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“One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish…” “I do not like that Sam-I-am!” “Hop. Pop. Hop on Pop.” Unless you grew up under a rock, you know I’m quoting Dr. Seuss.  I cannot hear those words without getting nostalgic.  Lenny and I could probably recite most of his books by heart twenty-five years or so after we read them to our two children.  ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Hits: 9002
We had a request from one of our favorite clients to write a blog about regular maintenance of artwork. He was concerned after seeing dust on their frames and canvases and wanted to clean them without doing anything that might cause damage. I remembered writing a blog once called “The Care & Feeding of Your Artwork,” and when I went back to look ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 05 September 2014 | Hits: 7301
I thought it might be fun to introduce each member of The Art Shop staff by letting them tell you what they love to do (as related to The Art Shop).  Since I’m the one writing most of the blogs, I guess I’ll start with me. I am Arlene Dolin, Vice-President.  My husband, Lenny, and I have owned The Art Shop since 1989, which is difficult to ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Monday, 19 March 2012 | Hits: 4747
Did you hear about the woman from Concord who, while shopping for a blanket at a local Goodwill store, found two large canvases selling for $9.99 each?  She thought the pieces were ugly and dated, but bought them to paint over since she was an artist herself and canvas that size is expensive.  Her friends noticed a sticker on the back of ...
Section: Content | Category: Framing | Date: Friday, 28 September 2012 | Hits: 4994
... Artists - Michael & Inessa Garmash  Michael and Inessa Garmash, The Art Shop’s Russian painting duo, paint together on the same canvas and have done so beautifully and successfully for many years.  On their first visit to Greensboro, we had dinner with them and asked if they ever argued over a painting.  They laughed and said (through ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 10 January 2014 | Hits: 6322
... sad big-eyed children’s faces and you either loved them or hated them.  Apparently enough people loved them at the time to make Keane an extremely well known and successful artist.  Unfortunately, Walter wasn’t the artist – his wife was.  He convinced her no one would buy the art if it were done by a female artist.  She went ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 05 January 2015 | Hits: 6316
...  sell better when there are horses or figures in the foreground. Recognizable cities such as Venice sell better than unfamiliar ones. With still lifes, florals sell better than fruit. Within florals, roses are top sellers and chrysanthemums, the worst. (No one wants to have to spell it.) Water in a landscape or seascape ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 08 July 2013 | Hits: 11831
... generations.  Hanging in my childhood home are individual oil portraits of my sisters and me each at the age of three. A doting uncle had them commissioned from photographs when he was stationed in Germany and my parents treasured them. I always felt my children were the most beautiful children on the planet and an oil painting of them would ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Thursday, 07 June 2012 | Hits: 4508
... is "to make beautiful by ornamentation, to adorn or to add fanciful details to."  When we’re talking about art on canvas, embellishing refers to painting over areas of the image to enhance color and/or to add brush strokes to the finished work.  Embellishing techniques are as unique as the artists themselves – some use oil paints ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 02 March 2012 | Hits: 42916
... in Orlando, FL. These works are best viewed in person, so plan to join us at the gallery between April 4th and April 19th. If you’re too far away, you can see them on-line. Dr Seuss always dreamed of sharing this collection with his fans and he trusted his wife, Audrey, to carry out his wishes after his death. Audrey Geisel believes her husband deserves ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Monday, 24 March 2014 | Hits: 6806
... 1912 and 1948, amateur artists could win gold, silver or bronze in any of five different categories:  architecture, painting, sculpture, literature and music.  Entries had to have some sort of sporting theme and were judged by an international jury. Never heard of this?  Neither had I.  It’s probably because few artists of note ...
Section: Content | Category: Artists | Date: Friday, 03 August 2012 | Hits: 3980
Any plans for Valentine’s Day? Hope your celebration is better than this woman’s - she & her husband go to the card store every Valentine’s Day, pick out cards, read them to each other and then put them back on the shelf. (Yes, cards are pricey, but come on!) And I hope your spouse is more romantic than this woman’s - her husband (now ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Tuesday, 05 February 2013 | Hits: 3875
... collections. With mountains of stolen property piling up at Allied collecting points through Europe, they had to focus on returning the most famous and valuable works.  Critics say that strategy left out 90% of what was stolen. The Allies were there to clean up the mess as well as to rehabilitate and help the Germans put themselves back together ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Thursday, 20 February 2014 | Hits: 9223
... want your house, they will come up with any number of reasons. Of course, from our perspective, none of them were valid. We found a great smaller house in a very nice neighborhood, so we’re excited. As we wait for all the details to be settled, I’m trying to figure out what furniture and art we can fit into the new house and which pieces will have ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Monday, 09 June 2014 | Hits: 7407
... make very much money. I was in a big hurry to get rid of some pieces when we were getting ready to put our house on the market, so I took them to a local consignment shop. What I made didn’t even cover the cost of the glass. I’d have been better off donating them to GoodWill or Habitat and getting a tax deduction. (Check the fine print on your contract. ...
Section: Content | Category: Community | Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014 | Hits: 8362
 
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