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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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.
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.
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.
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Product Categories (coming soon)
- Stretched canvas
- gallery wrapped canvas
- Canvas Board
- Watercolor paper
- Pastel paper
- Sketch books
- Drawing pads
- Drawing pencils
- Mixing palette
- Resin supplies
- Glass jars
- artist tape
- Art Cases
- Portfolio cases
- Brush bags
- Light box
- Art table
- Canvas Panels
- Art training books
- Art training videos
- Art training DVDs
- Online art classes