Category Archives: acrylic

Preserving Our Small Art Stores

I support our local small art stores 99% of the time; This week reminded me of WHY I shop small business, and why YOU SHOULD TOO. I have used Golden Gesso many times in my life, but never paid attention … Continue reading

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Canvas Project

Remember when I posted about my entry into the Canvas Project? Hundreds of tiny canvas entries each painting their visual image of a word. They covered the walls of the art gallery with the canvases in Brooklyn! I wish I … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 29, Journal painting

*Warning, this is not a happy post! A roller-coaster ride is more accurate.* All through World Watercolor Month I’ve been writing like I haven’t in years. I had so much to be upset about, and then on the heels of … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 25, Savirtri Sleeps

Savitri tends to sleep deeply near us at night… We make noise, move pillows, and really, the only thing that wakes her is if she somehow smells cheese or ice cream or hears chips… food rocks her world! My kinda … Continue reading

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WWM: Day 15, Canvas Project, Bedlam!

  BEDLAM! I have the word “BEDLAM” for my entry into the Canvas Project 2018… I started with sketches, as I only have one canvas! I saw Yaman coming at me one night! Bedlam is when the “kittens” get CRAZY … Continue reading

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Tools: Brushes

I use cheap brushes, a LOT.  I don’t want to buy hair. I’m not a vegetarian, but am particular about how what I eat (and use) is killed, and don’t want to kill a critter for my brush — too … Continue reading

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Tools: Hahnemühle Post Cards

Okay, I admit it… I bought these for the TIN. My studio paints are overflowing into lots of little tins, and I loved the flowers on these tins and the size.  (How I used these tins and organized my paints … Continue reading

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