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Posts Tagged "art"

The October 2017 Pastel Challenge!

The October 2017 Pastel Challenge!

by It’s October and I am back to doing the annual pastel challenge! It means that, along with a group of other pastel artists and enthousiasts led by Gail Sibley, we challenge ourselves to paint with pastels every day of the month. Paint every day; easy, right? Well, not as easy as it sounds! Doing something every day builds routine, but…

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Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

by So you want to be an artist, eh? 😉 Because we don’t live in a black-and-white world, let’s start with getting an understanding of how colours work together and how a tool most artists still use all the time, the colour wheel, came into existence. In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop the colour wheel. He…

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We’re all a little mental sometimes…

We’re all a little mental sometimes…

by A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of having my teenage niece and nephew stay with me for a week (along with their little 4-year-old sister and mom and dad), and it reminded me of the busy, cheerful house my sisters and I grew up in. There was always activity, people everywhere, and if you needed someone to talk…

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