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Loosen Up your Pastels

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Loosen Up your Pastels

Slikamilina is happy to announce that our guest blogger, Jeanne Rosier Smith, has joined our team for 2015! “I find waves endlessly inspiring: the light on water, the constant motion, the drama of crashing waves. At the shore I am moved by such wonders as the peaceful stillness of a windless day at low tide. This environment provides me with endless possibilities for painting.” – commenting on her wave series Mark September 13-22, 2015 on your calendars and join us on this unique experience. Create pastels that exude a bold, yet relaxed, confidence So many of us long to...

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Colors and Values

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Colors and Values

Our guest blogger this week is Keiko Tanabe. Slikamilina is happy to announce that Keiko has joined our team for 2015!  She tells stories of the globe – of her own heart – with increasingly simple strokes of a brush.  Her unique mix of soft and powerful brushstrokes creates a soothing and inviting effect.  Today she writes about Colors and Values. Visit her page to find out more about Keiko and her workshop.     Colors and Values   “It is wonderful how much depends upon the relations of black and white.  A black and white, if properly balanced, suggests...

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Underpainting with acrylics for oil paintings

Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Underpainting with acrylics for oil paintings

This week Becky Joy is going to be our guest blogger. She writes her own blog, generic where you can find much more, regarding the world of oil painting, not just underpainting!. Becky will be joining us Sept. 14-23, 2014.  Join Becky as she welcomes you into her corner of the world to experience the light and colours of fleeting moments…glowing sunsets and light filled, luminous landscapes with a visual delight of colour and playful, painterly brushwork. Underpainting with acrylics for oil paintings  Underpainting with acrylic paint can save you time, but give you the same advantage as...

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The Scene

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

The Scene

Guest Blogger Ingrid Christensen writes her own blog, where you can find much more, regarding the world of oil painting. The scene as it is, not as you think it is I took my trusty pochade box to Kelowna BC recently when I was there to teach a workshop for the Okanagan chapter of the Federation of Canadian Artists and to visit family.   The workshop was a success with lots of good portraits painted by the artists who attended, and, wonderfully, I also managed to find the time for an afternoon of plein air painting. This little creek was tumbling down right beside a back road, screened by...

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Sveti Roko (Saint Holiday) in Lumbarda

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Sveti Roko (Saint Holiday) in Lumbarda

On Friday in Lumbarda, we celebrated our Saint holiday,  Sveti Roko (Saint Rocco).  Our main church is dedicated to this Saint and every year it is a holiday in Lumbarda, not Korcula or any other town on the Island, just Lumbarda… and they take it pretty seriously here.  I should mention there are other cities in Croatia that celebrate this Saint as well, so Lumbarda is not alone in its festivities. The church service starts at 6pm and is held outside the church in the courtyard as most of Lumbarda will show up, including tourists.  Mass is about an hour long and then the procession around...

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Painting on Location

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Painting on Location

Our guest blogger this week is Jeannie Breeding. “My goal, in each of my paintings, is to capture the fresh energy of a particular moment, my personal connection to a special place and the feelings and sensations I felt at the time of my first encounter with the scene. I work loosely in the beginning, but then begin to refine the scene. I use layers of color, working to apply each brush stroke & swipe of the palette knife with confidence and a balance of spontaneity and intent, while remaining open to the unexpected. I simplify the complexities of a scene to create my impressions...

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