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What is this Zen Board made out of?

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]
posted by jeanmari on Jan 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Paintin' purty...recommendations for painters in NYC

Recommendations for a good interior painter in NYC? And what do I look for in a painter? [more inside]
posted by kenzi23 on Jan 26, 2008 - 1 answer

who painted this?

who painted this? appreciate the help, thanks!
posted by mordecai on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Name that kids drawing show hosted by a sea captain?

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.
posted by Captain_Science on Nov 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Tips for commissioning a painting?

Tips for commissioning a painting? [more inside]
posted by jmstephan on Nov 6, 2007 - 6 answers

identify this painting?

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.
posted by 6550 on Oct 30, 2007 - 27 answers

Unknown painting of woman with water jug

Can anyone identify this painting of a woman holding a water jug on her shoulder? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias on Oct 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Things are beautiful if you love them

Please help me ID some art. [more inside]
posted by donnagirl on Oct 24, 2007 - 4 answers

Can you identify a Herbin painting only by a (possibly incorrect) title?

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]
posted by 23skidoo on Oct 23, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me paint even horizontal lines on a cotton shirt.

Help me paint even horizontal lines on a cotton shirt. [more inside]
posted by phyrewerx on Oct 19, 2007 - 7 answers

He makes it look so easy.

I could paint that. Couldn't I? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 17, 2007 - 40 answers

Girl in black scarf on red background - painting ID

Can you identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Oct 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Painting a guitar case

How should I paint a hard-shell guitar case? [more inside]
posted by ITheCosmos on Oct 9, 2007 - 6 answers

Controversial art

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.
posted by arcticwoman on Oct 4, 2007 - 45 answers

Costs and quality of art reproduction?

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?
posted by vizsla on Sep 25, 2007 - 18 answers

How to paint a moving water effect on 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]
posted by riverjack on Sep 25, 2007 - 6 answers

how can i paint my laminate top guitar?

how can i paint my laminate top guitar? [more inside]
posted by dflemingdotorg on Sep 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Wall painting effect

How would one paint a wall with this effect. [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 26, 2007 - 7 answers

What was that painting?

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]
posted by Kiwi on Aug 19, 2007 - 7 answers

Should I try to re-restore my painting?

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]
posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2007 - 9 answers

How do I successfully make a floor cloth out of marine vinyl fabric?

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.
posted by orangemiles on Jul 25, 2007 - 9 answers

Should I paint my bricks white?

Should I paint my red bricks white? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 22, 2007 - 22 answers

How can I paint over my lead paint?

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]
posted by christinetheslp on Jul 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Suggest ideas to help me paint my MacBookPro case.

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]
posted by Towelie on Jul 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Bed floating in a river art?

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]
posted by kuujjuarapik on Jun 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Hand-painted art - tacky or good value?

Your experience with and-painted art - tacky or good value? [more inside]
posted by TheRaven on Jun 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin?

Where in Chicago can a beginner artist begin? [more inside]
posted by stance on Jun 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me find this painting!

I desperately need to find a copy of Pierre Puvis de Chavannes's "The Prodigal Son." [more inside]
posted by Lisa S on May 21, 2007 - 4 answers

what painting hangs in the Pitrelli House?

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]
posted by subtle_squid on May 12, 2007 - 2 answers

Help me fake trompe-l'oeil in my bathroom.

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]
posted by shiu mai baby on May 8, 2007 - 10 answers

Ceci n'est pas une poolshed.

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]
posted by Glitter Ninja on May 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Ownership of the clouds

Is it my responsibility to fix my fathers broken promise to my sister? [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Apr 18, 2007 - 67 answers

Can you tell me where I can find these photographs?

Looking for a series of photographs that look like paintings of (IIRC) American suburbia taken at night time. [more inside]
posted by ReiToei on Apr 13, 2007 - 3 answers

Hey Kitten, whatcha doin'? Wanna paaaainnt the guitar?

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]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Apr 5, 2007 - 5 answers

people painter. painting people.

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]
posted by fionab on Mar 27, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me identify this painting

Please help me identify a painting. [more inside]
posted by aceyim on Mar 26, 2007 - 8 answers

Who's the ape who drew its own cage?

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?
posted by Greg Nog on Mar 16, 2007 - 8 answers

ART Filter - I want to paint on top of a pencil drawing without smearing it. Suggestions?

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!
posted by spakto on Mar 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Yo, Who Be Dis Chick?

Painting Identification Time: Can you identify this painting for me?. [more inside]
posted by unixrat on Jan 25, 2007 - 4 answers

How to make latex paint less sticky?

I painted my workbench using acrylic latex paint. It's smooth to the touch (been dry for a week), but anything that comes into contact with the benchtop for more than a couple minutes adheres to it. Removal of the object in contact results in tearing off of paint. Is there anything I can do to make the paint less sticky, or is the stickiness something that will wear off over time?
posted by Ziggy Zaga on Jan 18, 2007 - 14 answers

Beauty and the Beast

Identify this weird art please. Painting of a woman being mounted by a dog (or horse)? [more inside]
posted by RoseovSharon on Jan 14, 2007 - 13 answers

What is this painting?

Can anybody identify this painting? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Jan 7, 2007 - 15 answers

How to sell my work

How to get my artwork in a gallery? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut on Jan 3, 2007 - 10 answers

Good web-based (tablet-oriented?) art/drawing games/apps?

I'm looking for fun web-based drawing/art games and toys and apps. [more inside]
posted by cortex on Dec 26, 2006 - 9 answers

please identify this image

i am looking for any information anyone may have about the following image
posted by dont_ask on Dec 20, 2006 - 12 answers

The world is big, and I'm small

I want to find some art (for my wall) which has a humanist nature. It should capture that feeling you get when you realize some deep truth in physics or math, or when you're contemplating the universe. Know anything that fits the bill? [more inside]
posted by clord on Dec 19, 2006 - 23 answers

Faux Finishing retailers in Boston?

Where can I find a faux finishing retailer in Boston? [more inside]
posted by genefinder on Dec 13, 2006 - 2 answers

Gilbert Stuart, George Wasington and a horse.

I'm working on a research paper on 19th century American Art, more specifically Gilbert Stuart's portrait "George Washington on Dorchester Heights' done in 1806....and I've hit a wall. I'm trying to find any information on Stuart's motivation behind depicting George Washington next to a giant horse's rump and I can't seem to locate any official (or unofficial) sources that address that. [more inside]
posted by eatcake on Dec 4, 2006 - 8 answers

seeking an awesome painting MFA program

my roommate, a 26-year old canadian male, seeks an MFA program that is: good focussed on painting short (2 years max, 1 year is better) in a cool city at a good school taught in english. he would consider any city, but has a special love for new york, amsterdam, london, or berlin. thanks!
posted by twistofrhyme on Nov 27, 2006 - 1 answer

Painter of European urban scenes?

Lost some good bookmarks in a crash. Trying to find a page of paintings by an unknown European artist, urban scenes of the early 20th century. [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Nov 16, 2006 - 4 answers

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