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Acrylic Painting—Some Books and Materials Recommendations

In December 2018 I wrote a post on how to deal with an artistic plateau. I included some book recommendations in the hopes that readers would use some of the books as workbooks for self-study, to work themselves off the plateau they found themselves on. I added pen and ink as well as drawing books […]

A 4 x 7 inch watercolor painting on leftover book board that has been prepared with gesso.

Having Fun With Book Board Scraps

  In December I wrote, “Five Things To Do When You’ve Got Paper That’s Just Too Bad To Work With.”   In that post I wrote about gessoing over paper that you don’t enjoy working on so that you can still use the paper, but not feel limited by the paper in its manufactured state. […]


Fun with Ephemera


Above: a journal spread which uses prepainted pages, found text, and ends with pen and ink and gouache. Read more about the process below. Journal page approximately 8 inches square. Click the image for an enlargement.

It’s the weekend, and after a few days of longer posts I’m keeping this weekend’s posts short. Make stuff; fill journal pages. I hope you’ll do that this weekend.

Here are a couple of steps you can play with:

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