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Acrylic Paint Changes in 2021

You may have noticed some changes happening in the store. Particularly in our acrylic paint section.  Over the last year, we took advantage of the opportunity to step back and examine options within the store. If you’ve been in the store recently, you may have noticed the complete revamp of the acrylic paint section. Briefly, […]

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Cleaning canvas paintings​

Cleaning canvas paintings​ We are regularly asked about cleaning paintings.  Here is the basic process we use to cleaning a painting. For cleaning a painting we start by removing the painting from the frame and cleaning the back side of the painting.  Yes, the back.  There can be a lot of dust and dirt accumulation […]

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Respect other people’s art work

I just had a customer enter our store to pick up a picture frame.  It happens a lot since we are a high end frame shop. What happened next scared me… The customer walked behind our counter where we keep our completed customer orders and began to handle completed frame projects.  We do not allow customers into […]

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Laura Mark Finberg

It’s Monday.  Time to showcase another artist!   Laura Mark Finberg Pennsylvania wildlife artist Laura Mark-Finberg’s paintings have been described as “windows unto the soul” of the animals she paints., During a career that has spanned more than twenty years Laura has explored a vast array of subjects in her quest to help the viewer […]

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Steve Hanks

It’s Monday.  that means its time to showcase another artist. Steve Hanks is an amazing watercolor artist.  I mean absolutely amazing.  He combines both a mastery of color theory and realism with the light airiness of watercolor to produce some of the most moving watercolor art I have ever seen. Though many of his subjects […]

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Freelance artist 101

The first thing to understand about making money with art is that you generally wont make your entire annual income on one art project.  Generally speaking, you might make anywhere from $20 to a couple thousand on a project.  It’s rare for an artist to make much more unless they are working on a very substantial […]

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The Etherington Brothers

 It’s Monday – that means it’s time to showcase a new artist! The Etherington Brothers are a fantastic comic art duo.  One brother does the artwork, while the other comes up with the snarky story lines and text.  I’ve followed the Etherington brothers for a number of years.  They have an amazing artistic sense and […]

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Make money with Art Material reviews

 Are you an artist? Want to make some EASY money? Review an art material and provide the information to the Art Supply House.  We’ll give you a $10 in store credit.  (Cash payments can be arranged, but there are certain additional legal requirements) All we need is the following: Come into the store and find a […]

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How to avoid becoming “The Starving Artist”

The reason for the stereotype… and how to avoid it I was inept at making money with art until… I was always a gifted artist, drawing from an early age.  I remember my mother would ask me what I wanted to draw and then make dot to dot pictures for me.  As I grew up I […]