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So far pentalic has created 34 blog entries.

Ten Tips for Success in Gouache

Are you thinking about using gouache? Then this blog is for you! Featured artist James Gurney @jamesgurneyart shares 10 success strategies for painting with gouache on location in the latest Pentalic blog. By James Gurney @jamesgurneyart Gouache is a versatile and responsive medium for the on-the-spot painter. It’s fast to [...]

2019-01-09T09:02:04+00:00December 28th, 2018|Blog|

Artist Interview: James Gurney

Award-winning illustrator and painting blogger James Gurney @jamesgurney discusses drawing dinosaurs, artistic advice, “fruit salad disease”, and the peculiar ways his painting sessions have been interrupted in the newest Pentalic blog. You are very well-known for authoring and illustrating the multiple award-winning Dinotopia series, in which [...]

2018-12-26T09:18:55+00:00December 4th, 2018|Artist Interview|

Paint a Kitchen Challenge

Attention all aqua artists! Our December featured artist James Gurney is holding a water-based art contest! Draw or paint your best kitchen scene and be entered to win products from James Gurney, Pentalic and M. Graham! Follow the guidelines below to enter. Guidelines: • Paint a scene in a commercial [...]

2018-12-07T17:04:07+00:00November 30th, 2018|Blog|

How To Paint A Basic Wreath

Have you ever wondered how to paint clean and elegant wreaths? Now is your chance! In our November blog, featured artist Justine Lazo gives you step-by-step instructions on how to paint the perfect watercolor wreath, just in time for the holidays. How To: Basic Wreath Tutorial by Justine Lazo (@jusebox) [...]

2018-12-07T17:00:20+00:00November 29th, 2018|Blog|

Artist Interview: Justine Lazo

Honolulu-based graphic designer, self-taught calligrapher and watercolor artist Justine Lazo (@jusebox) shares the challenges and rewards of her multimedia artistic style, and the inspirational words she lives by as an artist. You enjoy combining digital and analog art. How do these two art forms complement each [...]

2018-12-07T17:04:20+00:00November 8th, 2018|Artist Interview|

Artist Interview: Babaljit Kaur

What initially drew you to art? When I was five-years old, I moved from India to the United States. Moving here was a big culture shock and there was initially a language barrier also. I remember taking my first art class in kindergarten and absolutely loving [...]

2018-11-28T15:41:27+00:00October 5th, 2018|Artist Interview|

Social Media & Sharing Your Art

By Kelly Klapstein (@kellycreates) Many people don’t realize that I’ve had a blog and YouTube channel for quite a long time and started using them actively when I began designing and teaching paper crafts, like scrapbooking and card making, in the creative industry 10 years ago. [...]

2018-11-28T15:42:01+00:00September 20th, 2018|Blog|

Artist Interview – Kelly Klapstein

@kellycreates is a traveling brush lettering teacher and creator. With her trusty Aqua Journal, she documents her adventures and experiences. Learn more about her travels, sketching, and how she found her love of lettering in her interview with us! (Link in bio!) What’s your favorite thing [...]

2018-11-28T15:42:28+00:00September 6th, 2018|Artist Interview|

Overcoming Obstacles

By Amanda Zito (@Blindthistle) Being an artist is a tumultuous life to begin with: dealing with self-doubt, art blocks, and everything in between. But what if all of a sudden you have to deal with more? @blindthistle wrote a beautiful blog about her recent wrist injury [...]

2018-11-28T12:03:37+00:00August 24th, 2018|Blog|