Tuesday, March 26, 2019

March 30, 2019 Live YouTube Stream

HI Everyone!

I'll be LIVE YouTube streaming this Friday, March 30th at 10 am. EST, where we will looking at mixing pigments in an assortment of mediums, how to assess your pigment values, and how to use a light pad/board efficiently and effectively when needed.

Part of our discussons will include these Colour Wheel Resources:

Traditional and Creative Colour Wheels

The Zoltan Szabo Colour Wheel (my personal favourite because I love glazing in watercolour!)

Also we will look at this Watercolour Colour Wheel.


We will look at Watercolour Mixes specifically using the Watercolour Colour Mixing Guide by Julie Collins and using these FREE reference resources:

Composition and Pigment Information of Winsor & Newton's Professional Watercolours.

Sennelier Pigment Information

Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Pigment Info

DaVinci Artists Watercolours

and Art Tutor offers some lovely colour mixing sheets as well:  Art Tutor


And, for mixing acrylics, oils and watercolours, there is an awesome book called:  1500 Colour Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic and Watercolour 


We will look at the Light Pad/Board and various ways to use it for your painting needs.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hi everyone!  😃

Yes, I've been neglectful.

Yes, life has been a challenge for quite some time as health issues within our family have impacted us all in so many ways with struggles, surgeries and hospice too.

Yes, I've lost my David.  God called him home on November 8th and not a day goes by that I don't miss him so terribly much.  There just aren't words. 😭🙏

But, life goes on.  I've had to "get up, suit up, and show up for life" as David used to say.  There are days I don't want to, and other days I don't mind so much.  I'm sure you have known them too.  Sorry. (((hugs)))

I've pushed myself to get back to the painting desk whenever I can, even if only a few hours a day.  I've dusted off the materials -- all of them -- and began LIVE streaming two weeks ago, with my 3rd expected tomorrow. I will also be adding some regular videos on projects I'm working on.   My YT channel is linked there on the right and you can see me LIVE every Friday morning at 10:00 EST.  The LIVE streams usually upload directly or shortly afterwards with chat included so you can watch later.

I've also added a PIP - Products I Prefer page which may be of benefit if you're watching my videos and have questions about them.

I'm active on Twitter and posting on my ViaVon FB Page - both are linked on the right.  I do have an Instagram page now too, which isn't linked yet, but you can find me there by searching MyViaVon.

So there ... that's what's happened since I last visited here.

I hope this finds you healthy and being creative!

God Bless !!!