Uh oh, I think we used old shellac. Now what? [more inside]
Looking for stories/poems/paintings/etc. that include a letter written in blood. [more inside]
Which of these blues is closest in colour to the blue on the exterior of the TARDIS? (Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, or Matt Smith era TARDIS.)
What color to paint the frames of some neat little animal prints from a yard sale? [more inside]
Ten years ago I saw a painting at the Ringling museum in Sarasota. It wasn't there today. Help me figure out what it was. [more inside]
What 2-D, physical, non-photographer, non-sequential (more or less straight-ahead drawers and/or painters) artists are considered to be "cutting edge" right now?
Can I get some guidance on commissioning a black velvet painting? [more inside]
Does anyone recognize this painting or artist? [more inside]
If I need plumbing, painting, electrical, HVAC work and carpentry work done on my newly purchased home, is it better to hire one contractor for all the work or just find a separate painter, electrician, HVAC guy etc? I am a first time home buyer, so sorry if this is an obvious question. [more inside]
I want to paint my house interior trim a neutral/white color that will complement a wide range of wall colors in different rooms. How do I select from the gazillion whites out there? [more inside]
Painting identification: Who painted this? A friend saw it at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. He said it was a 19th century American painting hanging in a visible storage area and not in a regular gallery and that it wasn't labeled. Thanks!
DIYfilter: Making simple modern paintings as a novice artist? [more inside]
Can you suggest some inspiration pictures for artwork involving old maps? [more inside]
I'm turning a small vintage samsonite leather suitcase into a baby travel kit that will stay in my sister's truck. I know how to get the lingering smells out, and how to replace the liner. I also figured out how to clean leather. But what type of paint is best to use on leather? I want to add some decorative elements with a baby theme to the outside and I'm not sure if acrylics are okay.
My brother has asked me -('cause I is a genius with this new Net thing) to identify a painting he came across in France, and additionally to translate the Japanese hieroglyphics contained within said pic. Tin-Eye was no help as it only linked to 4 expired Ebay-France pages. [more inside]
What American (?) naturalist landscape painter am I thinking of? I took this photo in Ketchikan, Alaska while on vacation last week. It reminds me of a painter who painted grand American landscapes with lots of lush detailed realistic trees (and mountains), maybe in the past 100 years. I feel like I'd have seen his work on posters or calendars, or promoting US conservation groups. Any ideas?
Your opinion on this American naive/folk painting? [more inside]
Several years ago, my boyfriend and I saw a really weird painting/print/poster in a thrift store. We didn't buy it (nooo!), it disappeared shortly thereafter (NOOO!) and it's haunted us ever since. What WAS it? [more inside]
Is there a name for this style of painting? [more inside]
This is a screencap from an episode of the "Ray Bradbury Theater" series from the 1980's. I tried using the Google Goggles app on my phone, both with the picture on my TV and on my computer monitor, but it can't scan it all the way. When it does come close, it can identify it as some sort of iconography, but that's it. Does anybody have any idea who the artist might be, or the title of the painting itself? [more inside]
What do you think this white film covering everything might be? [more inside]
How much did it cost to get your house painted? [more inside]
Last fall, I painted primer onto a newly-built shed, and have not gotten to painting it beyond that until now. It's been a rainy winter. The primed shed has some dirt on it. What do I need to do to get it ready to paint? [more inside]
Studio apartment 2.0: What are some simple and affordable tweaks I can make to basic furnishings that let me shop at IKEA without looking like all I did was shop at IKEA? [more inside]
How do I clean cat pee off an oil painting? [more inside]
Where do you go to find new typographic art? [more inside]
I would love to find out how to get a print/copy/high res scan/whatever of this painting (?) shown behind Steve Austin on the show Tough Enough (link goes to YT clip). Anyone know where to find it or have information on the artist?
What's a good bar-restaurant in Oakland, CA to hold a weekly social drawing event? [more inside]
Can we paint our dull, lousy-looking laminated timber floors? [more inside]
Who painted these paintings from this movie? [more inside]
Framing a watercolor painting. How? [more inside]
Installation/exterior decoration artists: What materials to use to draw/paint permanent text and illustrations on a brick wall? [more inside]
I'm looking for a piece of model or miniature painting advice. Please to step into my office.. [more inside]
DIY: is it easier to go a good DIY job painting walls (interior) or installing laminate floors? [more inside]
I have a big, big room I'd like to paint. Do I really need to sand and wash every inch of the walls? [more inside]
What is the most efficient way to paint over high gloss paint? [more inside]
Should I paint, or dust and clean my condo popcorn ceiling texture? Not looking to remove! [more inside]
What sort of paint should I use to decorate white fabric pendant lightshades? [more inside]
Just bought my first home! Looking for resources for masculine painting and decorating examples/tips. I have scanned through the old posts on decorating/painting and have found them either too feminine or with old/broken links. [more inside]
my friend has a photo (not this one, but one that's similar in that there are lots of different characters doing zany things) that she wants turned into a mini painting. etsy alchemy is 'being phased out,' apparently. how could she find an artist who is willing to paint this for her? [more inside]
I'd like to add a Latin or French phrase meaning "from life" (i.e., short for "painted from life") to my signatures on paintings to differentiate my work from artists who rely on photos and video monitors instead of live models for their work. I'd like it to be pithy and idiomatic, and so I'm somewhat reluctant to rely on Google Translate . . .
How should I approach teaching classes in digital painting? [more inside]
Looking for the name of a New York artist from the 1950's or 1960's. [more inside]
Can you identify this fantasy painting that keeps being reposted without attribution on Tumblr? [more inside]
I just bought a house across the street from a Home Depot, all of the walls are white, and I'm indecisive. Please help me use up my many paint samples. [more inside]