Aug
20
2010

Liquid Pencil

There is some hype about a new product....the Sharpie Liquid Pencil.  This is a fun item that writes like pencil and remains eraseable for 24 hours before it becomes permanent.  But wait!  This sounds familiar!  Matisse Derivan has been making a product called the liquid pencil.  Although the Sharpie is great as an everyday writing utensil, the Matisse liquid pencil is made for artists.  It comes as a fluid so you can pour it onto your palette and use a brush.  In addition, there are 4 subtly shaded undertones and 2 neutral graphite shades to use.  You can use brushes, pen nibs, or any other mark-making... [More]
Jul
30
2010

Who Says You Need to Know What You're Doing?

My friend Heather and I, collectively known as Heather Squared, took some time to play!  We got out some Montana Gold Spray Paint  and Montana Hardcore Markers, layed down a tarp and got to work.  We had absolutely no plan and no idea what we wanted to make.  This was purely about having fun with a friend and some new art supplies.  In my paintings, I am always very conscious about design elements, subject matter, and concept.  Sometimes you get so wrapped up in your art and your concept that you forget to play!  Although I continue to spend most of my time on my personal work, I always love to have Heather... [More]
Jun
22
2010

Don't Forget to Protect Your Artwork

You’ve just finished a piece of art – it’s fantastic and you can’t wait to display it or sell it.  You haven’t applied a protective coating because you love what you have done and are not sure what a coating will do to your art.  So you think you are better off doing nothing.  Here’s why you should change your mind…Why Varnish A Painting? •    If you don't varnish, over time dust, dirt, moisture and pollution will change the look of your painting.  Acrylics especially are like "dust magnets" that will attract dust and dirt to the porous surface; however, all... [More]

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