Category Archives: Painting

Gabriel Metsu’s fair shake

Recently an exhibit opened at the National Gallery in Washington DC to little, make that no, fanfare (according to this the Daily Beast/Newsweek article). A contemporary of Vermeer, Metsu still seems to be largely ignored by modern art goers which is … Continue reading

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Mona Lisa mystery

A few years ago when the hubs still worked at Market Street Books I had the divine privilege of enjoying the world of ARC’s or advanced reader copies. One of the more delightful books I read was the story about … Continue reading

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New Painting!

A while ago this painting was featured on How About Orange and I wanted to make one immediately. That didn’t happen, but I’ve finally made one for myself! For this painting I started with a light blue. I mixed my own … Continue reading

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Art Teacher Approved: Chroma Temp Tempera

I’m continuing my gotta-have list with a shout out to Chroma Temp! When I began teaching at my current school I inherited a basement full of art goods. And it literally was a basement. My school used to be a … Continue reading

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365 [6 Oct 10]

This is the beginning of a tiny painting of the Slogan Sign of Durham. The sign was built in 1913 and lit at Christmas time. Originally it was lit with red, green, amber, and white lights but my painting will … Continue reading

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365 [7 Sep 10]

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Finally finished!

I finally had a little time to finish this wonderful project. I spray painted the paper matte-black and have yet to adhere it. Maybe another week! I used Canson watercolor paper to paint blocks of color for my background. I … Continue reading

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