Painting – Artists Studio Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:04:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Painting – Artists Studio 32 32 FedEx paints a worrying picture of the job market Wed, 22 Sep 2021 16:04:22 +0000

Read FedEx’s disappointing earnings report on Tuesday night and you get a feeling that the nonfarm wage reports for the remainder of 2021 may surprise economists on the downside.

The problem (a problem that could get worse, according to FedEx)? Finding humans to take jobs in a very tight labor market, even at higher rates than what the specific job would have paid for months ago.

“The impact of constrained labor markets remains the biggest issue facing our business as it is with many other businesses around the world and has been the main driver of our below expectations in the first quarter,” Raj told analysts. Subramaniam, COO of FedEx, on a earnings conference call.

FedEx (FDX) said its quarterly results were hit by $ 450 million due to labor shortages alone, especially in its ground segment. The company has estimated that a staggering 600,000 packages on the FedEx network are rerouted due to the inability to find manpower.

These processing bottlenecks are likely to wreak havoc during the holiday season if FedEx is unable to address the labor shortage, which looks increasingly unlikely.

To illustrate the point on its workforce issues, FedEx shared the current state of affairs at one of its facilities in Portland, Oregon.

A FedEx driver delivers a parcel cart Thursday, May 6, 2021, in New York City. FedEx suffers from the tightening labor market. The parcel delivery company said Tuesday, September 21, its costs increased by $ 450 million in the last quarter as it paid higher wages as it became more difficult to find new workers and demand shipping was increasing. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan)

Subramaniam explained, “Our Portland Oregon hub operates with approximately 65% ​​of the staff needed to handle its normal volume. This staff shortage has a pronounced impact on operations, forcing our teams to divert 25% of the volume that should normally circulate. through this hub because it simply cannot be processed effectively to meet our service standards. And in this case, the diverted volume must be rerouted and processed, resulting in inefficiencies in our operations and in turn higher costs. These inefficiencies included the addition of additional transportation and delivery routes, which means more miles driven and greater use of third-party transportation to allow us to bypass Portland entirely. This is just one example. “

One example, which clearly preoccupies the street, risks turning into a litany of examples in the peak holiday season.

FedEx shares plunged 9% in Wednesday’s trading as investors digested the lackluster earnings day. Rival UPS also lost 2% sympathy as traders braced for a similar warning from the company on its upcoming earnings day.

Not only has FedEx sniffed at earnings estimates, it also slashed its earnings outlook for the full year. FedEx now posts annual earnings of $ 19.75 to $ 21 per share, down from $ 20.50 to $ 21.50. FedEx also warned it was seeing a slowdown in e-commerce demand as people return to shopping in physical stores.

“Although we were calibrated for higher ground expenses due to labor availability issues, the magnitude and associated volume impact was greater than expected,” said the KeyBanc analyst Todd Fowler, who maintained an overweight rating (equivalent to the buy rating) on ​​FedEx stocks.

The September jobs report will be released on October 8. If he disappoints, remember FedEx telegraphed him in mid-September.

Brian Sozzi is an editor and anchor at Yahoo Finance. Follow Sozzi on Twitter @BrianSozzi and on LinkedIn.

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The identification of the painting as a 17th century masterpiece is a joy to the parish Tue, 21 Sep 2021 21:03:34 +0000

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (CNS) – A parish in a neighborhood that once had the highest concentration of COVID-19 cases in the country has found new joy when it finds that a familiar painting on its church’s transept door is a 17th century masterpiece.

“Holy Family with the Infant St. John”, a Florentine Baroque by Cesare Dandini, was installed in the 1960s at Holy Family Church in the New York suburb of New Rochelle. Parishioners described it as one of the many beautiful works of art in the parish.

In early 2020, a fine arts and art history professor from neighboring Iona College made several private visits to the church, sitting on a back bench.

On his fourth voyage, when the church lights were shining, Thomas Ruggio saw the Dandini high on a wall above a transept exit. He recognized the painting as an Italian Baroque and took pictures with his cell phone.

Back at his office, he shared the photos with colleagues in Italy. The painting has been positively identified as one of four similarly themed works by Dandini, probably created in the 1630s.

Ruggio’s subsequent research at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City indicated that the painting was considered missing as there was no public record of it from the early to mid-20th century.

Mgr. Dennis Keane, pastor of the Holy Family, told Catholic News Service that the painting was acquired in Rome by one of his predecessors, Msgr. Charles Fitzgerald, in the mid-1960s. Mgr. Keane said that Mgr. Fitzgerald had previously been posted to Rome.

He said he thought a benefactor had given to Mgr. Fitzgerald funds for the purchase. Mgr. Fitzgerald’s niece had the painting restored and framed before it was installed in the parish church.

Ruggio said the four linked paintings have the theme of charity. Two are religious and two are not. All have a central maternal figure. Ruggio said that “The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John” is one of Dandini’s finest works and the culmination of his creative journey through this theme.

The 46 inch by 57 inch oil painting on canvas features Mary, Joseph, and the children Jesus and John the Baptist. Ruggio said the composition of the parish canvas is more dynamic than the other three.

“Joseph is almost a stage thief here and reaches his full potential due to his interaction with Saint-Jean-Baptiste,” he said.

Among the associated paintings, one is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, another is in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the fourth is in a private collection in the New York district of Manhattan.

“The Holy Family with the Infant Saint-Jean” is estimated at $ 800,000. Mgr. Keane said he was told during his tenure that the painting was probably the most valuable in the parish’s collection, “possibly around $ 50,000.” He said local tradition attributed the painting to the Dandini school, but not to the painter himself.

“I was surprised by the news and grateful to Tom (Ruggio) for having been able to research the history of art,” said Mgr. Keane said.

Teresa Cohan Minnaugh grew up in Holy Family Parish. She said her family entered and left church under Dandini’s painting every Sunday.

“Sometimes your mind wanders during mass. I remember looking at this painting and thinking, “Wow, these babies are fat. Real babies are not that big! ‘”

Susan Woodruff is the youngest of six children who attended Holy Family. She said her brother developed an interest in art at the parish and became a painter. Her early guardianship helped her appreciate the three-dimensional aspect of the canvas.

“I always looked at the inside of the baby’s foot. It was so different, ”she said. By Dandini’s deliberate design, the bottom of Mary’s foot is also visible to a viewer looking at the painting.

On September 17, “The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John” was exhibited at the Ryan Library at Iona College, an institution founded by the Congregation of the Christian Brothers. It is loaned for three months by the parish of Sainte-Famille.

Richard Palladino, director of Iona Libraries, said its high location on a wall in the well-lit entrance to the atrium allows it to be shared with students and the public.

“It’s also a wonderful opportunity for the students to see something historic firsthand,” he said.

Mgr. Keane said he was happy to allow other people to see and appreciate the work. He said the parish is preparing for the relocation of Dandini’s painting, possibly to coincide with the feast of the Holy Family in January.

For the moment, the space where it was hung is covered with a white curtain and Mgr. Keane explores appropriate security in preparation for his return.

“People are looking at a white wall now, but when the painting returns, the image will enter their hearts – seeing Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the forerunner, John the Baptist,” he said. “In the past, painting was part of the background. Now he will be in the foreground.

In March 2020, much of Holy Family Parish was included in New York State’s first mandated “containment zone” established to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Mgr. Keane said that authenticating the Dandini “adds joy to life. We have had so much bad news, with the pandemic, the riots and the violence. It’s good news. What was lost is now discovered.

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]]> 0 Restored Vermeer painting finally reveals Cupid hidden in the background Tue, 21 Sep 2021 10:30:56 +0000

Enlarge / A new restoration by Johannes Vermeer Girl reading a letter at an open window revealed a Cupid in the background. The restored painting will be the centerpiece of a new exhibition at Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden, Germany from September 10, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

Since 1979, art historians have known that the work of Johannes Vermeer Girl reading a letter at an open window (circa 1657-1659) featured a repainted figure of a Cupid in the background. Most assumed that Vermeer himself had painted on the face. Now, thanks to a major restoration by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in Germany, the painting has been removed to reveal Cupid. This process also revealed that someone else painted on Cupid in the 18th century, after the artist’s death, causing an overhaul of how painting should be interpreted. The fully restored canvas is now on public display for the first time at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, one of the many galleries that make up the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

The use of various X-ray imaging techniques, especially synchrotron radiation, has become a powerful tool for the non-destructive analysis of great works of art. For example, European scientists in 2008 used synchrotron radiation to reconstruct the hidden portrait of a peasant woman painted by Vincent van Gogh. The artist (known to reuse his canvases) had painted on them when he created the years 1887 Patch of grass. The synchrotron radiation excites the atoms on the web, which then emit their own X-rays which can be picked up by a fluorescence detector. Each element of the paint has its own x-ray signature, so scientists can identify the distribution of each in the many layers of paint.

In 2019, we reported on the work of a team of Dutch and French scientists who used high-energy x-rays to uncover Rembrandt’s secret recipe for his famous impasto technique, which was believed to have been lost to history. And in 2020, an international team of scientists used synchrotron radiation to determine the cause of the alarming signs of degradation in Edvard Munch’s famous painting. The Scream. The team’s analysis revealed that the damage was not the result of exposure to light, but to moisture, especially from the breath of museum visitors, possibly when bending down to take a closer look at the brush strokes of the master.

Formerly wrongly attributed to Rembrandt, the Girl reading a letter at an open window is one of the earliest known examples of the Dutch master’s use of stippling, a technique similar to embossing or engraving that involves punching dots. It was popular in the 15th century for decorating armor and guns, and was used on handmade book bindings in the 17th century. Vermeer’s version incorporated tiny white blood cells of paint to capture the effects of light. It is sometimes cited as evidence that Vermeer used optical aids, most likely a camera obscura or double concave lens, although this remains a controversial hypothesis.

Paint samples were analyzed in the 1960s, revealing nothing unusual in the artist’s choice of materials. He used pigments common in the Baroque era, including blue azurite, lead-tin yellow, vermilion, madder lacquer, and lead white. The painting was first subjected to X-ray analysis in 1979, revealing the Cupid lurking beneath the overpaint and making another example of Vermeer’s “paint in a paint” canvases. Scientists have submitted Girl reading a letter infrared reflectography in 2009, and in preparation for this latest restoration, the painting was examined by fluorescent X-ray macro-scanning – to map the distribution of the elements – and also by stereomicroscopy.

Curator Christoph Scholzel first removed several coats of varnish, first applied in the 19th century and renewed several times, which had gradually turned yellowish brown over time. It was then that he noticed that the paints used in the central backdrop where Cupid was hidden had different solubility properties than those used elsewhere. Subsequent analysis showed that there were old layers of a binding agent, as well as a layer of dirt, between the paints in this area and the paints used by the Dutch master. This implies that several decades must have passed between Vermeer Girl reading a letter and the painting of Cupid. The latter could not have been done by Vermeer.

Based on this finding, the decision was made to remove the paint to restore Girl reading a letter as Vermeer had planned. For this, Scholzel used a thin scalpel, monitoring the process under a microscope in order to retain what is probably the last layer of original varnish applied by the artist himself. Here’s what the once-blank background of the painting now represents, by hyperallergic:

The blond god of love and desire holds a bow in his right hand and looks at the viewer from the picture on the wall, surrounded by a thick black frame. On the ground behind him are two masks, possible symbols of deception; Cupid tramples one of them with his right foot in an allegory of loyalty and true love. Vermeer’s famous ethereal light streams through the open window, lending the scene a transcendent spiritual glow.

“It’s in Girl reading a letter as Vermeer discovers his own distinct style. It marks the beginning of a series of paintings in which individuals, usually women, stop during an activity to find a moment of calm and reflection, ”said museum director Stephan Koja. The true intention of Delft. Beyond the superficial romantic context, it makes a fundamental statement about the nature of true love. Until now, we could only see this as a fragment. We now know what a key role he plays in his work. “

From a technical point of view, “The change in appearance of the Girl reading a letter at an open window, including the overpaint removed from the edges of the canvas, gives us the opportunity to reconsider the composition of the painting and its visual functioning, ”said Uta Neidhardt, chief curator and curator of the exhibition. with a real wooden frame, which is why he left them in such an “open” state. If one assumes that he had planned to use such a construction, one immediately recalls the experimental works of the church interior painters of Delft, with their trompe-l’oeil curtains, or the intricate interiors of Pieter de Hooch.

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Van Gogh’s “new” paintings will never be exhibited at the Amsterdam museum Mon, 20 Sep 2021 22:48:01 +0000

The recently discovered work of Vincent van Gogh was first unveiled at the Amsterdam Museum, which is named after a Dutch master.

“The ‘Worn Out’ study is a preliminary study of the 1882 drawing ‘Worn Out’, one of the most powerful figures of the Van Gogh era in The Hague,” a spokesperson told Fox News. from the Van Gogh Museum. ..

From the sketch style to the materials used (heavy carpenter’s pencil and coarse watercolor paper), the designs are based on Van Gogh’s drawings in The Hague. There are even traces of damage to the back, connecting the work to Van Gogh’s use of chunks of starch to attach the sheet of paper to the drawing board.

Emily Gordenker, director of the Van Gogh Museum, told Fox News the artwork is a must-see for American tourists. And I’m very happy to be able to contribute to our area of ​​expertise. It is very rare that a new work belongs to the Van Gogh Museum. We are proud to share this first drawing and its story with our visitors. “

Van Gogh’s rarely seen painting of “Montmartre Townscape” was on display ahead of auction

The art comes from the era of the careers of masters who worked to improve his skills as a painter of characters and portraits by drawing them again and again.

Study details of the drawing “Worn Out” by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh dated November 1882, which was first exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
(AP Photo / Peter Dejon)

This work shows that Van Gogh had to face unpleasant truths as young artists practiced their craft. Only a real sharpening of skills leads to acquisition.

This work is not for sale and its value is immeasurable. “The Van Gogh Museum does not mention the value of the work of the Van Gogh Museum. We are not an artistic institution that sells works of art. We are only interested in the historical value of art. It works.”

This work of art shows a hairless old man sitting on a wooden chair, holding his tired head in his hand.

The museum says: “Models of this painting appear regularly in Van Gogh’s paintings of an old bald man more than 40 times. These paintings show sympathy for the socially disadvantaged. Not only that, but there are also paintings. Pay attention to them, because they were in no way inferior to the rich bourgeoisie for him. “

Van Gogh, who made little profit during his lifetime, died on July 29, 1890 from a gunshot wound.

The inspiration for this work resonates with the results of his work. “In the fall of 1882, Van Gogh tried to make some of his figurative studies more expressive and take them to the next level. “Wear” is the most convincing example. It is one of. The results of the research in this drawing allow us to closely follow the process leading to a powerful image. “

Study details of Dutch master Vincent van Gogh’s drawing “Worn Out” dated November 1882, which was first exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
(AP Photo / Peter Dejon)

The young painter gave the drawings an English title, perhaps to make himself known a bit and get a job in an illustration magazine.

Even the model pants appear to conform to the English title – the patch is clearly visible on the right leg.

The museum states: “The worn portrait is one of Van Gogh’s most powerful portraits during The Hague era. In a letter to his brother Theo and his friend Anton van Gogh, Van Gogh explained the origin of the painting. However, the research he mentioned has yet to be discovered. The discovery of “worn” research provides us with interesting information about this work process. Especially in the final version on which the lithograph was based, Van Gogh looked at his model from a different angle. I had her strike another pose to add emotional expression. That said, this study continues to be a wonderfully powerful painting by Van Gogh.

The work was hidden in a personal collection.

“The ‘Worn Out’ survey has been submitted to the Van Gogh Museum for certification. The Van Gogh Museum acknowledged the authenticity of the drawings and produced a report for the owners. The count of these drawings is 10 Burlington Magazine, the visual art magazine of the month, has been exhibiting drawings at the museum since last Friday. “

The reason for this sudden discovery is a mystery. “Until we got to the museum, we didn’t know anything about the painting,” the museum said. “But from Van Gogh’s letter, we can deduce that the two studies preceded the“ worn-out ”drawings. One of them was a different model. No drawings were found, but there were no other studies of the same model. Van Gogh’s early paintings have simply been lost. So it was a big surprise when one of the two studies turned out to have been hidden for a long time rather than actually lost. “

Study details "exhausted"Drawing by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh dated November 1882, it was first shown on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Study details of Dutch master Vincent van Gogh’s drawing “Worn Out” dated November 1882, which was first exhibited at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Thursday, September 16, 2021.
(AP Photo / Peter Dejon)

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“Study of ‘used up’” will be on display on the first floor of the Van Gogh Museum’s permanent exhibition until January. Visitors can view the drawings in the context of other Van Gogh works from the same period (all from the collection of the Van Gogh Museum), including the “worn” drawings themselves.

After the exhibition, the drawings containing new frames will be returned to the anonymous owner.

Far from the vase of sunflowers and the vibrant oil paintings of the French landscape, this work made the distressed Van Gogh one of the most famous artists in the world after his death in 1890. The work won astronomical awards at auction.

Senior Van Gogh Museum researcher Teio Meedendorp told Fox News: A powerful, high-quality painting that is completely independent. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Did this mysterious Dutch painter inspire Vermeer? Mon, 20 Sep 2021 10:09:00 +0000

Vrel’s work focuses on enigmatic figures, as in Seated Woman Watching a Child through a Window (after 1656)
Custodia Foundation

An exhibition, scheduled for 2023, and a book published this month will unveil the story of Jacobus Vrel, an enigmatic artist whose work presents fascinating parallels to that of his contemporary Vermeer. Until recently, it was generally assumed that Vrel was a disciple of the famous Delft painter. But new research reveals that Vermeer worked a few years later, meaning Vrel was actually the pioneer of the Golden Age who depicted street scenes and interiors.

This raises the intriguing question of whether Vermeer knew of Vrel’s work and whether he inspired it.

The exhibition Jacobus Vrel: in search of clues about an enigmatic artist, was scheduled to open at Alte Pinakothek in Munich last year, but has been delayed due to the pandemic. It is now reprogrammed for 2023 at the Mauritshuis in The Hague and at the Fondation Custodia in Paris.

Although the curator of the Munich museum, Bernd Ebert, initiated the European project, the presentation at the Alte Pinakothek is now canceled. This is due to financial and scheduling issues resulting from Covid-19. A consolation prize for Munich will be the unveiling of an early acquisition of Vrel, Street scene with people chatting (after 1633), which is due to be presented to the public on October 12.

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Martine Gosselink, Ger Luijten and Bernhard Maaz, directors of the three museums, admit that “it took courage to organize an exhibition on a 17th century Dutch artist whose identity remains largely a mystery”. Although we have paintings signed by Vrel, otherwise absolutely nothing more is known about him.

The most revealing result of recent research is the dating by dendrochronological analysis (rings) of the Vrel oak panels. Two-thirds of his paintings have been analyzed by panel specialist Peter Klein. His results show that Vrel began working in the 1630s and continued until the 1660s. Vermeer’s paintings date from the mid-1650s through the mid-1670s.

Quentin Buvelot, chief curator at the Mauritshuis, concludes: “We have now established that a lot of Vrel’s works were made before Vermeer’s debut. It’s certainly conceivable that Vermeer saw Vrel’s street scenes and interiors – and, if so, it might well have influenced his own paintings. Of course, Vermeer has taken these genres to entirely new levels. “

Vrel’s work focuses on cityscapes, as in Vue d’une ville (after 1650)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Forty-nine paintings by Vrel have been identified and cataloged (more than Vermeer’s 35), but in 350 years he has never been celebrated with a monographic exhibition. The Mauritshuis plans to exhibit at least ten of his paintings and there will be around twenty at the Fondation Custodia.

For 150 years, art historians have tried to retrace the history of Vrel. With his signed paintings, he is only mentioned in one contemporary document: the inventory of the 1659 collection of Archduke Leopold William of Austria, which lists three works. Only one of Vrel’s paintings is dated, Woman leaning out of an open window (in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) from 1654.

The town where Vrel lived and worked remains unknown, despite extensive research in the archives. Art historians have speculated that it was somewhere in present-day Holland or northern Belgium, but it could also be in northern Germany, possibly as well. far than the Baltic. One possible city is Zwolle, between Amsterdam and the German border, as some of its buildings are similar to those in his paintings. However, a recent systematic examination of the street scenes, architecture and costumes in his paintings has yielded inconclusive results.

The strong point of Vrel is to represent everyday life in the cities of Northern Europe in the 17th century, but with a mysterious character. Its street views and interiors, inhabited by enigmatic people, have a quiet quality and seem almost timeless. It gives them a modern feel and he is sometimes compared to the Norwegian artist Vilhelm Hammershoi, who worked around 1900.

As Vrel’s book concludes: “Like a ghost, Vrel seems to escape us. This is perhaps precisely what makes the charm of his works. They ask to be discovered and unraveled.

Jacobus Vrel: in search of clues about an enigmatic artist is planned at the Mauritshuis, The Hague (February 16, 2023 – May 29, 2023) and at the Fondation Custodia, Paris (June 17, 2023 – September 17, 2023). The accompanying book, which includes a catalog raisonné, was published this month, in English, by Hirmer.

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New murals are painted at Gichi Ode ‘Akiing Park Sun, 19 Sep 2021 23:18:11 +0000

Project coordinator Moira Villiard explains that what inspired her to do this is “to broaden people’s perspectives on what Indigenous history is in the area. And also like who the indigenous peoples are. “

Moira is one of the many indigenous painters who spread their history and culture in the park. Paint murals to honor Chef Buffalo’s travels on the area’s many walls. She says there is: “A mixture of folklore and contemporary imagery and the story of the chief buffalo, it’s like everything is woven together.”

The murals have a lot of bright colors that match the artistic tendencies of the people. “There is a kind of beauty in this imperfection. So not everything will be perfect or exactly coordinated by the colors, just colored, ”explains Silvia Houle, who was painting a fish at the time.

The pilot project came about after indigenous people noticed that they were not represented in the artwork around Duluth. “I felt such a need for Indigenous representation in art here in Duluth that we really don’t have any supported by the city,” says Villiard.

One of the leaders of the AIM support group, Kassie Helgerlson, said the group wanted more representation. She says, “We would like to see more statues, more artwork, we want plaques to go through this park to begin by explaining the history of the area.”

And now their murals have opened the door to more representative pieces. Moira says, “This project allows the president of the future muralists to carry out projects in the city because at least now there is some sort of system in place. It’s even surreal to describe. I sometimes break up when I’m here because I’m the way we do! It’s finally happening!

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Here are some tips for choosing paint for home interiors – Reading Eagle Sun, 19 Sep 2021 09:00:59 +0000

Many components combine to define the interior of a home. Some homeowners may have a soft spot for certain styles, such as ultra modern or farmhouse, while others may go for a more traditional look that cannot necessarily be categorized into one style or another.

While many homeowners can spend a lot of time and energy putting in a certain style of their home, those who aren’t ready to commit to a particular look can rely on an item to help. make an elegant statement: painting.

Color can be part of every homeowner’s design arsenal. Bright colors can be used to create a stunning accent wall, while open concept homes often use color to define rooms.

Homeowners who want to revitalize the interior of their home can do so with paint, and this approach doesn’t force homeowners to commit to a whole new style of design.

While painting may seem straightforward to first-timers, homeowners who have painted home interiors in the past recognize how complicated the paint selection process can be. Paint retailers have a seemingly endless palette of paint colors to choose from, and before long homeowners’ heads might be turning trying to narrow their options.

The following tips can help homeowners choose the perfect paint for their interior:

• Take inventory and photographs of your current furniture. Many interior designers rely on a simple technique to recommend color schemes to their clients. Pick a standout color from existing furniture, such as the dominant color for a patterned throw pillow or cabinet, then look for the same shade to paint the walls. A photograph of the item can be helpful when visiting the paint store.

• Lighten the colors as you go up. HGTV’s renovation and design experts recommend choosing darker color values ​​for the floor, medium color values ​​for the walls, and light values ​​for the ceiling. This approach mimics the look of the great outdoors, where the ground tends to be darker than the trees, and the trees are darker than the blue sky.

• Use paint to create the mood you want. This Old House home improvement experts note that the colors evoke an emotional response. Cool colors like blue and green give off a relaxing vibe, making them ideal for bedrooms and bathrooms. Red is an intense color that can boost the energy in any room, which can make it an option for homeowners who want to spark debate around their tables.

• Give your personal preference its place at the table. While interior designers may have years of experience choosing paint colors for a home, and researchers have determined how certain colors can be used to create the desired mood in a given room, ultimately these are the owners who will live in the house. It is therefore important that homeowners choose the colors they like for their interior.

Painting is an inexpensive way to transform a room. Homeowners can rely on a combination of color strategies and personal preferences when trying to decide what colors they want on their interior walls.

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SFJ leader Pannun, two others convicted of painting pro-Khalistani slogans on walls Sat, 18 Sep 2021 18:16:35 +0000

Ludhiana A day after state police dismantled a secessionist module of the banned US-based organization Sikhs for Justice (SFJ), Dehlon police convicted its leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of sedition.

This was after slogans from Khalistani were found painted on the walls of Gill village. Jashan Mangat, from Asa Patti Rampur village in Doraha, has also been appointed to the FIR. The third accused in this case is Gurwinder Singh, a resident of Doraha, who was arrested on Friday.

The FIR was filed following a complaint from Inspector Sukhdev Singh, officer of Dehlon Station (SHO), who stated that the pro-Khalistani slogans “Khalistan Zindabad”, “Kisani Da Hal Khalistan” and “Punjab Banega Khalistan” had been spray painted on the walls. of houses in the village of Gill on the night of August 18-19.

Upon investigation, police uncovered Gurwinder and Mangat’s involvement in the crime, with SHO saying Pannun’s role in such activities had been well documented.

Gill sarpanch Harpreet Singh Mika said he had hoisted the Indian flag in Pannu’s hometown of Khankot, Amritsar, and had received threats from the SFJ since then. In the wee hours of August 18, unidentified defendants wrote pro-Khalistan slogans near his office in the village of Gill.

He added that when the counterintelligence and state special operations cell Mohali carried out an operation in Doraha on Friday in which Ropar’s Gurwinder, Jagwinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh were arrested, it was discovered that Gurwinder and Mangat, from Doraha, had written the slogans near his desk. The SHO added that police would bring Gurwinder in for questioning and a hunt was underway to catch Mangat.

Over 2.8 lakh of brochures containing propaganda material related to the ‘Referendum 2020’, a printer, a spray pump and spray bottles for writing secessionist graffiti on the walls, a laptop, three cell phones and a car Honda City were recovered from Gurwinder.

A case against Pannun and two others was registered under Articles 124-A (sedition), 153-A (promotion of enmity between different groups), 153-B (imputation, assertion detrimental to national integration) and 120 -B (criminal association) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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Up North Arts Hopes Next Tile Painting Event Will Help Them Complete Children’s Center | New Sat, 18 Sep 2021 06:00:00 +0000

CADILLAC – A fundraiser created last year by Up North Arts is proof that at least one day of the year it’s okay for kids to paint on the ceiling.

Or adults, for that matter.

On Saturday, September 25, Up North Arts will be hosting a tile painting event to raise funds to complete their children’s center and purchase smaller pottery towers for their clay department.

Volunteer Mollie Frier said the community response to last year’s event was amazing, both in the number of attendees who showed up and in the donations they received from those who didn’t. were unable to attend in person.

“Last year we raised $ 4,500, so we would like to hit that again,” Frier said.

Frier said last year that they came up with the idea of ​​selling 250 ceiling tiles in the halls and classrooms of the center for people to decorate however they choose (within reason – not swear words or political statements).

“What is Paint The Tiles? You will fill our ceiling tiles with your beautiful works of art, ”reads an article on the Up North Arts Facebook page about the upcoming event. “This is our 2nd annual event and one of our biggest fundraisers planned for the year … and your works of art will be proudly displayed in our center for years to come. Is it fun? “

There will be three different times set up throughout the day for participants to paint their tiles at Up North Arts, which is located in the old Naval Reserve building across from Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cadillac.

The time slots are from 10 am to 11:30 am, from noon to 1:30 pm and from 2 pm to 3:30 pm Reservations will be necessary to allow social distancing. Masks will be mandatory and temperatures will be taken at the door.

The cost is $ 30 for an adult and $ 20 for children under 18.

Up North Arts Center will provide all the materials needed to paint the tiles.

For more information, email or visit

If people cannot attend, UNA encourages them to send donations to UNA, PO Box 62, Cadillac MI 49601. They can also donate through the website,

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“Safe to taste and easy to wash!” “ Fri, 17 Sep 2021 19:11:29 +0000

This TikTok parent explained how to make DIY sidewalk paints that wash off without leaving a permanent mark!

Myriam Sandler (@mothercould) is a mom and TikToker who shares helpful parenting and cooking tips on her TikTok account. Myriam recently shared a tutorial on how to make DIY washable sidewalk paints that are easy to wash off and are sure to be a hit with creative kids!

The video begins with Miriam grabbing a surprising object to make her sidewalk paintings: a muffin pan. Miriam fills the can with cornstarch and water, then mixes a different color of food coloring in each cup in the pan.

Next, Myriam shows the sidewalk paintings in action. Her daughter is sitting in the aisle, painting abstract shapes and rainbows on the floor. The paint spreads easily and dries quickly, creating multi-colored patterns that stand out against the dark cement of the driveway.

In the following shot, Miriam’s children appear painting a wooden playhouse in different colors. “Safe to taste and easy to wash!” A caption reads.

Finally, Myriam shows how easily the paints wash off any surface. First, she sprays a hose on the playhouse and the colors quickly fade. Next, she sprays a column of white stucco attached to her house, showing how the paint flows, leaving the column completely unstained.

Viewers couldn’t get enough of Myriam’s DIY sidewalk paintings.

“Yes! Let kids be creative without doing harm or permanent damage,” commented one viewer.

“I made it for my daughter and her friend and they absolutely loved it!” a grateful parent wrote.

Another parent commented, “I love it. I hate the touch of chalk and I feel bad if I tell my kids that I can’t do it with them.

To which Miriam replied: “Me too! It’s the best of both worlds.

Myriam sidewalk paints are perfect for kids and creative parents. Kids can create imaginative works of art, then easily erase them and start over. And for parents, it’s heartwarming to know that kids can paint over any surface without permanently staining it!

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