This is what I use for keeping acrylic paint wet and usable for longer periods of time. I wet a sponge with water, wrap it with wax paper. I put this in a Tupperware that will fit it with paint on top. I put on top of the wax paper my colors of acrylic paint I want. I use it like a pallet and mix my paint with a drop or two of Liquitex slow-dri blending medium. When I want to save the paint for later I close up the Tupperware. I’ve had this keep acrylic paint for up to a month of use. I use the Krylon crystal clear acrylic coating when my painting is finished and dry.

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This is some of my favorite books on art right now. I go to these for inspiration and to practice different styles of art. I mostly practice calligraphy, illuminated lettering and Celtic design when I’m not working on too many other projects. The Fantasy Art Masters is one of my oldest treasured art books. It’s one of my biggest inspirations for my art.

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Finding Place through Art and Science: The Field Journals of Lyn Baldwin

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Originally posted on Ekostories:
I began my first field journal in Belize, during my time there for biology field school. Each evening after night walks I would jot down a list of the day’s seen species under the fluorescent hum of generator lights. Flipping through the spiral-bound notebook now a decade later, I wish I…

Experimenting with Prismacolor pencils and Polychromos

I have been using Prismacolor pencils for a good amount of time now.  They are great for layering color.  They can help you put more precise details into your paintings too.  I wait until a painting is dry and then I can add some detail whith a well sharpened pencil.  I have never used Polychromos, but I ran across this great product review about Prismacolor vs. Polychromos: http://liannewilliams.com/sketchblog/2015/5/26/prismacolor-vs-polychromos-lets-compare

Lianne Williams does such a good job at showing the pros and cons of both pencils. She shows good comparison pictures of using both in different drawing techniques.  I definitely would love to try both pencils in my art some time after reading her product review.

Shading with Pen….or what I do with those Old Microns

This has some great advice for saving old micron pens to shade in your ink drawings.

My Tangled Adventures

A lot of us that Zentangle or Doodle use Micron pens.  And if you do use Micron pens, you know how easy it is for those nibs to get crushed if you exert too much pressure on them.  And if you’re as addicted to this art form as many of us are….you know we go through a lot of pens.  Don’t throw out those pens that are a little past their prime – there is still some life left in them!

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It’s another snowy day in the Northeast, and I’m perfectly fine with it.  I don’t mind the snow and I know I’ll look back on the winter fondly when the heat of the summer sets in.  Today was not only make a video day, but I did finish…

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Check out Fine Art America’s beach art page.  They now sell your art or other artists art on beach towels, totes and so much more.

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Art Being Publicly Displayed

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Originally posted on theuniversewithinart:
Hello to all my fans, ? My art is being displayed at Starbucks in Laguna Beach until Feb 13th for anyone who happens to be in the area or going there. They’re address is 180 N Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 The 6 pieces being displayed are pictured below. http://www.marikasegal.com