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Week 7: What’s your POP preference?

No, we are not talking about soda pop, but Pop Art!  Choose your favorite brand or icon- art supply, celebrity, or soda- and render it bright in one of the stylings of pop artists Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein.  Both of these artists used bright colors, black outlines and graphic details to create their work inspired by POP-ular culture brands, icons, and comics.  Try your hand at a repeated image with bright, colored backgrounds or draw it like a comic book. Note the use of primary and complementary colors in their vibrant works and try limiting your palette to a few colors and black.

On sale this week at Wet Paint is one of our favorite paints: Holbein Acryla Gouache at 35% off MSRP!  It is super versatile and can be applied on paper and panels. Fine tune your pop image with black lines created with the ever-POP-ular Pentel Pocket Brush Pen at 15% off MSRP!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies

 


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Week 6: Canines, Kitties, and Cake with Maira Kalman

maira-bassetIt’s all of your favorite things in one workout! Including gouache paint!  Check out the bold and beautiful illustrations by Maira Kalman (you may have seen her work in a magazine or children’s book) and take inspiration from her eclectic subject matter.  She has done everything from pets, food, shoes, and beyond.  For this workout, we would like you to focus on a pet and if you don’t have a pet, paint some cake (and then you can enjoy eating it)!  Or maybe surprise a family member with a portrait of their pet… or just cake. Kalman uses gouache and ink in her illustrations, so we suggest using our favorite Acryla gouache from Holbein, and your Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Look at her brushwork with the noticeable blending and her bright color palette mixed with pastel tones that make her illustrations pop.

Spread2LRG._V198773820_This week at Wet Paint, all Holbein Acryla Gouache is 25% off MSRP, and the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen is 15% off our everyday price!  Stock up, and don’t forget your refills!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies


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WP Weekly Workout- Week 2: Introduce Yourself with a Self-Portrait

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Egon Schiele self portrait

Step up to the mirror, it’s time to do a self-portrait! Make faces or practice your cool-as-a-cucumber look, or try one of each using different materials. Self-portraits are great practice and these are meant to be quick and simple – just look at Egon Schiele’s example (nice work, Egon!). Try a contour line drawing (like Egon did) or simple brush strokes that frame your face, or smudge your way along with a graphite pencil. These don’t need to be perfect, just a reflection of your sweet self!

Wet Paint will have several different drawing materials to choose from at a 15% discount for this week (2/26-3/4). Try the oh-so-popular Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (and it’s refillable!), the smooth range of Palomino Blackwing Pencils, or the trusty classic Sharpie marker!  Out of ink?  You can buy new stuff here!
And please feel free to share what materials you end up using. There are endless options out there to choose from!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!

If you are not on Facebook, share your photos in our Flickr group

We will also post our exercises here on our blog

Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies