Artist Notebook

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Make An Art Book: Preserve The Memories of Your Old Artworks By Making A Book

Make An Art Book: Preserve The Memories of Your Old Artworks By Making A Book

(contains affiliate link) Have you ever, as an artist, sold a painting and wished you had more documentation of it before it left? More memories? Do you have trouble remembering all the pieces you’ve painted? As artists, we tend to ...
Cactus Paintings On Canvas: A Mini Cactus Art Odyssey

Cactus Paintings On Canvas: A Mini Cactus Art Odyssey

Do you love houseplants? I sure do! I started my cactus collection back in college. At that time (late 90s) the vintage bohemian apartment filled with plants was not trendy, it was just what we did since our landlords wouldn’t ...
Resin Coating Art: A Painting On A wood Canvas

Resin Coating Art: A Painting On A wood Canvas

  I recently spent some time working with resin pouring and then coating some of my ink abstracts in resin. It was interesting, stressful, time consuming, messy, and also intriguing. Resin itself is intriguing with its durable glossy finish that ...
Blue Turquoise Ink Abstract Painting, Mind Map

Blue Turquoise Ink Abstract Painting, Mind Map

Blue Turquoise Ink Abstract Painting I am trying to fall asleep, but slumber eludes me. I cannot shut off my brain and find the needed peace to drift off. my mind is buzzing with information. I am a human, a ...
Blue Ink Gold Leaf Abstract Painting, Journey of a Lifetime

Blue Ink Gold Leaf Abstract Painting, Journey of a Lifetime

Blue Ink Gold Leaf Abstract Painting Over lakes. Over streams. Over mountains. Over oceans. Over rivers. Life will never stop challenging you. Title: Journey of A Lifetime The painting itself is 9×12. Even in a UV protective frame, it should ...
Blue Gold Pink Agate Painting, Come Find It

Blue Gold Pink Agate Painting, Come Find It

Blue Gold Pink Agate painting Layers of ink like the layers of minerals deposited over time in a stream. Title: Come Find It The painting itself is 9×12. Even in a UV protective frame, it should not be hung in ...