Soar! The First Painting of 2019

My first painting and intention of the year!  Soar!

Arteza Water Color Brush Pen Review

My husband always spoils me and for Christmas he gave me a huge set of Arteza Brush pens.   I’m mainly an oil painter but I love to dabble in other mediums.

I found the colors a bit strong but you can blend and dilute them with a brush with water.  The set does come with a little brush that holds a reservoir of water.

 

 

I found that it was hard to blend the intense color if you wanted a more delicate background such as this sky.

 

Here we are half way through.

The finished painting, a cabin in the Finnish woods.

I tried to do a second painting after this, that involved a lake, a dock and some boats.  The dock was grey and I had already used up most of my neutral colors above.   After I didn’t like the dock, I tried to cover it with water, and the paint was translucent and wouldn’t cover up the white/partially painted greyish dock.    So I’ve found they tend to give up the ghost rather quickly.

Owl Power!

I have to admit, I like painting and drawing owls.  They will not be my finest artwork but they are the most fun!

Here is one I did while gallery sitting at Muscoot Farm, where some of my owls were in a show.  I used my Derwent Inktense Water color pencils, I used a brush with water to blend them and then later when I got home, outlined bits in black ink to make it pop. 

 

 

I have to admit I was a little miffed when Odd Birds in the Family Tree ended up in a dark hallway!  Here I am bringing a few canvases to the show:

And poor Odd birds ended up alone here:

But my Muse salved my miffedness when another art organization I belong to, asked for a donated canvas, they provided the canvas and then it was donated and sold to help support the organization.  And what was the theme?  BIRDS!   So here is Owl Power!

I did he background in acrylic and the owl in Oil paint.

And that is how art sometimes comes into being!

Art as an Anti-Aging Strategy


My New Creative Venture for Geeks and the Science Minded.

I was a a dinner party the other day. I wanted to tell them all of some cutting edge research I had read about anti-aging. I started and they rolled their eyes and changed the subject. I was also reading about variable resistance and fitness and wanted to talk about muscle activation, and they poured me some wine and said, “Are you going on any trips this year?” So I want to express my geeky sciencey side. To do so I started a You Tube Channel called Lifespan and Longevity. My video skills and video editing skills are slowly improving. I now have immense respect for those delivering snappy perfectly edited videos. But I am getting there. So if you want to follow along here are a few of my posts. Subscribe to my YouTube page and follow along. Fellow geeks…join me…I know you are out there!