Renoir – absolutely amazing

Each time I am too stiff with “severe” rheumatoid arthritis or it feels like a struggle to hold the paintbrush , I think of this  short movie . Sometimes I need to watch it  again …..Renoir and rheumatoid arthritis  This is amazing …

Skillshare: Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Filming

Filming the Skillshare videos was a great experience, as mentioned in my last post. Since it did a lot better than I expected (almost 800 students now! crazy), I hope to make more later this year. In the meantime, thought I’d share a few things I learned along the way that I wish I knew at the start.…

An abstract art?

I have to admit I’m not too sure I understand about abstract art.  I have spent all this time up to the point in my life — now after decades of painting — and not painting — where I can finally get a representational human face on the canvas. I thought that was pretty remarkable….

What is ‘archival quality’ adhesive?

Originally posted on Turning Memories Into Heirlooms:
Adhesives, glues and other fixings can only be considered archival quality if they are removable without causing unnecessary damage to the mounted item. Fixings are used to mount fragile photos, prints and artwork to supportive backing boards, album pages and display mounting card. There are many types of…

Things that stifle creativity

In an earlier post, I asked what other people thought stifled creativity. These past couple of weeks I feel like technology is stomping all over mine. I have been so obsessed with trying to create this course… the one I want to teach online… that I have not lifted a paintbrush. It is just that…