Monday, July 18, 2011

Fave Sites

Just thought I'd share a few of my favorite art websites:

Pigments Through the Ages is exactly what it says. You can click on a timeline and see how different colors were achieved at that time. There's also a section where you can deconstruct a painting, layer by layer!

Paint Like Pollock Move your mouse to start. Click to change colors. While away hours pretending to paint like a god!

Piece of Cake Fun and educational game where you can decorate cakes ala Wayne Thiebaud.

Monday, July 11, 2011


After much procrastination and many setbacks, here is our finished Paul Klee Castle and Sun mural. It sits in the little waiting area outside the studio. We got the design from Kathy Barbro at Art Projects for Kids, transfered it onto the wall with carbon paper and all pitched in to paint! IMPORTANT NOTE: Carbon paper is not carbon and an eraser will not erase it. It will also not wash off easily. I had to go back in and paint over the guidelines with just the right shade of ivory paint. Not fun, but the end result is pretty great!