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How Color Can Brighten Any Situation

Have you ever notice how when people see bright, colorful things, like flowers and art, they smile? It is no surprise that color is often associated with moods and positive thinking. You can make any situation better by wearing the right colors.   Lady in Red   It has longed been said that the color red can make any woman Read More


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Why Art?

Why do art in the first place?   There are many reasons to this but the most important reason is whichever one matters the most to you.   Art works for me because it allows me to escape “real life” and take a moment out of my day.   I could work on a piece of work for hours and Read More


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Color and Emotion

Color can cause emotional reactions.   Even with the photograph above, notice how the background is neutral and all of the other colors are relatively neutral as well.   Colors offer a way for use to convey emotion.   I’m sure there has been studies done on the emotional reaction to color as well.


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Acrylic or Oil?

So, are you trying to figure out what the difference is in painting with acrylic and oils?   Why do some people prefer one over the other?   Is there a difference?   Yes…most definitely there is a huge difference between the two types of paints.   Unfortunately, both paints will stain your clothing so if you are looking for Read More


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What is color?

Hi There!   Mary Here.   I figured since I love painting we will start out with a conversation/lesson about color.   I’m the painter of CJS creative and prefer to spend my day nose deep in oils or arcrylics. (I’ll talk about the difference in a future post).   Today, let’s talk about color.   Color is more of Read More