Gloss is a type of medium that can be mixed with different acrylic paint colors to give your matte paint a glossy-er look. Or you can add just a bit of color to the gloss for a varnish. Not all glosses are built for oils or acrylics so read the labels to make sure you get the right kind of gloss for your project.
I fixed the image into a frame at my mother’s home. Cropped. Slightly elongated. I wanted to see how the colors would compliment her interior space. Not sure yet if this work is meant for her space. She loves it, so that’s a good start.
A family member reached out to me asking if my art was for purchase and how they could purchase an original art work. I answer her questions here.
Photos of large scale art work with it’s smaller copy.
Drawing digitally is great to pass time or just quickly get an idea out there.
Often times I paint over some of my used canvases because the art was initially created as a quick sketch or teaching exercise. Yet every so often one gets in with the family.
The story for this piece includes Ancient Egyptian Religion and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
What’s the point of writing another blog post when you just don’t feel like it? You’ve been at it for years (or months), what’s the point?
As more and more time passed my thoughts about this painting changed again. When I felt like the victim in a relationship, the woman depicted in the painting became a pawn. When I felt powerful she became a queen. Over time my understanding of what I painted deepened from what it initially was (at the age of 15 years old).
The leaf stitch video is posted for beginner cross stitch.
Cactus Painting: Time to Repaint
I will say that it has been a few weeks since adding a few more brush strokes onto this painting and I’m wondering if it is completely finished ...like done, done OR is it in limbo again.
During this time it is extremely important to care for yourself and keep your immune system up and I have been lacking in this area. I know I’m not the only one, which is why I’m sharing this commitment with you.
...we had fun working together and that’s all that really matters. If you would like to encourage a little bit of creativity with your little one you can try this art project, Animal Handprints. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/FYequfwuL_E
I'm just glad there is an "excitement" after all these years and that's truly the lesson and blessing.
I'm personally awful when it comes to measurements
Blending paint is probably one of my most rewarding therapeutic art techniques. I literally dive into a deep mindful state.
In these lessons I will show you four different shading techniques that are super easy to implement into your art projects.
Just last night I took a step towards my goal with ease and gratitude. It was an upgrade/ improvement to my Therapeutic Art practice. The step seemed small at the time and I didn’t realize how much of a large step it actually was until the following morning.
Hi everyone! Hope you all are keeping busy and having fun! This video is a timelapse for the Lesson Two Class about tinting colors. The full video is at this link. Be sure to leave a like or comment! Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day! 😊
Finishing up on Lesson Two Colors Tints Shades
I received a request from my niece about different brush strokes. Click this link to watch the class at my YouTube channel: Art & All Tings Love
Hi everyone! Hope all is well with you! We’ve have just received news from our school district that classes will be out an additional two weeks due to the Coronavirus pandemic. So, if you need some art activities to explore today we are learning about tinting and shading colors. See the video clip from Lesson Two.
Hi everyone! As mentioned before Lesson Two will be posted today. (See 28 secs video for details) This class is geared toward our older students however, younger students are more than welcome to try this exercise out. I will upload this to my YouTube channel (at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesjVCRs0SzWK_WgJYj48Ew) and add the assignment to the google classroom. Thanks and have wonderful day!
I’m so happy that many of you expressed interest in the children’s online art classes. For students (parents) who signed up for the classes you should have received a google classroom invite from me.
If you are interested in signing up your student please email me by filling out the contact form at this website.
THANK YOU my dear friends! 🥰
Hello everyone! There is so much happening at this moment in each of our lives with the Coronovirus pandemic. For me this means finding activities for my children to do while at home for the next four weeks. I’m offering free online art classes for our beautiful and creative children. The classes are geared towards school aged children and most materials will be items you can easily find at home or online. Please read this post for details.
If you haven't tried printing your artwork on canvas I highly recommend it. Your customers will appreciate it and you can keep your art. Queen Bee Art
I enjoyed this story so much that during college I almost got a tattoo of "poetic justice" in Arabic on my lower back. You know the kind and please don't ask me why? Why not? And Arabic? It was a phase and the written language so lovely. And I still don't have any tattoos but that's not what this is about!