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Have a product review, news, tips or techniques you would like to offer? Contact Connie Hoyt.

Connie offers  A  NEW PRODUCT REVIEW from Dick Blick Artgraf Tailor Chalk 
This is a new product that some of our WAA members have been using, including Jef Sturm, our Life Drawing Instructor. This product is a water-soluble chalk that can be used both dry or wet. The unique shape allows you to draw a fine line, or shade with a flat edge. Work like a Conte’ crayon, but with the added features of shape and water soluble the options are only as big as your imagination! They come as a set or can be bought individually. Available in Brown, Black Carbon, Dark Brown, Ochre, Sanguine and Sepia. Each chalk measures 1¾" × 2" (4.4 cm × 5.1 cm).


Barb Clark offers these TIPS AND TECHNIQUES:
If you want to paint a tree, a bird or an animal, don’t forget to put the bones and necks, or legs will flaw your painting.

- Find a few good pictures of the object, shown from different angles, to act as a guide. A great Internet resource for this is 
Google. Select “Images” in the upper right hand corner and do a search.

- If you want to loosen up, try using a bigger brush!

- And, check your work in progress:
  • Step away and look at your work from a distance.
  • Turn it upside down. Does the composition still work?
  • Hold it up to a mirror. This almost always pinpoints areas you need to adjust.

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Other Art-Related Websites of Interest:

Brunswick Arts Council 
Carolina Arts 
North Carolina Arts Council  
Paint My Photo
NC Plein Air Painters
Fine Art America
Saatchi Art
Cameron Art Museum
Only in Your State
Colossal Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Wilmington Arts Council
The Arts Myrtle Beach 
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