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Paintbrushes

Welcome to my blog here at Stephenlursen.com! I'm glad you came! In this post I describe some of the unique qualities of common paintbrush types. I hope this educational video helps you in your search to better understand why there are so many types of brushes at the art supply store and why you would use each type.  The brush types I talk about in this video are: 4" house brush - used for painting broad color fields and created large marks on a large surface. 2" angled edge brush - used for painting hard wide lines. Excellent for making bold...

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We have a winner!!!

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We have a winner!!!

Watch the video to find out if you won! There are more winners than you expected! A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who participated in this grand opening give away! I look forward to doing giveaways regularly to stay connected with you and keep everyone on their toes! Who knows you may become a collector of my fine art by winning it! Happy painting! Stephen Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required First Name * Last Name * Email Address *

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Grand Opening of Stephenlursen.com and celebrating with a free give away and contest!

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Grand Opening of Stephenlursen.com and celebrating with a free give away and contest!

www.stephenlursen.com       I'm extremely proud of all the work I've put into it, but my website doesn't do anyone any good without interaction, so my hope today is that you will take a few minutes to check it out to see what I have to offer.      To empower you on your daring adventure through my site (and just for fun) I’m giving you a $5 discount code with no minimum purchase! That covers nearly all of my Digital Printables! These printable PDFs are my art in digital form that you can print and hang on demand and even give...

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Why Does Abstract Art Even Exist? What's The Point?

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Why Does Abstract Art Even Exist? What's The Point?

Imagine you are living 100+ years ago. Let's think about the arts as an industry. The top Fine Arts forms were: Literature Music Performing Arts - Theater/Dance Visual Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Illustration Now let's take one at a time (rather quickly) to find our answer. Literature: Imagine reading the best seller in fictional literature without illustration or soundtrack, etc. just by the words alone on the page, you laugh out loud in one chapter and then cry only moments later with the power of the story alone. The words stand alone. Music: Although you could go to an opera and hear...

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"Swirling Water" A new time lapse painting video

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"Swirling Water" A new time lapse painting video

Forward progress! I just got back from taking my family on a summer vacation to Treasure Lake in Georgia. We stayed in a beautiful townhouse on the water and made it a priority to visit the Georgia Aquarium. The Georgia Aquarium is the best and biggest aquarium in the U.S. and we LOVED it! We went on a Tuesday to avoid the crowds and we never waited in line for anything! I mentioned the aquarium because it has been a major source of visual inspiration for me this summer. Two weeks ago, before vacation, I finished painting my tiny series...

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