Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Thought for Sunday, July 30, 2017

"None are homely who smile." -- Robert Half

Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Thought for Sunday, July 23, 2017

"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him." -- John Morley

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Artist Tip

If you have any concerns as to whether a material you've used on a painting might smear when you  apply varnish, treat the painting to a light coat of spray varnish first. Allow this to dry thoroughly before applying more varnish with a brush. Or, you could skip the brush on varnish completely, and simply build up a couple more layers of spray varnish. (When varnish is brushed on textural surfaces it creates unattractive bubbles which can mar the work's appearance. Textural paintings are best treated with spray varnish only.)

If you choose to use both types of varnish on the piece, make sure they're compatible with one another. Check the manufacturer's web sites for guidelines, or call their information hotlines if you're not sure.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A Thought for Sunday, July 16, 2017

"You cannot create prosperity by law. Sustained thrift, industry, application, intelligence are the only things that ever do, or ever will, create prosperity. But you can very easily destroy prosperity by law." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Thought for Sunday, July 9, 2017

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." -- Colette

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Thought for Sunday, July 2, 2017

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." -- Helen Keller