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Photo to Painting: Do Your Soul Some Good.

Click on the below link to view this touching watercolor created in order to capture the innocence of the young and tenderness of a priceless moment.¬†https://s3.amazonaws.com/newpyl/pyl_showcase/2e71_1550682533022019.jpg Alt Attribute: Touching watercolor created in order to capture the innocence of the young and tenderness of a priceless moment.  Art allows a piece of the intangible…
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Mastering the Art of Composition

Mastering the Art of Composition

Mastering the Art of Composition Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Arrangement of objects whether it be a photograph, design or a painting is integral to its success. Objects that are meant to be seen need to be arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner and therefore in composition you need to pay careful attention to lines, shapes , colour form and negative space to name a…
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Living Coral

Living Coral

The Orange Hue which is the New Black: Living Coral. Neleisha Weerasinghe enlightens us on this exciting new color. Yes you heard it, orange hues are in vogue again, and just like turquoise or teal this orange hue is at home with fashion, your living room, make up and even your electronic accessories. So what is this new color that has got the design world all excited. It is none other…
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Making the Most of Being A Creative

Read what Neleisha Weerasinghe has to say about Making the Most of Being a Creative. Being a creative individual can be very challenging. In this day and age when there are many things pressing on our time and fighting for our attention, it is easy to either get lost in our work or lose out on productivity at the same time. These two elements seem to constantly be at odds with each other. So…
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Art Making and Motherhood

A Career in Art Making and Motherhood, Do you really have to choose? A blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. For a long time there have been questions on working mothers and childcare. Are they good enough at doing both? Do the children get neglected? There is also this primitive notion that a woman should give up everything else when it comes to having a child. Some women still think it…
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The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style

Neleisha Weerasinghe tells us about The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style. When it comes to the term Gothic, there are many ideas that come to mind, from horror movies to literature, architecture and art to name a few. From these the more popular or well known seem to be the Gothic Architecture style and Paintings that have derived various stylistic forms to distinguish it from…
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Curator

The Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art

Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Have you ever wondered what a curated art exhibition is and what a curator really does? Does an artist need such a person to exhibit his or her work? Is the Role irrelevant? Does it add any value or is it simply a glorified post for someone who talks about art? Let's look in a bit more detail as to what the role…
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Paredolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia, a blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Inanimate Objects Taking a Life of their Own Have you ever seen faces or animals on walls or even on inanimate objects? Do you have creative ideas popping off the walls? People tend to see faces a lot because we are programmed that way to identify each other and we are face to face with people every day, so there is a high likely hood of you…
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A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics by Thomas Boldt. Acrylic paint was first invented at the turn of the 20th century and has gone on to become one of the most popular and widely-used paints of all time. Renowned for both the quality of its color and its flexible nature, fast-drying acrylics are the tool of choice for many beginner hobbyists and professional painters alike. Whether you're a novice…
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Ana Mendieta

Ana Mendieta: The Body and The Earth

Ana Mendieta: The Body and The Earth by Ana Brdar The Cuban-American artist Ana Mendieta is one of the most important names of feminist art, as well as a pioneer of utilizing the body and natural elements in order to explore wider ideas of exile and alienation. Mendieta was born in Cuba on November 18th 1949, into a politically engaged family. Her great uncle was the president of Cuba,…
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