What’s going on in the Studio – California

double click to view close up of the end of the tulips and the beginning of a trypic

Computer Ergonomics and Blogging about Painting

My mouse and my paint brush are causing havoc  with my hand. Gotta stop blogging so often. You’re probably saying,” whew she is finally winding down. I don’t have to feel badly if I don’t push the “like” button.” I’m still here seeing what you are doing. I’ll keep going to the studio -just have to give my hand a rest and figure out my body posture. Traveling is in my near future. That will keep me off the computer. Well, maybe I’ll post from my cell phone app……

 These photos were taken inside, natural light , no rain, using the new iphone camera. The lens is amazing. I’m getting very lazy – not dragging around my camera and setting up the studio for shots of art work – just whipping out my phone and taking a picture! Pretty cool.

Painting with Oils Makes me sick but …

May 18th painting using interactive acrylics about 4 x 5 feet. click on painting to see detail

My sinuses and oils are not friends. I read this from a blogger in Namibia AfricaSILKEBERENS art, life, and africa.

In my studio I have a note scrawled on a piece of paper tacked up on my wall. Oils make me sick. Every time I painted my nose would run. I knew the solvents were toxic. Oh, but I loved to paint with oils. They were so buttery. Acrylic was so hard, so plastic. It’s was just not me.

Well, I have discovered a new love. Interactive acrylics by Chroma.

  • you can  reblend and rework all day.
  • a week later you can erase the paint or soften it in order to blend colors with new paint.
  • there is no plastic look or feel.
  •  Paint dries satin, not plastic looking.
  • I can control the drying process.
  • The paints are water soluble – not toxic.
  • http://www.chromaonline.com/products/atelier_interactive