Category Archives: Visual Arts

Acrylic or Oil: Pick Your Perfect Paint

If you are looking to start painting, you might find yourself stuck in the art supply store scratching your head. With so many types of brushes, canvases, and paints to choose from, it can be a little tricky figuring out exactly what you are seeking. Don’t worry! It’s actually not all that difficult to wrap […]

Relationship Advice: What Your Paintbrush Really Needs

Picking out a new paintbrush is a task that requires care and consideration. This is not solely due to quality paintbrushes running pricey, but because a painter depends on his/her tool to glide freely across the canvas with precision. Therefore, when buying a new paintbrush, ideally you are investing in a quality tool that can […]

New Vendor Spotlight: Drama Queen Graphics

artsii is proud to welcome Drama Queen Graphics to its vendor network! Founded in 2011, DQG focuses on creating graphic designs for stage productions and companies. They offer both fully custom designs and budget friendly options clients can use by selecting one of their fabulous stock templates that can be modified to meet the production’s needs. […]

Prepping to Paint: Sizing

So you have decided to paint something. You stretch a new piece of canvas across a frame and think you are ready to go. Not so fast! It is probably smart to “size” your canvas first. What is sizing? It is the process of applying either a natural or synthetic compound to the painting surface […]

Paint Nights & Why We Love Them

Chances are that if you haven’t been to a paint night yourself, you know of at least three people who have (thanks to their instagram account). Aside from being all the rave, paint nights are an awesome way to connect not only with friends, but with art. For those of you who’ve somehow missed the […]