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Celebrate Halloween 2017 with Natural Earth Paints

Celebrate this HALLOWEEN season with our Natural Face Paints!

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Waiting for Takeoff

Waiting patiently for takeoff from San Francisco International Airport

Skyward Vision

Infrared exploration taken in Talent, Oregon

Watercolor & Ink Studies – Just For Fun

Introduction.

Hi!  I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.  

Watercolor Studies: A Pear and its shadow

Why Do Studies.

There are several reasons why I like doing these studies.  Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind.

  • Focus:  One has to pay attention when working with watercolor.  The paint moves and I like to take advantage of the paint’s nature.  However, it can get away from me if I’m not paying attention!
  • Fun:  Its watercolor, for the same reason you have to focus: it moves.  
  • Muscle memory.  These studies help develop the skills of observation and brush control.  Doing them often enables me to remember what to do when faced with paper, paint and water.
  • Draw & Paint.  I get to work on both drawing and painting skill sets!  What could be better?

About the Subject Matter.

The subject matter was inspired by the October list of prompts by the website “Doodlewash®”.   There is a list for every day in October, just as a prompt in case you are grappling with what to draw.  

For October 20th, the prompt was “pears”; no problem, I have some pears ripening so I drew and painted one.  

But, the prompt for October 21st was “corn”.  My husband and I already ate up the candy corn.  And, we don’t have any ears of corn in the refrigerator.  What to do?

Aha!  I have a bottle of “Corn Huskers Lotion” sitting on my kitchen sink counter!  Sounds like “corn” to me.

So, tomorrow’s prompt is “barn”; I don’t live in a barn or have one.  So, what to do?  My thinking cap is on; I like this sort of thing.

watercolor studies : Corn Huskers Lotion

Adding Ink.

Oh, by the way, this month is also “Inktober™“.  I thought it would be fun to add some ink today, hence the inking around my “Corn Huskers Lotion” bottle.

In any case, I hope you enjoy the watercolor sketches.  Thanks!

#WorldWatercolorGroup #Inktober2017

 

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Owls in the Wilderness by Eva Thiemann at the Berryman Gallery through Nov 2

Snowy Owl, oil painting by Eva Thiemann on display at the Berryman Theater in Medford, Oregon until Nov 2, 2017

Eva Thiemann Owls in the Wilderness

October 3, 2017- November 2, 2017

WOODLAND WARDEN, oil painting by Eva Thiemann

Eva Thiemann, who has previously been known mostly for her oil paintings of Alaskan bears, has ventured into portrayals of owls with grace and finesse. Her signature style of abstract backgrounds supporting realistic subjects has carried over into her new works beautifully. A show of her oil paintings of Owls in the Wilderness is on display at the Berryman Gallery in the Craterian Theater. The show can be seen when attending a performance at the Craterian. Performances remaining while Eva’s show is up include The Simon & Garfunkel Story on October 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Rogue Valley Harmonizers present Songs of Broadway with VOCAL SPECTRUM October 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, MOMIX – Opus Cactus on November 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM, and The Improvised Shakespeare

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Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Elm Burl by Dan Tilden

Art Reception at the Rogue Gallery on October 20, 2017

Alx Fox Sunrise Through the Mist

Main Gallery exhibit: Elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, Eleanor Erskine, Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, Keith Johnson, and Dan Tilden

Exhibit date: September 29 – November 10, 2017

Artists in this exhibit explore the classical idea of the elements: earth, water, fire, and wind. Described as the simplest essential parts of all things, the four elements have fascinated artists throughout history. Printmaker Eleanor Erskine, sculptor Dan Tilden, and abstract painters Alx Fox, Zelpha Hutton, and Keith Johnson uniquely create artwork reflecting this concept of the natural world.

Eleanor H. Erskine received a BFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA in Printmaking with special focus in Sculpture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has taught at Maine College of Art, Kansas

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For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints,…

For those of you who have been eyeing these particular prints, here’s a heads up that there are only a few left in my limited edition run. Five of the beetle and three of the Passion flower. I won’t be making more so get em while you can! 💜 www.miche…

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Grand Jury prize finalist

I was humbly surprised to be informed recently that I’m a finalist for the Manifest Grand Jury Prize, with a cash award of $2,500, which will be bestowed on the best single work exhibited in the entire 13th season at Manifest Gallery. This means the organization’s panel picked Breakfast with Golden Raspberries as the best work in […]

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How to do Wonder Woman Face Paint for Kids

Check out our latest product mention on the blog, Romper, that talks about DIY face painting this Halloween using our Natural Face Paint Kit! Click here to read the full blog post on Romper.

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Thiebaud, part 2

More Thiebaud, on how he isn’t and was never a Pop artist, is self-taught, and doesn’t trust art that’s rooted in ideas, from another book published in the same year as the one in the last post, Realists at Work, John Arthur, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1983: You’ve described yourself as a self-taught painter. Does that mean […]

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