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What are the best acrylic paints to use?

What are the best acrylic paints to use?

The best acrylic paints to use depend on your needs as an artist; if you are just starting out, just experimenting, or a professional artist. As you may have already realized, there are acrylic paints ranging from a variety of prices, some are way more affordable than others. When you walk to the art store, you may wonder: "ah… now what? Which acrylic paint should I buy?". At least that was the reaction that I used to have when I was initially starting to paint back when I was taking art classes and… sometime after that.  I know that it...

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How do I handle criticism?

How do I handle criticism?

Hey creative amigos! I want to share with you how I handle criticism. This is a topic that may be useful to people who are starting out a business and it also applies to everyone in general. I was hesitant to create Dani Art Shop because of the criticism or opinions of others but it wasn’t until I came to terms with myself and overcame this fear that I decided to launch it. I had always painted and always dreamt about doing this but I was too afraid. One day I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to...

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What are my preferred art tools?

What are my preferred art tools?

Hey creative amigos! I paint with acrylic paints, sometimes I add a bit of ink, and as you can imagine I use various tools to achieve my results. The tools I use depend on the type of effect I want to achieve. I have been mostly using palette knifes of different sizes and shapes. Throughout my art career I have done many paintings solely with brushes, but I don’t know what it is, I absolutely adore working with palette knifes and the effects that you can create with them! I find that you need to use your creativity in a different...

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Why do I paint?

Why do I paint?

Hey creative amigos! Today I want to share with you the reason why I paint. Since I was a kid I have always liked to express my creativity through drawing, painting, colouring, dancing flamenco and being spontaneous saying whatever comes to mind. My grandad used to have a studio to create sculptures which I loved to visit! During school, I took 4 years of art classes which definitely made me fall in love, even more, with creating art. I fell in love with the ability that we have to create something out of this world, something that if it wasn’t...

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How do I balance painting and having a full-time job?

How do I balance painting and having a full-time job?

Hey creative amigos, As you all know I love painting and expressing my thoughts and feelings through a canvas. I have a full-time job but that doesn’t stop me from creating art. I work from Monday to Friday in the HR field but after work and during weekends I’m free to explore my artistic imagination. My advise to those who are in the same position that I am or want to start, is to do it! It’s never too late. The sauce for success is to be organized, have a goal in mind, and know your purpose. Sometimes I have...

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