How to Stretch Watercolor Paper

And… Pros and Cons I usually stretch my 140 lb watercolor paper. Pros: Stretching creates a wonderful firm flat surface to paint on, instead of ripples and buckles in the paper. I use 140 lb Arches Cold Pressed paper, but any watercolor paper can be soaked and...

Making your own Transfer Paper

Materials needed to make your own transfer paper:                         Pad of tracing paper (any good tracing paper will work) I use an 11” x 14” sizeGraphite Stick – #6B  (Make sure it is graphite, not charcoal)Cotton ballRubbing alcohol Follow these steps:...
About Being an Artist

About Being an Artist

“Don’t think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol When I was in The Frame Factory yesterday,...
New drawings

New drawings

It’s fun for me, lately, to spend time drawing. Here are a couple new additions to my Moleskine sketchbook. A new larger size book, with bigger drawings are leading me to amp up my drawing skills… new challenges! Here is a comparison in size from my...

Teaching classes, on Zoom!

Hi Everyone!Things have changed. And, 2020 has become a time of gaining knowledge, experience and pushing beyond your comfort level So, for me, that means learning how to teach online To start with … I’m going to teach a class through French Escapade...

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