Thanks to Arts Place (St. Marys, OH and Portland, IN.) for hosting a free seminar at the library in St. Marys, Ohio, Wednesday evening, Oct. 6. The seminar was titled, “Competitive Advantage: Taking Your Booth To the Next Level“. It included valuable information on how to be successful entering artwork into galleries, shows, and festivals. Heidi Meade, Director of Arts Place (St. Marys), opened the seminar by relating experiences she had while living and working in Chicago. She then introduced the featured speaker for the evening, Charles Shepard III, Executive Director of the Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Approximately 20 local artists attended and were the beneficiaries of Mr. Shepard’s knowledge and experience. It gave me a lot to think about in my future goals.
Well, I’m still trying to keep up with the times, but finally making a little headway! And I feel pretty good about the progress and the process. Marian Jackson of PaintWebs is helping me revamp a few things in the blog and the website. So, you will see some changes for the better, in the next few weeks. You’ll also see new pattern packet designs in the website Shop. I was surprised to see how many new packets I have to download and that I hadn’t done much in there since 2007! Time certainly does fly when you’re having fun! And I certainly do have lots of fun working and playing in the art field!
There is a new addition to the Frogblog: free mini-art lessons! I’ll add a new lesson every two to three weeks. The first two will be added within a week because they are related to each other. So, check these out!
Free Art Lesson – October 2010
Salt Effects Create texture in your watercolor leaves by adding a few sprinkles of salt. Different types of salt produce different results: table salt = small sparkles, Kosher salt = larger, grainy spots, and sea salt = very fine & subdued texture. I use all three of these from time to time. I especially like to use Kosher salt for my autumn leaves because it produces large, visible results very quickly. Salt absorbs the water and paint, leaving texture in it’s place. I encourage you to invest in a box of Kosher salt and try it. However, table salt will work if that’s all you have. Use these steps for successful salt effect results: