Searching for a medium that is a good fit is like looking at a buffet table. Do you go for the favorites or try something new? Deciding is easier if you really think about the things that interest and stimulate you, as well as what is involved in using a particular medium. This is what led me to oil and cold wax medium for most of my projects.
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Now that I have my inspiration (chairs), I can decide on which medium to use. When it comes to painting, I don’t usually start with a preliminary sketch. I like to begin by covering my surface, usually a cradled wood panel, with a few thin layers of color using oil...
Do you have something you’re drawn to time after time? Early in 2016, Lynn Foskett Pierson began exploring the chair as an ongoing theme in her work. A signature, if you will. Her insight on the subject is intriguing.
Every day when I enter my studio, I ask the question, where do I begin? If you are an artist who wants to get your work out there, more than likely, you have several projects going on at the same time. Here’s some insight on how to manage it all.
There are many ways to volunteer your time in Pinellas County. Have you considered working as a docent at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art at St. Petersburg College? It’s a wonderful way to give back this holiday season or year-round.
Do you collect quotes? I collect quotes. There is one by Anne Lamont that I find more relevant than I care to admit, no matter how many years in the studio. Perhaps it rings true for you, too.
You might ask, “What happened to ACT I?” Well, it seems to have disappeared sometime between the ages of 55 and 65. About the time you’re asked to mark your age group on a survey and you realize, if you’re being honest, you have to check the next group up. So, I’m...
Art therapy sessions offer a space to tackle and process difficult feelings. Typical sessions are patient directed and encourage experimentation, which means that patients have an opportunity to experiment and find the best ways to deal with tough ideas.