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The Power of Paint Compels You

What is it about art materials that makes me all weak in the knees?   A perfect day for me could look something like this: poring over online art catalogs and comparing the translucence of various versions of Burnt Sienna. 647 more words

Art History

Today's Palette

Green Beetle. A chrome green hue with yellow thoughts.


Going Buggy

The creative process can be a mystery. I frequently work intuitvely, letting my painting evolve to where my soul inspiration takes me. What allows me to source the imagery is part imagination and part my experience with art. 439 more words

Sketchbook Week o3

By Shaun Pinello ©Little Dog Comics 2016

This is the week I feel like I got the hang of working on toned paper. The key seems to be to let the paper be your medium value even if your working in color. 198 more words


How I translate my passion for coffee into a piece of art?

Coffee is the reason why I get out of bed everyday, Brewing fresh coffee and smelling the heavenly aroma is my pleasure.

I start my day with long espresso (Starbucks beans that I grind for a fresh aroma), then I have a Turkish coffee at noon, and I treat myself with Nabob drip coffee in the evening. 138 more words

Ink & Gouche Painting Techniques

While preparing some materials for watercolor next week I ran across some earlier explorations with ink and gouache as a painting technique. The resulting effect is similar to a woodcut and the process feels very familiar to printmaking in general, which I have always favored. 565 more words


The First of the Watchers

I still haven’t figured out how to show a progressing project with alerts to my followers, so I’m continuing to post progressives on my professional Facebook page. 349 more words