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Canvas Versus Panels: Is There Really a Difference?

Canvas Versus Panels: Is There Really a Difference?

I'm a total slut. I will paint on anything.  If you browse through the Terminal Distraction shop you'll see that.  And people frequently ask me what the difference is, especially when they're commissioning a piece. (If you're looking for info on canvas panels, sort of a hybrid of the two, check out this post where I talk about them in depth) First of all, I paint on both because one isn't any better than the other.  They're just different and they each have their advantages and disadvantages. Some Obvious Differences... The most noticeable difference is that panels are rigid, whereas...

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Wallpaper 5.18.17

Wallpaper 5.18.17

Put together some more desktop wallpaper for ya.  This is another photo of Onion Creek.  Click on the picture below to download and feel free to mess with it. Hope you enjoy it!  

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Art DNA: Fantasy Landscape

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Art DNA: Fantasy Landscape

"Why did you paint this?"  "What does it mean?"  "How do you get your ideas?"  These are some of the questions I hear time and time again at art markets.  Which probably means you're wondering the same thing.  This series is meant to show you the DNA that makes up one of my pieces.  This time we'll look at... Fantasy Landscape This week I wanted to highlight another piece from my new collection. What was I looking at? The Good Wife!  Having finally gotten around to binge watching a TV show that my grandmother recommended about six years ago, I...

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New Collection Launches Tomorrow

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New Collection Launches Tomorrow

I'm sure you're sick of me rattling on about the new collection.  God knows I am, and I painted the damn things.  So instead of another post about how I like to day drink and paint my dog, I'll just point out some older posts that you might find helpful once you get your new painting: How to Care for Acrylic Paintings Pt. 1 How to Care for Acrylic Paintings Pt. 2 Wish you were shopping right now?  Sucks, doesn't it?  Just sitting there, hoping none of the early shoppers get their filthy mitts on the original piece you've been eyeing? Well,...

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How to Care for Acrylics Part 2: You Dirty, Dirty Girl (or Boy)

How to Care for Acrylics Part 2: You Dirty, Dirty Girl (or Boy)

A couple of months ago I gave you some tips on how to keep your acrylic paintings looking amazing.  And you took all that good advice and flushed it down the crapper, didn't you?   Thou Shalt Not... No cleaning products!  Don't spray it with Pledge, Windex, that Seventh Generation nonsense that doesn't clean anything anyway, it's all bad. But don't use water, either.  That's also bad. So What Can You Do? Start with some canned air and a soft brush.  Lay your painting out flat, use the canned air to loosen any surface dirt and gently brush it away...

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