The Long Abstract Project

A little over two years ago I started an Artist Way type exercise, where I would draw a spontaneous abstract in ink on a 4" by 9" watercolour sketch book I found on the liquidation pile at the local arts supply store. Each day I would draw one with the effort to make if somehow … Continue reading The Long Abstract Project

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500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #443 – Well, I’ll Just Wait For Her Then

Well, I’ll Just Wait For Her Then Musings of the Artists Mind He's standing outside the door, having just inquired about the whereabouts of his date. Upon receiving a chilly reply to his question, he attempts to gather his dignity, straightens his back and replies: "Well! I'll just wait for her, then!” How will the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #443 – Well, I’ll Just Wait For Her Then

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #436 – High On Her Pedestal

High On Her Pedestal Musings of the Artists Mind Unawares that her lover is watching her from below, or is she? He kept so high on a pedestal that it is hard to believe she didn't notice. Her stance is coy and her gentle pose indicates the possibility that she is aware of her admire’s … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #436 – High On Her Pedestal

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

Part 16 - New Expressions  You will find an overview of newer experiments, greater ambitions and evolutions of previous stiles. The original intention was to include several new series and explorations with other media, but that became too vast to contain in these 500 works. Perhaps they will appear in my next project. Please stay … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity – Part 16 – New Expressions

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

Paper Shadows #8 Mutterings of the Muses: A glimpse is meant to be a fleeting thing, so to capture one would be nearly impossible. How does one capture the melting image of fading memory as it washes away? These two feel like an image made in foam and we are witnessing the foam bubbles burst … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #398 – Paper Shadows #8

My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

Brushes & applicators: I found that Calligraphy Brushes & Bamboo Brushes worked the best and I indulged in a variety of big ones. They hold much more glaze and helped me achieve more uniform coatings when I wasn’t dipping the bisqued pieces. They also allowed me the finer tips for greater details when wanted. You … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Ceramist’s Brushes

My Favourite Art Supplies – Tools of the Trade

Pottery Tools: Warning: If you are a guy, you will probably geek-out on all the gadgets available. Most of these things are used for marking and carving, so you can get crafty and find or make your own. OR You can get these awesome starter kits: 1- niceEshop 30pcs Clay Sculpting Tools Pottery Carving Tool … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Tools of the Trade

My Favourite Art Supplies – Adding the Flavour To The Fire

Glazes: These were usually private mixes from the studios I worked in. I never asked for the recipes. When I graduated to the private studio, under the mentorship of porcelain master Marie Cote, I used her clear glaze as the base for all my experimentation and mixes. It was the most robust and versatile glaze … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Adding the Flavour To The Fire

My Favourite Art Supplies – The Clays I Like

Clays: I’ve used mostly Cone 6 clays from Pottery Supply House: The ones I’ve used the most are: CONE 06 WHITE GROGGED CLAY: The Review: The grog allows you to work soft or rigid with ease. This is a beginners dream clay to use. CONE 06 RED GROGGED CLAY: The Review: This is the least … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – The Clays I Like

My Favourite Art Supplies – Mixing Boards

Paint Mixing Pallet: Get a wood one, it is easier to maintain with oils. Any local art supply store will have inexpensive ones in various sizes. If it feels comfortable to hold, get that one! If you aren’t standing while painting, then use any clean scrap of wood. You can use a pile of newsprint … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Mixing Boards