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The Art Shop


The Bella Vista Online Mall has an “Art Shop” of course.  Our area is full of artists and those who love arts.

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Digital Downloads

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Each product offered in our Shop has been carefully selected.

Art Mediums

Art mediums are the tools an artist utilizes to create his/her art or basically to make a mark on the paper or material the art is created on.

Some of the most common mediums used include:  Acrylic paints, pastels, oils, watercolors, colored pencils, markers and mixed media.

Acrylic Paints

Pastels

Oil Pastels

Oils

Watercolors

Colored Pencils

Other Mediums

 

As an artist myself, I began drawing when I was a child and loved to draw all during my younger years.  I was pretty good too and when I was about 11 years old, I applied for one of those contests where you win a free art education from somewhere in the new York area.  I submitted my drawing and was luck enough to attract some people from the drawing institute who came to visit me and my parents at my home.

Unfortunately, my family was of modest means and I had NOT won the free scholarship and would have had to pay for the art education.  But that was not possible for my family, so I did not get to study art as a child and my school offered no art classes at that time either.  I was very sad because of that and that experience was one of my saddest ones as a child growing up in rural Arkansas in a family of modest means.

 

 


Brushes

More Brushes

Palette Knives

Online Art Lessons/Info

Paint Basket Online Lessons Udemy Artist Network Gagnon Studio Online Painting Lessons A Walk Into Abstracts
A membership site for various art classes and free tutorials Udemy has classes on everything including art. Art lessons/videos and competition information A master artist teaching acrylic and oil painting. An Artist Resource downloadable ebook.  369 pages of artists doing abstract art.

While I have never forgotten my childhood and the loss of an opportunity to study art way back then, I can certainly say that my life did give me other chances to study art.  In my late teens I was able to purchase a Canon camera and I came to love photography and my camera.  I spent a lot of time in my 20’s learning how to use that camera and taking thousands of pictures. 

Years and years later, that first camera literally came apart in my hands (in spite of the duct tape I used to hold it together).  At that time, digital cameras were appearing on the market and I purchased my first digital camera.  I loved not having to pay for film development and that I could instantly “see” the image I had captured. 

As digital cameras improved, I continued to upgrade my camera and I was also able to utilize digital cameras at my federal job with FDA.  I would take images at the research laboratory I worked at and each year, help develop the annual research plan document.  My images would become a part of that document. 

I loved graphic software and was also able to incorporate my photography skills into cool posters for the research center.  I loved all that and my IT career with the FDA.  

Comments

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Product Categories (coming soon)

  1. Canvases
  2. Stretched canvas
  3. gallery wrapped canvas
  4. Canvas Board
  5. Watercolor paper
  6. Pastel paper
  7. Sketch books
  8. Journals
  9. erasers
  10. Easels
  11. Drawing pads
  12. Charcoal
  13. Pens
  14. Drawing pencils
  15. Mixing palette
  16. Resin supplies
  17. Glass jars
  18. Stencils
  19. artist tape
  20. Art Cases
  21. Portfolio cases
  22. Brush bags
  23. Light box
  24. Art table
  25. Canvas Panels
  26. Art training books
  27. Art training videos
  28. Art training DVDs
  29. Online art classes

 

 

 

 

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