Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Via Von Blog Updates

HI Everyone!

As promised, I've updated my blog to include a new page of Genesis Info and Resources.  That new page should make it easier to find the information you want.  If there are additional queries you have, please don't hesitate to ask through my FB Page or through YT and I'll get them added for you.

I've also added my InstaGram link for you.  Please note that it requires follow authorization. If you're requesting that, just send me a direct message and tell me how you found me, please?  :)

I will be LIVE YT STREAMING on Friday, the 26th at 10:00 am EST but am having some thumb issues with my right hand so not sure exactly what I will do, but come join us and you can help direct the mess that is sure to evolve.  😂

I look forward to seeing you then! 

Thursday, April 18, 2019


Hi Everyone!

On Friday, April 19th at 10:00 a.m. EST, I'll be Live Streaming on You Tube
and painting this SWAN in Genesis Heat Set Oils.

The Swan
This lovely swan is photo reference of
(linked there if you'd like to paint along)

Come join me as we discuss:
  1. whites upon whites? :O 
  2. minimal colour palettes
  3. out of focus backgrounds
  4. subtle water movement
  5. feather painting
  6. and what makes this piece unusual

Oh!  I finished last week's piece in Pan Pastel - the "The Magnolia"!  I posted it on my ViaVon FaceBook page, IG and Twitter, but thought perhaps you'd like to see it as well here. 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Join me Friday, April 12th for my LIVE You Tube Stream

Hi Everyone!  

Friday, April 12th is another LIVE YouTube Stream with me.

I'm going to be showing you some new Arteza products I purchased because ... well ... I just saw potential for my card making adventures. :D   I have Arteza's Gouache and thought it a really good product, especially for someone new to gouache, so thought I would give some of their other products a try as well.

These Arteza products include:

72 Fine Liner Pens
60 EverBlend Art Markers
48 TwiMarkers

I'm also going to show you some really cute Leather Traveler Journals I picked up on an Amazon Daily Deal. 

And, I also got a set of Jerry Q Art's 24 Watercolour Pocket Set, which Janet Young introduced us to this past week.

Finally, we're going to play with Pan Pastels and Pastel Pencils to create a pretty Magnolia Flower.  That's a free image of Kranich17 at Pixabay if you'd like to play along.  Just click on the highlighted text there to get the image.  :)

I hope to see you there !!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Coming UP on My Live YT Stream on Friday, April 5th

On Friday, April 5th, at 10:00 AM EST, I'll be LIVE STREAMING on YouTube where we will:
  1. Take a look at two  !2!  Precious Gifts I received,
  2. Compare Daniel Smith Iridescent Watercolours against Paul Reuben's Glitter Watercolour ... and then,
  3. Mix some Genesis Heat Set Oils, using the book: 1500 Colour Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic and Watercolours that I reviewed on my YouTube channel on April 1st.  I'll be using this Genesis Heat Set Oils Chart, which has the Pigment information which we can use to correlate back to the pigments listed in the book.
I hope to see you there!