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I am very lucky to have been born and brought up in Jamaica, a land of beauty and complexity, of warmth and coolness, of vibrancy and tension. Many say that my Caribbean upbringing influenced my palette and I think they may be right. I do know that it shaped my worldview. Check out these sites to learn more about me and my work.
Uncover the magic and mysteries of colour temperature. Let’s look at why it’s so important to understand this aspect of colour!
Can someone please tell me how in the world we’re already halfway through the year?! I mean really! Okay so it’s July which means it’s time fooooorrrr (drum roll) June’s unique pastels! Here are the ten I’ve chosen from the many pastel paintings collected over the month of June. As always, I’ve tried to cover different
You know when you’re painting and it just isn’t working out? Then perhaps you get a sudden impulse to do something, make a mark for instance, but your mind stops you saying, “No, no! not a good idea.” I want to encourage you to trust your impulse! Let me tell you my story of doing
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I first met Vianna Szabo at the 2013 International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS) Convention. I was doing short interviews and
You know when you take a car trip somewhere for the first time – say to a new friend’s house –
Okay, this is a wee bit different from what I expected to be publishing. Aaron Schuerr, our guest this month, is
I was delighted to be invited by Ed and Gary to demo at the Schmincke booth at the International Association of
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