No need to get fancy… a cheap Sauvignon Blanc will expertly sooth your aching back, hands, and self doubt after a late night painting session.
Month: February 2016
This is a common practice for me -I often work in monochromatic pallets. Through frustrating color mishaps I quickly learned that I needed a system for identifying my own mixed paints because in a wet state they can seem almost indistinguishable.
So… As in the case of this painting which consists of many tints & shades, 11 in total, I number them according to color value. I label them with sharpie on scotch tape so I can pull the tape off after the piece is finished and reuse my paint storage cups.
I don’t know if other artists use this method -a long time ago I tried it on a whim and found it worked really well for me.
If the image I’m painting is very complex I will write corresponding numbers on my canvas too. I did not for this painting.
This is probably the only time I’m at ease with numbers.
February 21, 1933
Nina Simone earned the moniker ‘High Priestess of Soul’ for she could weave a spell so seductive and hypnotic that the listener lost track of time and space as they became absorbed in the moment. NinaSimone.com
…is gold glitter. And resin.
Tonight, it was a lot of Bill Withers, James Brown and hours of painstakingly painting fonts. The effort -rewarding or futile, I’m still not sure.
Later while waiting for my third coat on the letters to dry, I poured a glass of Pinot, put on Chet Faker and embarked upon making 20 glittery pendants. #Goodnight
February 20, 1937
Nancy Wilson is an American singer with more than 70 albums, and three Grammy Awards. … Within four weeks of her arrival in New York she got her first big break, a call to fill in for Irene Reid at “The Blue Morocco”. The club booked Wilson on a permanent basis; she was singing four nights a week and working as a secretary for the New York Institute of Technology during the day. … Wilson’s debut single, “Guess Who I Saw Today”, was so successful that between April 1960 and July 1962 Capitol Records released five Nancy Wilson albums. Wikipedia
In an effort to find new ways to share the beauty of original vintage papers with you I am creating a line of paper assemblages. These new artworks are collages of vintage record album sleeves paired with delicate, yet vibrant, papers. They are sized at 8″x 10″ and 5″x7″ for easy framing. They are available for purchase at Etsy.com/shop/HiFiArtStudio