• How to Save Money on Your Wedding

    Annette Beckel

    Whatever your wedding budget, you don’t have to resort to DIY bouquets to come in on target (unless you want to, of course!). Read these 10 tips and save money where it counts without sacrificing on style. 1. Follow the Rule of Three Choose the three elements of your wedding that are most important to you…

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  • Top Tips to Look Photogenic on Your Wedding Day

    Annette Beckel

    Your wedding photographs immortalise your bridal look forever. Long after the event is over, they serve as memoirs of the big day, and may even be passed down your future generations. Therefore, you ought to put in some effort to look your photogenic best on your wedding day. The most important step to getting beautiful…

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  • Autumn Art Colors that are Powerful but Not Overwhelming

    Annette Beckel

    I’ve always loved the varied and intense colors of fall. With the season just starting, I realized it is the perfect time to share with you this stunning oil painting by artist Bob Rohm entitled Morning Color. It’s a wonderful example of how intense your art colors can be. Yet there’s no reason why they can’t be perfectly appropriate…

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  • 5 Painting Tips So You Succeed at Alla Prima

    Annette Beckel

    It’s exciting to start something new. It’s especially exciting when you succeed at something new. If you are a beginner painting for the first time or someone with more experience who is still trying to find the best way to express your creative side, alla prima painting is the way to go. It is a…

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  • 3 Insider Tips to Land the Art Internship of Your Dreams

    Annette Beckel

    We know how important it is to land an art residency or internship. We also know how hard it is to feel noticed, and we want to help. It’s time to set aside the suntan lotion and perfect those resumes! Accomplished artist Richard Whitten is here with three steps to get you closer to your dream internship.…

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  • How to Find Your Artist Ancestors

    Annette Beckel

    As artists, we almost have this innate attraction to our craft, to our need to create. And, we all have something or someone that has fueled this passion. For many artists, the works of others steer the way they approach their own art. Annie O’Brien Gonzales refers to these influencers as our Artist Ancestors. Finding Your Artist…

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  • What You Need to Know about Watercolor Pigments

    Annette Beckel

    Watercolor artists who take their craft seriously will know the different classification of the paints and how to exploit them. In my last tutorial I indicated the differences in the watercolor paper. Now we will analyze what goes on the paper and how these pigments behave for watercolor painting. Classification of Pigments Used for Watercolor Painting…

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  • This is Your Ideal Cruise Vacation, According to Your Zodiac

    Annette Beckel

    Instead of opting for whatever is the cheapest, consider choosing a getaway based on your zodiac sign. After all, if you want to have the most fun, your vacation should be compatible with your personality. Taurus: Mediterranean cruise For you Taurus, it’s not enough to have the basic necessities of a cruise—a nice room, a…

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  • Top 7 Travel Destinations for Chocolate Lovers

    Annette Beckel

    Calling all chocolate lovers! We’re counting down the best places in the world to get your chocolate fix. There’s no sugar-coating it: we Canadians love our chocolate. In fact, we recently placed ninth overall in world chocolate consumption, with each Canadian eating—on average—6.4 kilograms of chocolate a year. But where are the best places on…

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  • Tips for Better Results When Shooting in Low Light Conditions

    Annette Beckel

    Shooting in low light conditions can result in beautiful photographs. But it also presents plenty of technical challenges for you as a photographer to overcome. The main issues with doing low light photography are: You may not be able to use a shutter speed fast enough to hand hold your camera without creating camera shake.…

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