Is it okay to paint over sandy stucco-like exterior house wall? Is there another method or preparation to refinish an exterior wall make of this substance? [more inside]
What are the best MFA programs in painting, both national and international, and resources and techniques for further researching them?
Looking for various sources of inspiration for painting/decorating a new apartment. [more inside]
My wife paints with oils. We're buying a house with a septic system. Will cleaning brushes in the sink be a problem? [more inside]
I gave a collector Right of First Refusal on a painting. How long should I give him to decide? [more inside]
Does anyone know where I can find a high res image of Lucas Cranach's The Fall of Man? Or, alternatively, a high res version of another classic painting of the Adam/Eve/Apple/Garden of Eden/Devil image?
Does it become legal to use a person's image without their consent or knowledge, as long as you put a black bar over their eyes and don't use their real name? I cannot afford to talk to a lawyer about this. [more inside]
HomeDecorFilter: How can I dye some curtains to very closely match my new walls? [more inside]
Any good general contractors/painters in the Austin/Round Rock, TX area, or a good "contractor review" web site that can point me to one? [more inside]
One of my favorite paintings is by Paul Klee; can anyone help me figure out what it is called? [more inside]
Name-That-Artist-Filter: Posted to the blue a couple years ago. Male painter. Possibly lived in California. Somewhat well known. Pictures of Victorian-era girls and teddy bears and other animals, some with slightly oversized heads and eyes, all with a vaguely weirdish feel to them. Sorry, that's all I can remember. Thanks in advance for hoping me.
What to charge for art? [more inside]
My daughter is in love with my old Zen Board (also called a Buddha board). What kind of paper is this thing made of? [more inside]
Recommendations for a good interior painter in NYC? And what do I look for in a painter? [more inside]
who painted this? appreciate the help, thanks!
Does anyone remember kids drawing/painting show from the early 80's hosted by a stereotypical type New England fisherman/sea captain? I remember it being on CBS early on Saturday mornings, 6am or so.
Tips for commissioning a painting? [more inside]
Can you identify this painting (164KB, flickr) for a friend? She's had it as wallpaper for awhile but doesn't know where she got it from. It looks Picasso-esque to me but I don't think it is him, not that I've got a great knowledge of his work.
Posting for a friend: I am looking for a geometric painting by Auguste Herbin. The title that I think is correct is "Eight 1", but I can't seem to find anything online with that title. Help. [more inside]
Help me paint even horizontal lines on a cotton shirt. [more inside]
I could paint that. Couldn't I? [more inside]
How should I paint a hard-shell guitar case? [more inside]
What are some examples of boundary breaking art in the 20th and 21st centuries? Has there been any art that caused riots, made huge headlines, caused masses to reevaluate their lives and societies? For the purposes of this question I would like to define art in the broadest possible way.
What's the next best thing to having an original Van Gogh? What's the third best thing etc? Are there reproductions that look almost identical in every respect? Or to put the question another way, what's the best I could get for under $2000 if I wanted a Starry Night (or any other priceless painting) hanging on my wall?
I want to paint one of the walls in my bedroom so that it gives the impression of flowing or moving water. The idea is to give a kind of mountain stream effect by: *putting river rocks along the edge of the wall by the floor *by making a small floor indoor water fountain with the same rocks for the middle of the wall. How can I get this effect on the wall? [more inside]
how can i paint my laminate top guitar? [more inside]
I am trying to identify a painting. It was by a 20th century American painter whose name escapes me. It was of a suburban landscape and slightly Hopperish. [more inside]
I recently had a painting restored and one of the details has been significantly changed. Do I leave the restoration alone or do I try to repair the repair? [more inside]
I'm making a floor cloth for our kitchen. The instructions I've found online called for canvas. I bought marine vinyl fabric instead of duck cloth canvas since it seemed sturdier. Now I'm wondering if I need to prime it. What will Kilz do to marine vinyl fabric? Do I need to paint the back of it? Anyone ever make a floor cloth? Any tips and hints are much appreciated.
Should I paint my red bricks white? [more inside]
I want to do some re-painting in my apartment. Unfortunately I'll be painting over several coats of chipping lead paint. Is there a way to pull this off without making it look awful or killing my brain cells? [more inside]
Speck (clear) case for my MacBookPro (15"). I want to do something really cool - paint it. What should I paint it (and how best to accomplish such?) [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with a surreal painting that shows a man and a woman lying in a bed that is floating down a river? [more inside]
Your experience with and-painted art - tacky or good value? [more inside]
Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin? [more inside]
I desperately need to find a copy of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes's "The Prodigal Son." [more inside]
What is the yellow painting of a table and chairs on the wall of the Pitrelli house in episode 19 of Heroes? It's not one of the prediction paintings. (spoilers) [more inside]
I have a vision for decorating my bathroom. It sort of involves an amateurish take on trompe-l'oeil -- I know I've seen it before, but I can't think of where. I'm hoping the Hive can put me on the right path to creativity. [more inside]
I'd like suggestions for a seascape/dreamscape in pastel/seashell colours that may or may not include shells, but hopefully includes water that I can paint on the wall of the pool shed/poolside shaded sitting area. [more inside]
Is it my responsibility to fix my fathers broken promise to my sister? [more inside]
Looking for a series of photographs that look like paintings of (IIRC) American suburbia taken at night time. [more inside]
So after entering Stage Two* of Newbie Guitar Hero play, I decided to get all fancy and paint my guitar. I had to take the thing apart to do so. In my eagerness to get it back together to see if I now had a nice looking 50$ paperweight, I did not wait as long as I should have to let the paint/varnish dry. Questions about repair and correction inside! [more inside]
Suggestions for portrait painters in Vancouver or San Francisco? We're trying to find a painter to commission two portraits for an anniversary present. The painter should be within striking distance to either city and have portraits in their portfolio. And yes, we are generally thinking of paintings, but should you know of a fantastic photographer in the same vein, post it here too. [more inside]
Please help me identify a painting. [more inside]
The tale: an ape in a zoo is taught how to draw. The first thing it draws is the bars of its cage. I've heard this story a couple of times (often in connection with Vladimir Nabokov), but can't find any information about the original experiment. Did this actually happen? Is it just a fable? Did Nabokov get Punk'd? Who was this ape and where can I find out more?
Fellow artists, I have drawn in pencil on a 24" x 30" gessoed wood panel. I would like to seal the drawing before painting on top of it. I've thought of spraying it with Damar varnish or coating it with acrylic gloss medium. My goal is to not smear the drawing. I can work in acrylic or oil. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks!