcelain
Aileen McLeod, Artist
This study is a simple lesson for a beginner who wants to paint a portrait on porcelain.My subject is an Australian Aboriginal child.....My choice was a small dish to add simplicity of design.
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The Thrill of Silk Painting
Aileen McLeod, Artist
Silk Painting can be love at first sight and will grab you once you try your hand at this century's old craft of design. This art form is ideal for the creative person who cannot draw well but who has an artistic eye and the urge to play around with colour.
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Portrait in Acrylic from a photograph
Aileen McLeod, Artist
Your subject is more than just a face! Faces tell a story and the artist can share this story with their viewers. The artist holds the key to this with their creativity and this varies from artist to artist, so today we should see quite a few different versions of faces.
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