May 2013 Blog Posts (4)

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Hi guys, just finished this, hope you like it...

What does an artist learn from

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Added by Richard Robinson on May 16, 2013 at 9:15 — 7 Comments

Small to Big

The finished painting. "Aloha" 31x23" Oil on Canvas.

Wednesday 8th May…

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Added by Richard Robinson on May 14, 2013 at 10:30 — 5 Comments

Brush Alternatives

In your efforts to loosen up your paintings by using such brush alternatives as old credit cards, you may be suffering from "brush withdrawal".  Here are some ideas to help you through the transition:

#1.  Pick a catchy name for your credit card:  I used an expired AAA (American Automobile Assn.) card and though of renaming it my Amazing Art Applicator or my Almost Abstract Art card.  You could name…

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Added by Stuart J. Gourlay on May 1, 2013 at 2:57 — 15 Comments

Making your own textured panels

Making Textured Panels



Materials for and preparation of the panels:



I use 1/4" MDF (medium density fiberboard) or 1/4" finish grade plywood (birch is less porous than oak). I buy 2 ft by 4 ft sheets (about $10) at the home store (Home Depot) and cut them up on my table saw to size. I most commonly make 9" by 12", 11" by 14" and 12" by 16" panels.  After…

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Added by Stuart J. Gourlay on May 1, 2013 at 2:12 — 16 Comments

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