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Create Texture With Gesso And A Heat Gun
I learned this technique while attending a workshop with Diana Sanford a few years ago. Since then, I’ve incorporated it into many of my abstract pastel paintings, but it could be used with other mediums. For pastel use, the result is an overlay of c
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Painting Rock
To paint an outcrop of rocks on a seashore, Collins begins with a single mass of dark. She defines the shaded areas of rock within that shape, using strokes of two or three cool but lighter values. “It’s not just one color,” she says. To create sunli
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She lets the energy of the music course through her body, moving and dancing in front of her blank canvas. She listens to favorites like Nina Simone or Aretha Franklin—strong voices with upbeat tempos. Only then does she begin projecting her energy o