Fabric Painting As A Career

Fabric painting is not the most conventional of careers to choose from; in fact most would relegate it to the hobbies listing, an obscure craft. Some would ask, “Who would want to spend their career with fabric paint?” But think about it; if the career were not a significant one, we would all be sitting on bland, colorless and design free furniture, we would probably all be dressed up in flour sacks and staring at blank walls. Of course that’s a slight exaggeration, but you get the point, I’m sure.

As a career fabric painter, you have the opportunity to add creative and sometimes colorful value to the world we live in. Although fabric painting can be a laborious pursuit it has become thousands of times easier to reproduce fabric painting on numerous mediums. With the advent of digital art, reproduction artwork can be placed on cups, plates, textiles, shoes, wood and more.

The prospects are actually quite exciting when you think about it. Rather

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Commercial and Industrial Painting Tips

Commercial and industrial buildings, like their residential counterparts, require constant upkeep which includes the occasional paint job. Yet, painting projects for commercial and industrial ventures are often very different in scope and execution than, say, a single-family home. There are, however, some simple tips that landlords and property owners can follow that will expedite the process and make sure the painting job is completed to satisfaction:

Planning your Painting

Planning is always a necessary component to any successful painting project and it becomes increasingly important with larger commercial or industrial buildings. Before you even begin a consultation, have a general vision in mind of what you would like to have completed. Additionally, keep in mind any time restraints which may arise and periods of high commercial traffic which may be inconvenienced by any significant painting upgrades.

Think Through the Feel and Brand of your Commercial

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His Most Famous Painting (Bride of the Wind) – Oskar Kokoschka

‘Expressionist’ Austrian painter, poet, and playwright of Czech origin, Oskar Kokoschka was known for his highly dramatized portrayals. One of his most incredible and extraordinary creation is “The Tempest (Bride of the Wind), an oil on canvas painting, measuring 5’11” x 7’3″, created in 1914. Oskar Kokoschka made “The Tempest” using the muted color tones of pastel green and pink, with a prominent use of dark blue and grey, composing the background too. Kokoschka’s use of dull color scheme adds to the mystical aspect of the illustration. He painted “The Tempest” in the mourning of his failed intense and passionate love affair with his muse Alma Mahler (a Viennese socialite who was a widow of composer Gustav Mahler). The bizarre painting was a tribute to her.

“The Tempest (Bride of the Wind)” depicts Alma and Oskar himself lying naked until the waist, entwined on a shell like vessel, floating o

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Learn Advanced Auto Spray Painting Techniques and Car Spray Paint Patterns

One thing is for sure if you are going to be a paint technician then how good you are at it will all depend on how well you learn to operate your spray guns. They are the tools of the trade and can mean the difference in your being an excellent paint technician or a poor one. Not only must one learn the various techniques involved with the spray guns there is also a must have knowledge to be gained in how to maintain the spray guns to keep them in their optimum working condition. You can have all the techniques mastered but if your gun is not operating properly then in won’t matter about your techniques.

You have to visualize what the spray gun is doing when in operation such as taking tiny droplets of paints then breaking these droplets down into thousands of small particles. What gives the spray gun its ability to do this is its nozzle set. This is the air cap, paint needle and the fluid tip. There are variables that determine the size of those thousands of droplets o

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His Most Famous Painting (Midnight Black Wolf) – Robert Bateman

Canadian naturalist and painter Robert Bateman was born in Toronto, Canada, on May 24, 1930. Since childhood, he has been interested in wildlife and art. He was initially inspired by the famous “Group of Seven,” a club of Canadian ‘Realistic’ painters. Bateman perfected the art of beautifully portraying nature & wildlife on canvas. While he started his artistic stint with creating ‘Abstract’ paintings of nature, he transitioned to ‘Realism’ in the 1960s. His focus was mostly on depicting beauty in its original form, for which he travelled extensively and used his keen observation power to accurately depict the various facets of nature. One of the methods Bateman has applied while painting his works is clicking photographs and using them as models for his creations. Robert Bateman achieved iconic feat with his work “Midnight Black Wolf.”

While Bateman has also sketched and painted people & activities, in one o

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Commercial Painting Services and Its Benefits

It’s always a nice feeling to move into a brand new workspace – everything is clean and it’s a more comfortable place to work. However, over time, almost without being noticed, the space becomes “used”; scratches and dirt might appear on walls – and it can have a negative impact on the workplace.

There are many studies that show how surroundings can affect an employee’s ability to work. Something as simple as wall colour has been shown to affect productivity, concentration and the amount of time spent at workstations. Fewer accidents happen in brighter work spaces, and the need for extra lighting is reduced.

A simple fresh coat of paint can help accomplish many of these objectives – increased productivity, safety and reduced costs – in a very cost efficient way.

The benefits do not stop there. Customers, suppliers and investors all take notice of your workplace. The more professional look of a well-paint

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How to Prepare Your Palette for Oil Painting

In oil painting palette has two meanings. The first refers to the surface on which your paint is mixed; the second meaning is the array of colors employed for painting.

Most artists prefer a wood palette. Some use a thick piece of glass placed atop a sheet of gray paper. But a glass palette is restricted to studio use and working from a taboret, which is a small table that holds the bulk of your painting gear.

My preference is for the wood palette. Wood palettes come in a variety of shapes and sizes; the most popular is the oval shape that is designed to fit in the crook of your elbow and is gripped with your thumb through the hole in the palette. The wood palette can be either a small, dinner-plate size or a large platter. As a teacher I recommend that beginners use the smaller size palette.

Before the palette can be used for painting it needs to be prepared with a sealant. Unsealed palettes will leach the delicate oils from your paint and rob them of their lus

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What Characteristics Make a Great House Painter?

If you are looking for a house painter for your painting project, you definitely require the best house painter in town. Finding a good house painter for outdoor painting is not an easy task. To help you, here are some qualities to look for before calling on a painter.

Punctual and well-mannered

A trusted painter is always accurate and gentle and respects the customer’s color options. Because the painter often finds new clients through word of mouth, it is important that each of his clients be happy.

Perfectionist

A good house painter is always a perfectionist, loves good work and straight lines. To do this, he will choose the best techniques for each project and you will not hesitate to ask questions to the paint retailers to make sure that you have the products that will provide you the best results.

A good reputation

A good house painter should provide 3 to 5 references. Take the time to contact them. This will help you get an idea

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How to Make Your House Painting Stand Out?

Do you want your home to stand out? Choose a color that shows personality. Oftentimes, color makes you feel that your home is unique, especially to those people who live in a housing development wherein homes are built with similar style and architecture. In these areas, House Painting is the only way to distinguish themselves from the others, so when it is time to get your house painted, then it sure requires some thought.

Picking house paint colors makes the House painting process more complicated. You may already have a color in your mind, but still not sure. If you pick colors that are dull, your house may seem flat and featureless. However, if the colors you pick are too bold, they might overwhelm the architecture and eventually upset the neighbors. Once you get your color right, house painting will highlight the most beautiful features of your home.

Quality house painting can even disguise architectural and design flaws, boost up the curb appeal and increase mark

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Is Running A Painting Business Seasonal?

I was just eavesdropping in on someone’s conversation this morning who just started their own painting business but complains that it is a bit slow. Someone else remarked saying that “they didn’t want to burst their bubble but painting is seasonal”.

Well, I WOULD like to burst that guy’s bubble and say, “No, painting is not seasonal. Only the type of painting you do can be classified as seasonal”. Yes, EXTERIOR painting is seasonal from spring until fall unless of course you live in a warmer climate.

But other types of painting like faux painting, mural painting, interior painting for residential, commercial and industrial are year round markets you can stay busy in.

As a matter of fact, when I first started my painting business, it was in the early fall. I found residential work all the way through the winter – even the toughest part, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not too bad I guess for my first ye

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