Thoughtful Thursday: Oil Painting Tips & Tricks

Prime your canvas/ Buy a primed Canvas "Priming your canvas by applying a layer or two of gesso to the surface will help the colours in your work really stand out. When using oil colour on canvas, and the canvas is poorly primed, the oil may sink into the canvas and leave dull patches on … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Oil Painting Tips & Tricks

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Thoughtful Thursday: How Artwork in the Home Engages Your Identity

We may only speak a few languages, but we communicate in a multitude of ways. For instance, I may tell you that I have a bold personality, or I could show it through my behavior and outward appearance. The studded leather jacket I wear, or the way I speak my mind, contain the qualities of boldness. … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: How Artwork in the Home Engages Your Identity

Thoughtful Thursday: More than Meets the Eye

“My paintings are multifocal,” the British Op artist Bridget Riley once explained. “Not being fixed to a single focus is very much of our time.” Without a clear point to fix on, the eye involuntarily moves around an image, bringing elements of the picture in and out of focus. This is the idea behind Optical Art, or … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: More than Meets the Eye

Thoughtful Thursday: A (non) Permanent Mark

Have you ever wanted to get a tattoo and save the art and humanities? Well, now you can! Thanks to Ink for the Arts, a project by Cuseum, you can now decorate yourself in non-permanent righteous activism. They're selling really cool tattoos online for only a dollar, and every dollar (minus shipping and handling) goes straight … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: A (non) Permanent Mark

Thoughtful Thursday: Life in Miniature

Small Wonders is currently open for entry, which is getting us pumped about small art. Yes, a wall-sized canvas slathered in every color of the rainbow is amazing but what about something like this? Artist and photographer Derrick Lin captures the minutiae of everyday office life across landscapes of notebooks, paper clips, and coffee mugs populated with … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Life in Miniature