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Posted on May 7, 2015 in Creativity


The Trouble with Brushes

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Creativity

CatTDo I ever go through a lot of brushes. I try to be kind to them - really I do. But even when taken care of they will eventually start having bad hair days and, well, it's no use fighting with them. I don't throw away all the old ones. Some can be good for putting down quick large shapes or anything that doesn't need a lot of precision. However, painting should be fun in order to be creative and a dishevelled brush will be no fun if you are wanting accurate shapes or edges. Here's my video about brush care, if you need a refresher. May as well have them last as long as possible. Brush Care Video by Cheryl O

For Portrait Course Students ...

Posted on May 3, 2015 in Creativity

This one is for all my portrait course students. Thanks to cartoonist Tom Cheney.


Be Yourself

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Creativity


Creativity and Life

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Creativity

Fruit2TCheck out this great article from Skinny Artist:

6 Ways Creativity Can Make Us Better At Life.

Small Tasks

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Creativity


Just Wow - Hubble Telescope Images

Posted on Apr 24, 2015 in Outside the Box

Check out the story behind this amazing telescope here: The Hubble Telescope Turns 25


Never Too Old

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in Creativity


Colours of Light

Posted on Apr 21, 2015 in Creativity

ColofLt250Lots of creativity happening in the current "Group of 7 and Beyond" class! This is a painting that was done quite awhile back inspired by Tom Thomson's style. "Colours of Light" - private collection.

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