No, I'm not Sandra's Press Agent, but I do owe her a debt-of-gratitude.
When I first started blogging in 2012, Sandra was the first person to 'comment' and generally support me until I got the hang of things.
The blogging buddies I met along the way were all painters, and really good ones at that. In those days I was a Pen & Ink artist (To See My Drawings Click Here). To me all you painters were magicians ... I was spellbound.
Eventually, I thought I might have a try at painting but had no idea how to go about it. Sandra, plus others, explained about fat on lean, colour (color) theory, linen versus cotton canvases etc...
Well Sandra vanished from blogland, but has reemerged elsewhere:
http://www.sandrabusbyart.com/blog/ CLICK HERE
The point to all this is not for you to join a fan-club, but for you to look at her latest posting: a video on palettes (See it HERE).
Her video has inspired me and given me an Eureka moment! I was using a glass computer table as a storage for paints & brushes. It was covered in over a year's worth of paint. Following Sandra's technique I had it looking brand new in a couple of minutes. I now have the biggest glass palette in the whole universe(ish).
Here it is in place:
This inspired me to clean my studio out ... I do this every two years, if it needs it or not :)
|The Painting Area|
|The Refuelling point!!|
When I'm not painting I'm a writer/editor ...
... for which I need plenty of reference data.
Similarly I need Art reference, which is tucked behind the easel. I mix my mediums here too.
And finally a little area for planning my boat-building:
This turned into a marathon posting, although not as long as the 'cleaning up the studio' marathon!