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Gifts for the artist in your life • ZenART Supplies

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By Susan L Stewart Finding gifts for that special artist in your life can be confusing if you are not an artist. This guide will give you some options for supplies any artist will love. ZenART Supplies group their products around the medium your artist uses. “Medium” is an art term meaning the type of materials an artist uses to …

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A Studio Journal Will Organize Your Thoughts and Creativity

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by Susan L Stewart Notebooks and journals are used for all kind of purposes. I’ve used them for more than 30 years. What works best for me is to have a separate journal for different purposes. However, my favorite journal stays in my studio where I can find it when I need it. When I have an idea for a …

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Oil paint palettes will help you uncover your unique colors

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by Susan L Stewart Oil paint palettes are traditionally made of wood and are oval shaped. Place your paints around the edge and use the center to mix colors. This palette is practical if you want to stand at your easel with your colors right in front of you. I don’t have a painter’s palette, so I like to use …

Oil Paint Sets Can Help You Grow as an Artist

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by Susan L Stewart Oil paint sets are a great idea for any artist, especially those who are unfamiliar with various brands and aren’t quite sure of color choices. Manufacturers understand how their colors work together and use that information to combine them into sets as a convenience. Benefits of artists’ oil paint sets Buying your oil paints in small …