In this blog post, I answer student questions regarding: Canvas stretching, donating artwork, & where to buy art supplies in Calgary and surrounding area.
Q. Hi Samantha... I met you briefly at Missa this year (I was in a clay course) and love your work & philosophy. I've started painting using this approach and am receiving such joy from it. I have a question about the rollers you use... Are they just basic hardware store paint rollers? It's hard to tell from the Youtube videos... which are awesome!
Students often ask me if I build my own canvasses. The answer is no. My first and last attempt to stretch a canvas was back in 2008. At that time, I decided that stretching my own canvasses was not a worthy investment for the following reasons:
Painting is so much more than just a hobby. It’s a lifestyle. So when I travel, I make sure that I spend at least some of my time doing what I love the most: Fearless Abstract Painting. In an effort to travel light, I decided to buy art supplies in Hawaii. Lesson learned: This decision turned out to cost a lot more than paying the excess baggage fee.
Your questions answered: How to use acrylics & rubbing alcohol, upcoming classes in Salt Lake City, and where to shop for art supplies in Calgary.
In order to convince my fearless abstract painting students that painting is a lot more fun when we give up control, I painted blindfolded (for the length of one song) during one of my classes.
The results? See for yourself!
Coming Soon: Fearless Abstract Painting Schedule 2016
Q. Where do you find the suggested Neuberg & Neuberg brand of paint powder?
Artist Tip: What is the best kind of drop cloth to buy for your workstation?
What is the difference between regular plaster and pink plaster? Is one better than the other? How do I chose?
This blog was created to share my belief that the art-making process is a catalyst for transformation and personal empowerment. I am living proof.