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Eclipse Art: Awesome!

This Eclipse painting is self-explanitorily titled “Awesome!” The sun and moon during this moment of total solar eclipse are larger than life. I painted the details of the moon’s cratered surface with sharp contrast. Two young child...

Studio Build Progress

A quick update: I’ve been working on the interior of my new studio, a little bit at a time whenever I’m able. It’s moving along, slowly but surely. I’m working on the electric wiring. All the wires are run, which was the hard...

Art Studio: Orange Exterior Paint

I settled on Behr’s “Bonfire Night” shade of orange for the exterior of my new studio! I might change it up in the future, but it’ll be this color for a while at least. I did all this painting myself–about 9 hours of wor...

Building of Cedar Lee Art Studio

After, oh, about 17 years of painting as an adult, I have worked in…TEN that I can count off the top of my head (maybe more?) different studio spaces. This includes two rented spaces, two basements, one outbuilding, at least four “spare...

Here I Go Again…Plans for New Art Studio!

Let me introduce you to the place where I’ve been painting for the past year: a tiny room in my basement. The small window pictured here is the only source of natural light. The carpet is red. The wallpaper is 80s. The space is cramped. It a...

Salem Art Festival & Portland Open Studios

On Friday, I worked a booth at the Salem Art Festival, spreading the word about Portland Open Studios! Portland Open Studios is a group of just over 100 artists in the Portland, OR metro area, myself included, who will be opening their studios up to...

My New Studio AKA What The Mess??

Hi All - I thought you might like a peek at my new art studio, please be kind as I've only recently moved in and have not yet found homes for everything! Truth be told it's a royal mess right now and I'm still looking for ways to organise, store and...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on May 21, 2016

A Work In Progress - My New Studio AKA What The Mess??

Hi All - I thought you might like a peek at my new art studio, please be kind as I've only recently moved in and have not yet found homes for everything! Truth be told it's a royal mess right now and I'm still looking for ways to organise, store and...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on May 21, 2016

archival ink with...

Ranger's weathered white embossing powder...this is the 3rd post in the series, that shows several ways to use the same stamp... you'll find #1 here...that showedwatercoloring with distress stain...and #2 here...that was aboutwatercolo...
by studio 490 art on Feb 23, 2016

distress crayons on clearly for art...

clearly for art  (CFA) is a cool inexpensive product that can be used many ways...the clear and white work really well with alcohol inks...the black CFA looks great with embossing pastes added thru stencils...I especially lik...
by studio 490 art on Feb 5, 2016

Spring Eagle, Tree, Flowers, Moon

Two new little paintings for you today! This one is called Spring Eagle. This little blossoming tree stands high on a hillside thrumming with color. Our vantage point shows us the deep blue sky up above fluffy rolling clouds. We are up so high that...

P-Town t-shirt new edition, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Jan 6, 2016

new P-Town shirt, BREGAS, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Dec 4, 2015

we always wear our Protic shoes while working, BREGAS, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Dec 4, 2015

at BREGAS, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Dec 3, 2015

are you still awake?, BREGAS, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Dec 3, 2015

are you still awake?, BREGAS, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Dec 3, 2015

at BREGAS, Lisbon.
by primeira avenida on Dec 3, 2015

still looking...

beyond the obvious... one of my favorite new products for the holidays is tim's alpha parts frozen...these FROZEN have been so much fun...I used them a more "traditional" way for a Ranger project, that you'll find over on the Ranger blog on...
by studio 490 art on Nov 19, 2015

look beyond the obvious...

with the latest stamp release, I enlarged the original "hosta" stamp...I love it because it can be used so many ways...the leaves are easy to cut out & they can be combined with so many flowers that we have, to...
by studio 490 art on Nov 17, 2015


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