Artist and Craftsman Supply graciously put together a show not long ago called Full Spectrum. In the midst of focusing my energy on answering calls to artist and prepping for an introductory acrylic paint class I put together a few paintings and answered the call. The two paintings were a simple test from the start. Can I pull something together presentable? In a short time? The answer was yes!
What I learned from this, and other similar experiences, is these are as a "stretch" exercise these two pieces did work. The time and
Date and time: April 20th, May 4th 9am -1 pm
Where: Village Gallery of Arts (503) 644-8001
Cost: $100 members /$110 Non-members,
Are you ready to explore acrylic painting, want a refresher or simply interested working on an acrylic painting in a friendly group setting? In this introduction we will delve into acrylic painting while we create landscape, floral, abstract and a macro perspective painting. Each artist will select their own pallet and element based on their experience, preferences and
All acrylic paints are not created equal. Golden Fluid Acrylic paints have been my go to since 2015 through a little accident that I didn't feel the shop owner should have pay for. Yep, I opened a bottle of paint and gave it a little squeeze. 'Blurped' it all over the lid, now who would want to buy
Painting with Wool
In another article Play Time I noted a two dimensional portion of a face done in needle felting. A friend had invited me to attend a needle felting workshop for beginners. Having completed several landscapes and a few three dimensional projects over the past several years I don't exactly
As artists we need to practice our craft to have regular growth. Over time I've seen patterns in my growth and reoccurring themes across mediums. On this blog thread I would to share some of my practice pieces and a little bit about them. Feel free to comment and share yours. Be sure to check out my Still Life page for a gallery of free images if you would like to play along.
Let that inner child run free with all the art supplies. Try something new every day, make a mess, and answer the question of "Can I do that?" with a resounding "Yes!". Try something new, learn and "fail forward". Variety is the spice of life it has been said, and I tend to live it in my art endeavors. In the past month my interest have taken me into...
Shortly after embarking on the Americana series, a large 48" x 48" canvas is only partially completed. I began working on smaller pieces ranging from 12" x 12" to 20" x 24" and exploring the symbolism and the reoccurring themes. It turns out, for me, Unity is at the core. This comes at a time when America has become more polarized politically and socially than I ever recall. Maybe it is the unfiltered wilds of social and mainstream media where we receive a barrage of messages condemning and ostracizing any group. Everyone asserting
Recently the idea of wall art in the theme of "Americana" came up. As I mulled over the possibilities, poked around the internet and considered the current cultural and political climate my questions grew. Couple this with a lens provided through on the job training with my employer, who is deeply committed to serving a diverse group of people in need, along with the barrage of media images and stories it occurred to me, Americana as a theme would make for an exciting series.
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