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Thursday, May 10, 2007

"How To" by Maggie Stiefvater

Full of Hot Air
Pastel on Pastelbord, 12 x 12 inches

You all know that I read Maggie's blog to have a smile at the end of my day. But.... she is a great artist and shares her ideas and discoveries with all of us. If you don't read her blog on a daily basis, you might check it out. She does a recipe/food instruction page , The Deadly Spatula, as well. She is a member of wetcanvas.com and shares info there. There is a very good thread going on at the moment in how she did this painting in colored pencil. Amazing stuff. I might even try it, a quick way to use colored pencil. Hoorah! That is my complaint about colored pencil, to get your paper filled in and have great colors you have to do umpteen layers. Maggie's method helps. She also does it on Pastelbord (we have talked about Pastelbord before, I used it in the one in this post, Full of Hot Air, and I'm using it in my current painting.) and frames without glass, if I'm not mistaken. Pretty cool.

The wetcanvas.com site is a little complicated, but in the thread you go forward and back using the arrows and numbers at the upper right and scoot around by clicking on links and using the search bar. Have fun. It is well worth the effort, believe me. Be careful, it is addictive, like blogging instead of painting. Hmmm.

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I Grew up in a small town , Magdalena, New Mexico. I enjoy art and the pleasure other people get from my work. I always donate some of my sales and art to charities, especially for children. That started in Bolivia with Para los NiƱos. (Link on sidebar) "I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." -- Winston Churchill


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