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Stretching mini linoprints on canvas

Recently I have been printing some of my linocuts on canvas, with the idea of stretching it and varnishing it later so it looks like a small painting. You can buy ink from Speedball that is specifically designed to print on fabric. The design has been printed on canvas. They will need to dry for […] Read More

how to deal with a copycat

This scenario happened to most professional artists: You spend years developing a style, technique and a subject matter that is uniquely yours. You get to that point after lots of questioning on the meaning of your art and why you make the art that you make . You then spend a lot of time and […] Read More

Testing alternatives carving materials for lino printing

I think I am officially addicted to lino printing ! As surfaces to carve can become quite costly and as I am thinking of working on bigger scale prints., I have been looking for alternative materials to use for carving and printing. You might also be interested in : Getting started with Linocut printing How […] Read More

why should artists go to a life drawing class

I have been co-organizing life drawing classes in North Vancouver for the last 5 years and it is becoming an important part of my art practice. The more I draw, the more I think that taking the time and and effort to learn to draw is beneficial to all artists, even if you are not […] Read More

painting over varnished paper

I am doing a lot of work on paper and like experimenting with techniques that are modifying a bit the texture and water resistance qualities of the paper. You might also like:A yupo paper alternative for life drawings: Gel medium on regular paper. This time I experimented with applying varnish over a drawing I made […] Read More

are you painting to impress or to express

Once in a while you stumble upon a book where reading is almost like listening to your own voice, only more elegantly formulated and without an accent:) I recently read Nick Meglin “Drawing from within” and found it one of the best book on drawing I had ever read. It is not a book that […] Read More

8 most popular posts of all time

I have been writing posts since April 2010 on this blog, I was surprised as it did not seem that long ! Anyways this is the 8 years anniversary for paintingdemos.com !! Time flies… So I thought it would be fitting for the 8th anniversary to share the 8 most popular posts of all time: […] Read More

life drawings with mixed media

I like to take my time when I draw but during the 20 minutes poses we do in class, I sometimes have enough time to work a bit on shading like in the following drawings So, I like to rework some of the life drawings I did in class, when I can take all the […] Read More