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Oil Painting Tips and Tools

Judy Ragagli

Oil Painting Tips and Tools
Here are some tips, tools, and techniques for starting an oil painting.

Barbie Gets A Makeover -New Website Features Realistic Oil Paintings of Vintage Barbie by Artist Judy Ragagli

Judy Ragagli

Barbie Gets A Makeover -New Website Features Realistic Oil Paintings of Vintage Barbie by Artist Judy Ragagli
The new website features Judy Ragagli's hyper-realistic original oil paintings of Barbie and her glamorous couture days beginning with her spectacular debut in 1959 as the ultimate fashion model.

What is a Giclee?

Judy Ragagli

What is a Giclee?
What is a Giclee Fine Art Print?  A Giclee is the reproduction of an original work of art generated from a digital image printed with the very finest archival inks. The Barbie Giclees are printed only from my original oil paintings and is a great way to own a beautiful piece of art with a limited budget.

One of My Biggest Art Influencers: The Art of Jon Whitcomb

Judy Ragagli

One of My Biggest Art Influencers:  The Art of Jon Whitcomb
The art of Jon Whitcomb, one of my biggest art influencers.  He was a famous in-demand illustrator during the 1940's through the 1960's and is one of the most recognizable Mid-Century illustrators to this day.

What Inspired You to Paint Barbie?

Judy Ragagli

What Inspired You to Paint Barbie?

  Why do you paint Barbie?I wanted to create an oil painting of Barbie that represents her as a cultural statement and/or icon in our modern times. I also wanted to celebrate her as a symbol of beauty, or “perceived” beauty. Through painting Barbie I found a connection to beauty.One can interpret, through my oil paintings of Barbie, the paintings of her promote the principle of beauty. I wanted to capture her and make sure she wasn’t lost in the form of “Barbie.” The expanded view of Barbie in my paintings, is not just “Barbie, the Doll,” but, a realistic...

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