Transformations with Life #22: “Southwest”

I grabbed this little cactus as soon as I saw it. it's filled with character! It feels like it's standing up and saying: "hey, I'm over here!" The pot is a stoneware clay, cone 6 electric fired, finished with underglaze, engines, stains, iron infused slip, and clear glaze. After painting on the brown underglaze on … Continue reading Transformations with Life #22: “Southwest”

My Favourite Art Supplies – Canvas: My Favourite Pre-made.

Stretched Canvas: The Review: Sargent brand offers a double primed surface, which allows you to use less paint on the painting and to take advantage of the pure white for building up layers and depth. I think it’s a great bang for the buck! As you get more comfortable with your materials, you may find … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Canvas: My Favourite Pre-made.

My Favourite Art Supplies – Canvases: To Make or Not To Make…

Stretcher Strips Stretching Bars for Art Canvas Frames: The Review: At the start, I was making my own stretchers from pretty much anything I could. Some were, well let’s say less elegant than others. I found these bars and the process became much easier and sturdier. If you aren’t buying pre-made canvases, then this is … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies – Canvases: To Make or Not To Make…

My Favourite Art Supplies: Burlap – For Texture And The Rustic Touch

Burlap Fabric 60” Wide X 5 Yards: The Review: I’m not sure I’d recommend this for the application I applied it to. I used it for a canvas to stretch over a stretcher… several times, in fact. It soaks up the Gesso in industrial quantities and then does the same to the acrylic paint. The … Continue reading My Favourite Art Supplies: Burlap – For Texture And The Rustic Touch