The Art Of Basketball Shooting Discovered

Since the sport of basketball was invented more than a century ago, youth, high school and college basketball coaches and players have all attempted to master the art of basketball shooting but in the 21st Century, high school basketball coach Steve Fisher has done just that.

Taking into account physics and a players body style, hand size and finger length coach Fisher has produced a remarkable and insightful DVD on the art of basketball shooting called The Secrets of Shooting.

I realized that there is a strong correlation between hand placement, wrist action, and how you release the ball. After studying great shooters of the NBA, I identified four distinct styles that different players use, said Fisher.

These four distinctive styles are all incorporated in his one-of-a-kind DVD which clearly explains how players can improve their technique of shooting a basketball. Jacob Hays, provides narration and carefully and with simplicity explains the techniques demonstrated in the Secrets of Shooting while the Fisher Sharp Shooters demonstrate each step of the way.
But these techniques did not come to Fisher overnight. Its a process that included his own attempts as an average high school basketball player and then later as a small town high school basketball coach to help all of his players become more confident and accurate shooters.

After reading Bill Sharmans book, Sharman on Basketball Shooting and John Fontanellas The Physics of Basketball, I realized that one size does not fit all and an individualized approach to the art of shooting a basketball was the best one for all players.

Included in his research was the study of some of the greatest basketball shooters of all time, from Pistol Pete Maravich, Rich Barry and Reggie Smith to George Gervin, Jerry West and Kobe Bryant.

He also studied biomechanics, body types, finger lengths, dart throwing, golf instruction the physics of dance and even medical studies and with all of his research and with his acquired knowledge developed the four distinct shooting methods covered in the DVD.

Traditional basketball shooting is geared to tall, thin ectomorph body types so many of todays young population are left out, Fisher said. I take an individualistic approach to basketball shooting and my DVD shows the correct techniques to shooting incorporating the four distinct shooting methods.
Fisher also puts to rest the notion that repetition alone will make a basketball player a better shooter.

The beauty of the DVDs approach is that the results are immediate. The methods sell themselves. When kids see the ball go in they believe, said Fisher.
Its perfect for players of any age and basketball camp, youth, high school and college basketball players.

A beginner’s guide to wall painting and home decor

With self-expression becoming a trend worldwide, everyone is looking for home decor ideas to get that perfect look for their home that reflects their unique style. Furnishings, accessories, flooring, and lighting are some of the aspects that can alter the decor of your home completely. On the other hand, wall painting is of equal importance as it complements the other mentioned aspects, giving an enhanced appearance. You can make your home look more appealing with the range of colours and ideas that are available today. One would be surprised as to how much of a role do paints play in decoration, as it forms the background for interior home decor.

However, it is difficult to choose good wall paints as there are many variations available in the market. To choose the most suitable one, the first thing to consider is the room you are looking to paint. If it’s your children’s room, then you can go for vibrant or lively wall painting ideas such as glow paints. Glow paints glow in the dark and give your kids’ room a fun and interesting look. If painting the entire house with one colour is what you are looking to do, then you have to be a little more careful while choosing the paints as it will form the base for your home decor. When selecting a colour scheme, one must keep in mind that most of the home painting techniques make use of two shades of one colour. The darker shade forms the base and the lighter one tops it to make the final look much lighter. The paints chosen have to be compatible with the rest of the decor of your home as well. To spice things up, there are different wall painting techniques like ragging; sponging or stamping that can give your walls a unique and special touch.

Keeping all this in mind, one has to also emphasize on selecting the best and most trusted brand of paints as quality precedes all. There are several attractive colours with their numerous wall painting schemes out there. You can even use different painting patterns and designs to make the walls brighter, colourful and welcoming. With proper application of these wall painting ideas, you can make your home much more inviting and the perfect place to spend time in.

th Century art comes to life with the works of Nicolae Vasilescu on display on Decebal Art Gallery

A Romanian born artist, Nicolae Vasilescu living in Canada, has his painting exhibits on display at Decebal Art Gallery. All the paintings are original oil paintings made on canvas or wood. There are no reproductions or prints of them. His paintings are known for their originality and quality. Not a single painting is repeated. Though he prefers using oil paintings, he has also worked with acrylic and water colors as well. The paintings are colorful and have a lively presence. One look at it and it evokes happiness from within.

The entire collection started from impressionism and went on to surrealism, abstractionism, eroticism, still life, cubism and landscape painting.Over 60 painting exhibits are on display and over 40 of them are for sale. His works of art have collectors from all over the world. The paintings can be bought for those less than 10,000 $ USD with PayPal. Others can be purchased with Wire Payment.

Every painting is an original idea and is quality personified. Oil paints or acrylic on canvas and wood with or without gold are used to create the paintings. The paintings primarily focus on surrealist, cubist, impressionist, nudist, still life and religious (icons) paintings.

The Decebal Art Gallery was made in the summer of 2008 and is based in Canada. This art gallery is a father and son venture and both of them share the same name. However, Nicolae Vasilescu Sr. is the owner of the art gallery website. It is updated almost every month to make room for more new paintings. The Decebal Art Gallery is a permanent art exhibit.

Nicolae Vasilescu started painting at the age of ten and since then touched the lives of people with his art works. At the age of 14, he won a children’s art competition and was presented with a gold medal from the then Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi. He went to The Bucharest College of Art at the age of 15. He became a Visual Arts Teacher in Asbestos and Danville (Quebec) and taught for a period of three years.

He has acquired experience for over 50 years as an artist in places like Romania, Italy, Quebec and Ontario. He has exhibited his works at Musee Laurier (Quebec) and Galerie Christin(Toronto) in Canada. He is now the caretaker at PERI Canada, Toronto and has been holding this post for a long time. Nicolae Vasilescu Jr. is an artist who is self taught.

Contact Information

Nicolae Vasilescu
DecebalArtGallery.com
Apt. 804, 1110 Caven Street,
Mississauga Ontario,Canada, L5G4N4
905-274-3292

Different Uses Of Paintings

Each and every person may be having different views when asked about painting. Some may find it as a means of relaxing from their busy schedule; it may be passion for some, while some may find it dirty as it spoils your hands while applying paints. People have been doing Paintings since ancient times and since then it hasn’t lost it importance. There are certain facts related to paintings which may not have crossed your mind. Paintings can be used in many different ways such as follows:

1.Decoration: Some people even though they don’t have any knowledge about painting and colours, but still they purchase paintings after spending a lot of money just to increase their collection of paintings and using them for decorating their house. They won’t even understand what the painter is trying to portray in his work, but still if they find it attractive they won’t mind spending money on them. Keeping a good positive paintings in your house always provide you with a great feeling. It creates a positive energy in your house. Besides that it will be a great way of grabbing attention of the guests who visits your house. It provides a glamorous look to your house. These paintings can be placed in offices and restaurants to attract the customers and to create a positive energy.

2.Psychological Effects: Paintings can be a great help for you in psychological way and it can definitely act as a medicine for the people having psychological problems. Art is one such thing which act as a healing agent for your psychological problems, be it music or dance or even paintings. Each painting are unique in its own way and provide some kind of message, it will reflect your personality in some or the other way.

3.Kids Thinking: There is one thing common between paintings and kids, both of them are beautiful. Children if exposed to paintings can improve their level of thinking. Most of the creative paintings are unique and provide some message. So if a child can understand this message he can definitely increase his grasping power and can also learn a thing or two about art. It helps in improving their creative and imaginative thinking.

4.Hidden Secrets: Each of the creative paintings has some hidden secrets and if you look at them closely you can easily find out those secrets. You just need to think it from the painter’s perspective and even if your ideas differ you can share your ideas with them. This will completely change your thinking way and you can look at things with different perspective.

5.Living Life: If you didn’t get life as you desired, you can live your life as you desired through your paintings. The feelings, thinking which you kept hidden from others can reach to people through the paintings.

Painting contractors

A welcoming ambience is automatically being created by a well painted and decorated home or office. To bring out a visually appealing outcome, creative mind and skill set takes the set of the painters and decorators. To create your ideal dcor, you must need to select the best colours for your home or office. You must look after different colours to select. >

If you want a complete decorating service, you must contact to Paul Tinsley decorating. They have expert people who are highly trained decorators and they offer many painting and decorating services which are as follows:

Woodstaining and varnishing: Along with high build and low build variations, you will get in different colours various woodstains and varnishes. To work from project to project you will get various materials to use. It is best to use a low build woodstain if you want a natural look because to penetrate deep into the wood they are designed. They also provide protection by not changing the base materials. To sit on top of the surface of the wood, high build woodstain are designed.

Interior painting: Including vinyl matt, vinyl silk, soft sheen, flat matt and chalky matt, you will get interior painting with best finishes in different varieties. Including gloss, satin, matt and varnish, you will also get internal trim paint in various forms. So it is important that you must choose the right paint for your house space. So for this, you must contact to Paul Tinsley decorating.

Exterior painting: There are many things you need to take inconsideration in case of exterior protective paint coatings. You must paint with the materials to exterior painting is the gloss painting of the previous breaks down, just painting over it will not be sufficient. At first you need to prime the breakdown space with primer so that it never breaks again, then you must colour it with best colours to look good. You must give the best materials to make your home look good. So you must go to Paul Tinsley painting and decorating.

Floor coatings: if the coatings of the floor are done properly, then it gives a dramatic impact on the space. For floors, you will get different types of coatings at Paul Tinsley painting and decorating. When considering coating a floor, it is important to provide a good key for the base materials. The finishing of the floor will be poor if the coatings are not done correctly.

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Simple And Funny Face Painting Ideas For Adults

Face painting is one activity, which is loved by everyone. From kids to adults, everyone enjoy the activity of face painting. There are various occasions where face painting is done. For instance, on carnivals, birthday parties, charitable occasions, and a lot.

Sometime body painting and face painting collectively make an impression that seems very interesting. Another idea is to use costumes that match with the face painting to give a complete look of the character that is painted on the face.

When it comes to face painting, innumerable options are available. Obviously, the options for kids and adults are different. Kids love to get their favourite cartoon or movie characters painted on their face. For adults, they would love to get a little different and more creative design. For sports occasion, some adults get their entire Designs such as vampires, witches, clowns, cats, mouse etc are a few common, and popular designs that look good on every occasion

The choice of adults and kids is different for face painting designs. The choice is dependent on the gender of the person as well as on the nature of the party for which face is to be painted. Kids usually love their favourite characters to be painted on their faces. They also like balloons and flowers.

At Halloween parties, adults are seen to have face painted themselves in the most interesting, and amusing patterns. Some enhance their Dracula look by painting some teeth, and having gothic representation. Even though, the apparel is devilish enough, they intend to augment the effect with the help of face painting.

Adults play a very important role when it comes to children events like birthday parties. This is made possible with the help of funny and entertaining face painting designs, as children are highly attracted towards them. This is usually witnessed in the form of clown. The face-painting pattern of a clown is an art form in itself. The multi-coloured face of the adult, seemingly like a clown, is highly entertaining for the onlookers.

Face painting is not enough for all occasions. In order to complete the look, you need to get the relevant costume as well. For instance, if you are painting your face as a joker, you should get the costume as well, so that it gives a complete look. Similar goes for other designs as well.

Some adults guide the painters to do some amendments in the designs that they already have with them. They choose the colours by themselves. With the addition of some items like glitters, and jewels, the designs look more appealing. Sometimes adults want to recall their childhood by selecting some simple and easy designs of the choice of kids.

Religious Art – Well-known Religious Oil Paintings

Religious art is an exciting topic covering some of the best art ever created, and surrounding some of the real art masters, over many generations and across many cultures. In the west, Christian art is maybe best known, and from that Renaissance art flourished to bring us the likes of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Religious buildings also were used to show off some of the best work around this time. The art and religion worlds have been linked very closely at times when society itself was most concerned in religion.

Today the west has in some ways moved away from religious art and much of it has become sterile, in the opinions of some. Others respect is for its contribution to the art movements that we have today and for the talent that is shown in the works of the more inspiring artists.

Religious art has often used well-known scenes from biblical scripture as the basis for its work, as well as individual people. Christian art frequently turns to Christ and Madonna for inspiration.

Away from the west other religions have also flourished in the art world, although their art styles have been somewhat different. The accuracy of western renaissance art contrasts to other religious works that include more emotion and symbolism, similar to the modern and abstract styles that we now have today.

Religious oil paintings, at the same time as remaining popular with the older generations of art lovers, have struggled to appeal to the younger art generations who can’t imagine them fitting into the style of modern homes. Their traditional style and often grand, bulky frames do not match rooms with a modern, minimalist feel. As such, it seems likely that future religious western art will become more abstract and colorful in style, even as continuing the themes of previous renaissance art.

You can read more about all types of art, together with Baroque & Renaissance in this religious art piece, written by the editors of Vault oil paintings, who offer high quality reproductions.

Fashion & Art a Potent Potion!

By Beverly Pereira Photography: Courtesy Tarun Tahiliani & The Singh Twins

Tarun Tahiliani’s Spring Summer 15 collection showcased at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 features motifs, imagery and colours inspired by the celebrated art of the British-Indian Singh Twins…

Fashion and Art are not exactly strange bedfellows. Think Andy Warhol’s portrait of Yves Saint Lauren or Warhol’s iconic flowers that played muse to Prada’s Spring 2013 collection. More recently and closer to home, Tarun Tahiliani has collaborated with the internationally acclaimed Singh Twins, whose works of art play muse to his Lakme Fashion Week Spring Summer -15 collection.

The London-born, Liverpool-based Singh Twins, Amrit and Rabindra, describe their work as -past modern’ as opposed to Post Modern, portraying their Indian and British identities through the application of eastern and western aesthetics. Using motifs that represent British Asian life, cityscapes and pop culture, their work is tinged with the personal and the political and can be viewed as a social commentary with tongue-in-cheek humour.

Hugely inspired by this melange, the designer launched a ready-to-wear fashion line at the Wills India Fashion 2014 in Delhi as an ode to the Singh Twins’ art. He has now crafted garments for the Mumbai Lakme Fashion Week that bring to life the Twins’ well-received Indian miniature paintings, detailed black and white drawings and digital mixed medium art that explores an exclusive relationship with their home city of Liverpool.

Tarun, himself, is known to skilfully blend the modern and the traditional and augmenting this with the Twins’ affinity for reviving the age-old technique of miniature painting and the juxtaposition of modern iconography has led to a range of digitally printed separates – kaftans, jewel tees, dhoti skirts, lungi skirts, leggings and dresses etc. Some colour palettes and elements have been creatively reworked by the designer to harmonise with the collection. The twins’ Wheel of Fortune has been incorporated as a whole on to a Tahiliani kurta, while decorative motifs from their black and white Aquarius have been reassembled and colourised within the design of another outfit. Silk kaftans, much like a vast canvas, allow the twins’ paintings to come through beautifully. Saris are rife with colours, featuring borders that carry Persian motifs borrowed from their paintings.

His menswear also features text vignettes, stylised clouds and waves, borders and decorative motifs from several of the twins’ works, offering fashion lovers an artistic take-away, proving yet again that the art and fashion are strong counter-influencers! click here to view images from the collection on indiaartndesign.com

There are Many Options for Wall Art for a Nursery

Parents who are looking for wall art for a nursery can find a huge range of products. Some people will look for these items at traditional stores. Others will shop online.

Some parents have a particular plan in mind for decorating their baby’s room. If they know the gender of the child they may pick something that is associated with either a boy or a girl. Others don’t want to know the gender and may pick something that is more gender-neutral. In either case, themes from children’s literature are often popular choices. There may be specific characters used like various animals or themes that have a connection with nursery rhymes.

A few families will want to find something that is completely unique. Instead of traditional blocks, alphabet letters or zoo and farm animals, they may want something that is very different in theme or style. Some will opt for abstract designs that focus on color or lines.

People looking for canvas wall art for a nursery can find a range of products. These types are often hand stretched on to frames that hold it in place. People who buy these types will want to keep them out of direct sunlight and away from humidity sources like bathrooms. These types are easy to move and hang as they are much like traditional framed prints.

Other parents may want to find a source for alphabet letters. These types can be flat or have some dimension. There are dozens of different font styles available ranging from very spare and modern to vintage types. These can be used in a monogram format or to spell the child’s name. Some will use the letters to spell out a phrase or sentence.

Using wall decals in a nursery can give a room a completely new look. These products come in a variety of different sizes and styles. Some cover all or most of the wall to show a specific scene. Others have several parts that can be arranged in different configurations. Parents who are interested in these types will want to look for ones that are easy to remove. These types tend to have an adhesive that does not leave any residue on the walls. Some types can be moved several times making them adaptable for repositioning or going into a new room.

Some companies that sell these products work directly with artists to create new products. This can help them to provide new offerings all the time and not be tied to the commercial offerings found at other places. These can be some of the best sources for wall art for a nursery.

For more information about wall art for nursery, please visit our website.

Popular Painting Styles The Impasto Painting Technique

The impasto painting technique involves varying the thickness and texture of paint on the canvas. This results in paintings that offer an exciting emotional response that is quite different from artwork with a more uniform application of paint. If well done, the subject of a piece of art will almost appear to leap out of its frame.

Some of the old Masters like Rembrandt and Hals, employed impasto techniques to selectively add depth and emphasis to specific areas of a painting such as the folds in clothing or wrinkles in skin. Monet used a widely variable thickness of paint to increase excitement and therefore hold and direct the eye of the observer. Van Gough utilized these techniques to evoke certain emotions.

Oil and acrylic paints dominate impasto for the simple reason that straight out of the tube they are already very thick. Their viscosity naturally allows the paint to stand out from the surface. Simply put, the more paint applied the more it raises off the canvas. Other types of paints like watercolors can be used but require a thickening agent.

The painting surface needs to be somewhat rigid and non porous. If traditional canvas is used then it must be tightly stretched on its wood frame and coated with several layers of Gesso or toned thoroughly with oil paint. Since any stretching or bending of the surface can cause the paint to eventually crack, an extremely rigid Masonite board is often used.

Because creating texture is the name of the game with impasto painting techniques, it is necessary for the artist to develop many different stroke styles. Also a wide range of brushes and knives are employed for unique effects. Some painters have been known to raid the kitchen for utensils that may yield unusual textures.