Archive for December, 2008

Tuscany in pigments and paints

A painting I have in progress: another Tuscan farmhouse scene, in a mix of acrylics and earth tone pigments. I’m struggling with where to go next. Maybe the sky will get some more color. Happy holidays!

Gold leaf icon

  For my last art class (experimental techniques in acrylic), the ‘experimental technique’ was gold leaf. Which immediately makes me think of Byzantine religious icons. At first I was trying to think up ways to incorporate the gold leaf into a cityscape like ones I’ve been working on recently, but in the end I decided […]

5 things

I was tagged by the lovely and talented Leah for a meme which involves writing a post on “five things you do that help keep you mentally well”. So here goes… 1. Creating things – writing, painting, drawing… it all works.2. Moving my body – when my body’s happy, my mind’s happy.3. Connecting with other […]


Signing up for a creative 2009

I enjoyed Art Every Day Month so much last month that I’ve decided to join in for Leah’s Creative Every Day Challenge for 2009. I’m looking forward to more interaction with the online community of creatives I’ve gotten to know over the past month.

Playing with pigments

Last night in my art class (Experimental Acrylic Techniques) we used pigments. The teacher brought in five or six natural pigments, which we mixed with water and medium to get a paint-like consistency. And then we painted. It took a little while to get used to the different qualities of the pigments, the varying coverage […]

Tuscany painting: done?

acrylic on canvas, 50 x 40 cm. I think this one is done, or close. I’m going to set it aside for a week or so and see how I feel about it after that.


AEDM month is over; now what?

Art Every Day Month was a blast. On one hand it seems like it flew by; on the other I feel like art has been a daily habit forever. I am so grateful for Leah and all the other creative folks I have gotten to know through this challenge. I have been so inspired by […]

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