101 Stunning Christmas Gift Ideas for your Loving Mom

Christmas is just around the corner. If you haven’t already, it is time for you to begin your gift shopping. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season during which you are busy buying gifts for your friends and family, coworkers and other people, the reasons for this tradition is often forgotten.

Why Artists Varnish Their Work (And Why Some Artists Don't)

If you have recently explored the world of acrylic or an oil painting, 'varnishing' is a term that you must have come across quite often. So what, precisely is varnishing and what all is its usefulness? Do we even need to varnish our paintings?

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The very term 'Varnish' refers to a transparent and protective film, the primary purpose of which is preservation. After spending a whole lot of days in creating a masterpiece, there steps in the major dilemma for an artist, which is whether or not to proceed to the next step. How and what varnishing coat needs to be done is a concern so crucial that it can either exemplify or ruin your artwork. And this is where we step in to bring home some clarity.

Here, we explore (In Detail) the intricacies of the reasons why some artists prefer to varnish their artwork while why the others don't. Sharing our expert tips and the points to keep in mind before coating, we'll also throw some light on a couple of types of varnishes and the surface that best suits them.

Best Art Competitions to Enter in 2019

Art competitions are the best avenues for you to show your masterpieces, through which you can finally break the ice and gain the exposure you want so badly. They offer artists a chance for publicity and amazing prize money. Here are various art competitions you can participate in 2019, from digital art challenges to reputed art competitions in major cities.


68 Best Painting Apps and Softwares

Looking for the best painting apps and softwares? Here is our pick of the 26 best apps and softwares for artists


Photo Restoration Services – Types of Restoration

When you are searching online for “photo restoration near me” what exactly do you have in mind? What do you expect the service provider to do for you? This might sound like a silly question, however, you will be surprised to note that having clarity on this will go a long way in finding the best services. It would again be surprising to note how many people that search for photo restoration services fail to have the required level of clarity regarding their own requirements.

Tips To Shoot Awesome Pictures For House Portraits

Are you thinking of creating custom house portraits from photos? There cannot be a better way to celebrate your dream home. Customized house portraits enable you to make exceptional portraits of your home. You may either go with an photo of your house or take new pictures with modern digital equipment. You do not need professional grade DSLR camera to take pictures of your house. You will be able to take good pictures with your iPhone or smartphone cameras that produce decent, high resolution images. Here are a few useful tips if you are thinking of shooting pictures of your house for creating custom portraits.

Why Should You Go For Custom Paintings?

Canvas paintings and oil paintings are once again becoming popular among people. Previously only selected takers were there for oil paintings, but despite the outburst of the digital technology, people seem to be falling in love with the conventional art and painting. If you too are thinking of adding few paintings to your collection either as part of wall décor in your office or home or want to use it in your studio, there are two ways to go about it. You could either go to an art gallery and pick your favorite paintings or get your own custom paintings done.

If you are purchasing a painting from an art gallery, you will have to just go with what is available. You will have no say on the size, shape and other such parameters. You will of course pick a painting only when you like it and only when you find it appealing to you. The cost of such paintings will vary based on a number of factors. Whether you can own a painting or not will depend on your budget.

Dog Portraits - Canvas Prints vs Hand Painted Canvas Painting

Today, if you wish to create portraits of your pets, you have a number of options. One of the easiest options is mounting a print of your pet photo as wall décor. This is the most commonly found type of pet portrait; nothing exciting or new about it. Not many pet owners today prefer such portraits, they rather prefer transferring their dog photos to canvas.

People Portraits – Getting Ready for Mother’s Day

As the mother’s day is just round the corner, if you have been looking for interesting ways to surprise your mother then here is an interesting idea. Impress your mother with hand painted portrait of one of her favorite pictures. Even though we are in a digital era, there is nothing that compares with the old fashioned oil painting. You like the idea but are you wondering where to find an artist? You don’t have to worry, Mavenart is here to save the day for you.

Pet Portraits – Tips For The Best Pet Portraits

Are you one of those proud owners of irresistible pets? It could be a cat or a dog or even an iguana. It does not matter what pet or how many pets you own, they certainly bring joy and companionship to you. One of the best ways of celebrating your pets is by making pet portraits. You are likely to have countless pictures of your lovely pet or pets but what if you could make your pet portraits in a different medium, oil paintings? Would it not make a beautiful addition to your home décor?

Here are some quick tips for making the best pet portraits.

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