Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
How to make home-made gesso!
Gesso (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒɛsːo] "chalk," from the Latin: gypsum, from Greek: γύψος) is a white paint mixture consisting of a binder mixed with chalk, gypsum, pigment, or any combination of these.
Gesso (pronounced: “jess'-o” is used by artists as a primer on canvas, paper, and wood so that paints and other materials will not flake or peel off. Most commercially produced stretched canvases usually are pre-gessoed.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
|You Can Turn to Stone Now! by Kathryn M. Bennett|
In my printmaking classes at WOU, we were required to choose a theme each term. Since I was also studying anthropology, I chose to focus on folklore and mythology. This project was originally a plan for a painting (yet to be done... but I will). Many sources say she was ugly, but I wanted to illustrate Medusa as a beautiful woman who was cursed with the inability to let anyone get near her. Also, most images I found showed her with the snakes all the same kind and I chose to give her a variety.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
In the beginning... I began this blog to promote and sell my artwork and eventually, by the grace of God and the universe, quit my day job. Well, yes that was a bit of a stretch for a dream and no, it hasn't happened quite yet, but I have sold a few pieces and that makes me happy. Confession: I usually just turn around and buy more art supplies.