This unconventional history of the American art world will address provocative questions of material, process, and intention that bridge the art/craft divide.
These explain various techniques—how to work and paint with artist’s watercolor on paper, oils or acrylics on artist canvas; how to use pastels, pencils or pen and ink; how to work with different surfaces/grounds;
Abner Peeler, of Webster City, IA, invented the airbrush in 1878. Imagine, over 130 years ago! Abner, a professional inventor who tinkered with things such as screw machines, bicycles and typewriters, developed this painting tool—originally called a “paint distributor”—specifically for photographic retouching.