Monday, May 25, 2015

Figure Painting (free masterclass)

figure painting | watercolor techniques | FREE online art class → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/05/figure-painting-free-masterclass.html

This week, I am launching a FREE 4-part video master class in painting the figure. Here’s the thing: You can’t buy this 4-part video series on how to paint the nude figure. There’s only one way to get it—by subscribing to my FREE email newsletter.


All you need to do is click on the wait list button Once you do that, I will email you as soon as the first video is ready and then you will be notified via email when each new video is released.
https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/go-figure-free-training-series/
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https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/go-figure-free-training-series/

   Here's what you'll learn...

  • the 5 best poses for the figure
  • the 3 biggest mistakes novice artists make (and how to avoid them)
  • 4 ways to create a background that enhances the figure
  • color theory and how it applies to skin color and mixing tones
  • best materials and watercolor supplies for achieving professional results

 

This training is for you if...

  • you desire to paint emotion and evoke beauty in your work
  • you want to conquer your fear of starting a figure
  • you hope to go far beyond what you are capable of at present
  

Why you'll love this free class...

  • explanations are clear and easy to understand
  • the information offered in this free class is better than what you may get in other paid online courses
  • much of the knowledge presented applies to all figure painting, not just to watercolors
https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/go-figure-free-training-series/
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Figure Painting in Watercolor (the survey)

Figure Painting in Watercolor → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/05/figure-painting-in-watercolor-survey.html
I have been working on a figure painting online art class and now I am getting ready to release a  new set of training videos on how to paint the figure. 

I would love for you to join me, but first, I really need to know what exactly it is you want to learn. See, I don't like to just guess what it is you want to learn. I really want to know so that I can design a course that is exactly what you want. 


Figure Painting in Watercolor → http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/05/figure-painting-in-watercolor-survey.html
Now, because I know your time is valuable, if you fill out this survey which only has ten questions, leave your email and I will enter you to win the class for free. That's right, for free. 

So, all you have to do is help me design the perfect course so that I can teach you all my watercolor secrets for painting the figure.→ take survey






Take the survey and be entered to win the figure painting class for free!

When was the last time you drew or painted from a model? Do you have the courage to try figure painting this year?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring in Antarctica

mixed media art by Miriam Schulman @schulmanArt http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/05/spring-in-antarctica.html
As part of my new series of animals in springtime, I created this penguin family. Now, in my other series I waxed poetic about the feelings of warmth sunshine and flowers yet this penguin painting also depicts spring, (→ discover all penguin art)


Spring in Antarctica


In early spring, the baby penguins arrive to one of the coldest places on earth. These little families obey the laws and habits of nature and yet also define a springtime ritual. For this art, I wanted to include the warmth and love of the penguin family in the midst of cold and snow.

Frozen Royalty


Although, I have never been to Antarctica and only witnessed penguins in zoos, the color purple is the one that best embodies the frozen royalty of the penguins. I am sure I am not alone as the radiant orchid hue was the dominant color in Disney's Frozen as well. (see blog post: 5 Ways Pantone Picks the Color of the Year)

 

Depicting Movement


In addition, I wanted to depict the movement of the snow by using lots of texture in the background. Look carefully at the background and see what you discover hidden in the layers. For example, I included piano music to represent the songs of mating birds. What can you discover?

https://www.etsy.com/listing/233964348/original-bird-art-canvas-painting-purple


“Once a penguin finds its perfect other penguin, they stay together pretty much forever.”~Anna Staniszewski (tweet this)


Are you looking for original penguin art? This mixed media collage art on canvas pictures a family of penguins in a melody of purples. You will love adding this whimsical penguin painting to your home's room decor. The one of a kind contemporary wall art makes a statement in your modern home. The penguin is surrounded by a cacophony of rich colors and textures.

 http://tinyurl.com/schulmanarts
Want to save on this art right now? let me email you the latest coupon
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233964348/original-bird-art-canvas-painting-purple
TITLE: Purple Penguin Party
SIZE: 8x8" canvas art
dominant colors: purple lilac violet black white
The canvas sides are painted black,
no framing required to display but optional frame as shown is available
MEDIA : Watercolor, acrylic, piano Sheet Music, Collage on CANVAS
Pricing: see etsy listing

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  • The Magic of White

  • Spring Romance

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    Attention Artists and Art Students!

    https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/mixed-media-madness-survey/
    Are you interested in learning how to create this type of art?
    I am designing an online class just for you!
    Just add your name to the wait list and then if you have time,
    take the online quiz to design the class of your dreams.

     

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Spring Romance

To me spring doesn't officially begin until the forsythia burst forth with their vibrant yellow blooms. Next, the pink azaleas open to trumpet that spring is here to stay.

Signals of Spring


The combination of that bright pink and yellow are quintessential signs of spring. The flowers blooming with their fresh scents in the air. That along with the warm sunshine on my skin puts a lightness to my step.

Annual Mating Dance


I notice pairs of geese and other animals doing their spring mating rituals. As a December baby, I am a product of that annual mating dance and my biology is keenly attuned to the rhythms of the season of spring.

Celebrate Romance of Spring


"Peaches grow wild, and pigs can live in clover...
The spring begins before the winter's over...."~Elinor Wylie (tweet this)


This spring artwork of two pigs celebrates the romance of spring through the colors and theme of pairs.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=pig+art&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
TITLE: Little Piggies
SIZE:  8x10in gallery wrapped Canvas
SIDES: painted black  1 ½" sides
MEDIA: mixed media on Canvas with acrylic varnish
FRAMING: not required! canvas comes wired and ready to hang on the wall
PRICE: for purchasing information, see etsy 

 http://tinyurl.com/schulmanarts
Want to save on this art right now? let me email you the latest coupon

This mixed media art of two pink pigs combines the best of collage & mixed media for lots of texture and dimension. The animal art would be at home in boho and cottage chic decors. Makes a great birthday gift, baby gift and suitable for decorating a girls' room - even big girls like you. (see all mixed media art )


The light pink of the pigs will inspire you with thoughts of spring and romance. The happy pigs are surrounded by purple polka dots to spark your creativity and imagination. The addition of the green of nature will bring forth positive feelings of new beginnings and abundance. (see all art with pink in it)

This whimsical and happy art will alter the mood of your room and everyone in it.  You will never get bored of discovering the textures and layers that complete this artwork. Discover something new each time you look at it. (see all mixed media animal art )


Attention Artists and Art Students!

https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/mixed-media-madness-survey/
Are you interested in learning how to create this type of art?
I am designing an online class just for you!
Just add your name to the wait list and then if you have time,
take the online quiz to design the class of your dreams.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Magic of White


mixed media collage art http://schulmanart.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-magic-of-white.html 

Lately, I have been embracing the power and the magic of white in my art and it is so addicting. I have been adding white in the form of white drips, white text on colored backgrounds (in found magazine images), and of course, white birds as in this Peking duck.
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=duck+art&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Duck Darling, mixed media art. by Miriam Schulman. private collection but you can collect a fine art print here

 http://tinyurl.com/schulmanarts
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Magic of white


white duck art → https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=white+duck&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
the red dot means SOLD!
Was it the magic of white that drew everyone to this happy duck during my open studio last week? It was one of the first paintings that sold. Everyone who came in after wanted to collect the art as well.  (prints available on etsy and imagekind)

White is for angels


White is often associated with purity, cleanliness, and virtue. Like an angel, the duck looks out onto the room and protects all with his magical powers. The dominant colors are teal blue, lime green and white and there is a gingham brown ribbon that runs along the horizon line.



duck art → https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=duck+art&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Here is the art while I was working on it on my art table. Explore all my duck art, or look through my animal art portfolio.

How the colors in the art calm you down


The lime green evokes positive feelings of nature while the aqua blue provides a calming affect. The brown ribbon grounds you making you feel safe. It is important to me that the art makes you feel both happy and calm at the same time. How does the art make you feel?

Attention Artists and Art Students!

https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/mixed-media-madness-survey/
Are you interested in learning how to create this type of art?
I am designing an online class just for you!
Just add your name to the wait list and then if you can,
take the online quiz to design the class of your dreams.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Bovine Animal Spirits

Did you know you can invite animal spirits into your home to protect you?

Whimsical and happy art has the power to alter the mood of your room and everyone in it. You will never get bored of discovering the textures and layers in mixed media collage art. Find something new each time you look at these paintings.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=cow+art&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Forever Friends, by Miriam Schulman 12x12" original mixed media art available to collect on etsy → click here

 

Happy and Calm at the same time


The colors are intended to make you feel happy yet calm at the same time. The orange in the art adds energy while the brown in the art will ground you. Although colors and the way you react can be highly personal, the warm colors in this art will make you feel energized, warm, passionate and positive. Feel enthusiastic about your day after looking at art.

Brown evokes wholesomeness, and dependability


The brown, beige and tan in the art evokes nature, wholesomeness, and dependability. Together, with the steady stare of the bluish gray cow this art will make you feel safe and guarded over. The cow represents calm, responsible and nurturing qualities.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=cow+art&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Baleful Eyes, by Miriam Schulman 12x12" original mixed media art available to collect on etsy → click here

 http://tinyurl.com/schulmanarts
Want to save on this art right now? let me email you the latest coupon

 

Green =  new beginnings, abundance, and nature


Moreover, there are touches of mint green to remind you of new beginnings, abundance, and nature


https://www.etsy.com/shop/SchulmanArts/search?search_query=cow+art&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Steer Stare, 12x12"  original mixed media canvas by Miriam Schulman available to collect through etsy

Invite these animals to live with you in your home if these are qualities you desire.

Discover the entire collection of cow art just listed Spring 2015 on etsy! → click here 

Attention Artists and Art Students!

Are you interested in learning how to create this type of art? I am designing an online class just for you!
https://schulmanart.leadpages.net/mixed-media-madness-survey/


Just add your name to the wait list and then if you can, take the online quiz to design the class of your dreams. 






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Monday, April 27, 2015

Spring Studio Soiree

open studio of Miriam Schulman May 6, 2015 supporting Friends of Music and Art
I used to host an open studio once a year...and quite frankly I am not quite sure why I stopped. This year an alignment of events and coincidences or non-coincidences ( if you don't believe in coincidences) has spurred me back into action.

When one door closes... find a window. (tweet this)


Normally, each spring I bring seven of my finest orginal canvases to the Burr Homestead in Fairfield CT along with a portfolio rack of 30 carefully chosen matted prints. The Junior League of Fairfield County ran this successful art event for many years retaining 40% of the sales price and I found new collectors each year. Unfortunately this year, they decided not to host the art event again.

original modern abstract landscape art mixed media collate art by Miriam Schulman http://www.miriamschulmanstudio.com/index.html

Commissions for Charities not Galleries


Around the same time that I  realized the event was not happening the universe took care of me in the form of art business guru Alyson Stanfield. In her weekly newsletter, she suggested pairing with a charity and donating 50% of the sales. I am not sure if that was her exact suggestion, but that was my take away. Immediately, my wheels started spinning as I thought about organizations I could partner with that would benefit from the donations and whose members also support the arts. Although 50% sounds generous, and it is, this is the commission fees normally reserved for New York galleries

open studio of Miriam Schulman May 6, 2015 supporting Friends of Music and Art

Wednesday before Mother's Day

So right now I am busy gathering up my artworks and carting them up to my studio. The open studio will run the Wednesday before Mother's Day which is a great time for my local collectors and members of Friends of Music and Art to treat themselves or pick out a gift for someone else. IN addition to original fine art, I also use my creativity to make musical jewelry and other treasures. My cosmetic bags have been featured in New York Museum gift shops including the Hudson River Museum and The Katonah Museum of Art.
sunflower art | sunflower painting | art by Miriam Schulman http://www.miriamschulmanstudio.com/index.html
I have a lot of new art that I haven't had time to list on my website..and may never make it there if they find homes with new collectors during the open studio. If you live in the New York area, I would love to greet you in my home studio and show you around.

Door Prizes



There will be wine and cheese, of course. I am also sponsoring a free raffle of some fabulous door prizes. All you have to do is leave a card with your name and email to be entered.


open studio of Miriam Schulman May 6, 2015 supporting Friends of Music and Art
So what do you say? Come and celebrate spring with me on May 6th. My studio is at 26 Claremont Road in Scarsdale and is conveniently located at exit 18 off the Bronx River Parkway northbound. The public is invited from 7-10pm with a wine and cheese reception.

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You can take a sneak peek at some of the art that will be offered at the open studio when you download your free guide →it's free!

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