If you collect art or enjoy decorating your walls with paintings, you might be wondering what the difference is between art prints and oil painting reproductions. These terms are used interchangeably in the art world often, but they can differ greatly. Knowing the difference is important when you’re considering an art purchase.

Art Prints Defined

Art prints are identical copies of original works of art, often produced by a photomechanical process. The word “giclee” is used to describe the method of reproducing art using a printing process. Making prints is similar to making a photocopy of a hand-written letter instead of rewriting it. You have a copy of the handwriting, but not an actual hand-written letter. Artists often create prints in limited editions, and sign each painting. Prints are coveted by collectors who wish to invest in art for future profits.

Read the rest of this entry »

Sylvester Stallone has revealed a surprising talent for creating colourful paintings with art materials.

The Hollywood heavyweight may be most famous for starring in high-budget action films such as Demolition Man and Tango and Cash but he displayed a softer side when he exhibited several paintings at the Art Basel Miami Beach fair in Florida, America last year.

Stallone explained that he uses art materials in his garage in California to create his work, including self portraits and impressionistic paintings, which have been valued at thousands of pounds.

Selling his art for large sums of money validates the quality of his art work, according to Stallone.

Read the rest of this entry »

Chimneys are essential part of industrial units. They serve as outlets, guiding the harmful smoke outside into the atmosphere without affecting fauna and flora of the surrounding area. As smoke from factories consist of pollutants including – harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, compounds of nitrogen in large quantity, these need to be channelized out of the factories properly. Hence towering chimneys are part of almost every factory site. But with time chimneys are bound to get dirty and hence require proper and timely maintenance. Professional chimney and smoke stack cleaners are called in for the purpose. Besides, there are companies offering industrial chimney painting services. In fact, painting of industrial chimneys is as important as cleaning them.
Specialized painting services are available with prominent chimney maintenance companies. To select the best industrial chimney painting service, check out the following tips-
* Chimneys serve as an outlet for hot steam and smoke reaching up to hundreds of degrees! Professionals acquainted with painting chimneys are well aware of this fact. Hence, they use special heat-resistant paints to coat the chimney wall, especially the interior surface. On the other hand, weather-proof paints are used to smear the exterior surface of the chimneys. Before selecting an industrial chimney painting company it is best to check out their mode of work and ask for the types of paints they use to paint chimneys.
* Another important thing to take note of is the choice and use of equipments involved in industrial chimney painting. A normal painting job and an industrial painting job are totally different tasks, each requires a special set of equipments. While residential and commercial painting can be done easily with equipments like- paint sprayer, ladders, drop clothes, and painting brushes; an industrial chimney painting require latest tools and specialized equipments. While selecting a chimney painting contractor, it will be wise to check out the painting tools they use for the purpose.
* Another crucial element is time. A painting job must be executed with apt diligence. Only professionals who value time would finish off the painting task within the cut-off date. Renowned painting contractors, in addition would also ensure that the coat of paint lasts long.
Only well-known companies providing industrial chimney painting services can quickly assess the need, estimate the time of work for project completion, and mobilize their unit to access the lofty chimneys in need of painting, irrespective of its height or structural differences. If you are looking for top-quality industrial chimney painting service, get in touch with Industrial Access today. With a decade of experience in this domain, Industrial Access provides quick and reliable chimney painting services.

Instrumental music composers generally face hard time in promoting their creations as compared to the album that is combined with vocalists and lyrics. This is because some people feel bored with listening to rhythms alone without any lyrics. But, it cannot be said that there is no market for instrumental rhythms. There are also some group of people, who wish to listen to the soothing rhythms produced by instruments as compared to the voice of people. In the current internet driven world, the best thing is that instrument artists can find a wide range of opportunities to market their creations and they can take their creation to a larger group of audience through this media. To take the benefit of the internet as an instrument player, the first thing you should do is to have a website of your own. You can post your creations in this website and can attract your friends to tell their comments on the different pieces created by you. This will provide you with the opportunity to make some changes if any needed for making your productions known to a wider range of audience by bringing about popularity to your portal with the help of techniques like search engine optimization.

Also, another great opportunity available to you to promote your instrumental music is to find the portals dealing with rhythms under different genres. These websites not only offer the opportunity to purchase beats, but they also offer some free beats for the visitors. Not only visitors, but also musicians like you can be benefited from these portals. Yes, they have a separate section for producers, who are at liberty to post their creations. When you can post your sample creations in these portals, there are chances that not only your friends, but also other music lovers can listen. When you can create quality rhythms there are great chances that you can attract more and more listeners to your creation. This is another method that has proven to be beneficial for many newbie creators.

Not only instrumental musicians, but also musicians belonging to other genres like hip hop beats can follow different techniques for popularizing their makings among the general public. The more their creations are heard, more are the chances of their popularity. Of course, every musicians will be looking for some level of popularity and this is highly essential for getting the right kind of motivation needed. So, take steps to popularize your hip hop beats and catch the mind of music lovers.

Read the rest of this entry »

This post shares tips for getting the most out of your band rehearsal time.

If you’re like a lot of amateur musicians your band has to fit into limited spare time. It’s hard enough to find your own practice time and band rehearsal can be even harder. Everybody has a different schedule and finding a common time to play together is rarely easy. That’s why it’s important to organize yourselves to make the most of your limited rehearsal time.

Here are three tips to help you make the most of that short band rehearsal time instead of wasting it.

* Learn Songs Individually First

Read the rest of this entry »