Monthly Archives: August 2012

Begining and Ending a Painting

Back to painting outside with an abundance of paint and fresh air. Begin a painting early in the evening around 5 pm, by quickly putting something on the canvas before you head off to start dinner arrangements. The BBQ or … Continue reading

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Starting at the End

Painting outdoors has been a wonderful experience this summer, especially since the weather has been so cooperative. At the end of every paint session there is usually a few dribbles of paint left, if not just that, there is enough … Continue reading

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Violet

Violet Written by Tania Duprey Stehlik Illustrated by Vanja Vuleta Jovanovic With so much art happening in the backyard this summer I thought that I would share a little night-time reading for the children. This book is all about colour … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education, Art Education for Preschool

Making Art a Family Event, Part 2

While mom & son were busy painting their two canvas’ I was off to the side painting my own. I spotted a flower pot that looked interesting, and to make that into an abstract or impressionist style painting would be … Continue reading

Posted in Art Education, Art Education for Preschool, Art Supplies

Making Art a Family Event, Part 1

A friend of mine told me that she had bought a few canvas’ (6’X30′) from our local Kensington Art Supply store. She was looking to have her son (5 yrs.) paint the canvas’ so that she had a personal, yet … Continue reading

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Seven steps to inspiring the painter in your child

Seven steps to inspiring the painter in your child.

Posted in Picture Frame Hardware

Birthday Card – Mixed Medium

It a great feeling when you’ve been resourceful. I love to utilize my talents and share them. I used one of my linocut blocks of a bird (of course) and printed it onto fabric, then played with colour thread by … Continue reading

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Multiple Windows in Picture Frame Mat

A story can be told in a picture frame, with a window for each image of an event or scene. A custom cut mat like this takes planning and design. The client or framer needs to know where to place … Continue reading

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Equestrian Rider

Frame what you love. Hey! Equestrian Riders in the Olympics, 2012 Olympics. And here is something to look forward to at Spruce Meadows. September event.

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Picture Framing options

When custom picture framing there are various options not only in glass, but picture frame moulding, matting and hanging systems. The gallery below demonstrates the various options in custom picture framing. The first frame; Double Mat – art image 8.5″X … Continue reading

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