Need special tools to open that old tube of paint? Do you know where has it been? Ok, in June’s defense these were given to her.
You owe it to your collector’s to have the best quality artwork that will last for many years to enjoy! If it’s old, hard and moldy toss it. Old and hard paints make it difficult to create a juicy mixture of paint, specifically watercolors. If you decide not keep a color for whatever reason and it’s in good usable shape, sell it, give it away or trade with another artist. If you decide to keep a color that you haven’t used at all or barely, give it new life! Explore with color charts and color strings, you may find a new direction in your work.
In my workshops I start with color and your paint, this is not about the color wheel. I’ve created a spreadsheet for my students to inventory their paints, learn how to use the paints in a wise manner and how to stop spending money on paint when you can create beautiful colors, create spot on color match, learn about compatible palettes and much more. This simple portion can take an artist’s skills a lot further than a painting technique, although I do teach that also. I encourage them to build stronger painting foundation which can be applied to any medium. At my last workshop, I shared how many tubes of paint I own, how and why I started the spreadsheet. One my students had me beat, she had close to 300, but she had inherited most of them. That day she tossed 45 tubes of old paint, it was quite an eye opener for her!
A thief in Paris planned to steal some Paintings from the Louvre.
After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van…however, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied, ‘Monsieur, this is the reason I stole the paintings.’ I had no Monet
To buy Degas
To make the Van Gogh…
See if you have De Gaulle to send this on to someone else….
I sent it to you because I figured I had nothing Toulouse!
A little art humor to make your day!
Reblogged from www.giftoftherose.com
Yes, it’s very simple!
Enjoy a 30% discount and have an opportunity to be part of my art exhibit!
“Gift of the Rose” is an art exhibit dedicated in memory of my sister who suffered from asthma. The exhibit is about the language in colors of roses, roses are for love, pink is for gratitude and you can find more about the history and meanings related to the colors of roses here. Submit a story or poem about the colors in roses, the meanings or any roses related story or poem and receive 30% discount off any item from my Etsy shop “La Galeria”!
To receive a coupon code towards any purchase at “La Galeria”, first submit your story or poem and I will send you a special coupon code to use at checkout!
Read about the loss of parents or the story of a slave named Rose and the underground railroad. One of the paintings will be appeared in the May issue of “American Art Collector”, the proceeds from the painting “Tenderness” will go to the Golisano Children’s Asthma Fund. Submit your story or poem and that’s it, you’ll be part of an art exhibit and enjoy great impeccable art! My goal is to collect the stories and poems along with my artwork and publish a book where the proceeds will go the Golisano Children’s Hospital to further benefit the Pediatric Asthma Support. This is only possible if you can help, help a child breathe easier!
“Grand Opening”, 8×10? Giclee print on Somerset Velvet Paper
$35 less 30% discount !
“Grand Opening”, 8×10? Giclee print on Somerset Velvet Paper, in a gold frame
$54.95 less 30% discount !
or an original acrylic of a stunning White Calla!
Imagine at $99.95 less 30% discount!
Today was my first day at the Corn Hill Art Festival, it started with thunderstorm and some wind, it eventually turned into a beautiful day in the 70’s! Great crowds roaming through the streets enjoying the food, music and of course the countless booths of arts and crafts.
Pictured on the right is Elena Kurz, proud new owner of “Midnight Callas”, I’m excited that one of my creations has a new loving home!
Haven’t joined the Collectors Club yet? Don’t worry more art is available and always happy to chat about a special commission if I don’t have what you’re looking for. Come on down, Sunday, July 8 to the Corn Hill Arts Festival, my booth is #10 on Frederick Douglas Street…stop by and don’t forget the kettle corn!