In my work as an Artist Educator for Marabu, I have been integrating some of their mixed media products into my creative practice. In the last few years I have been experimenting with using watercolor on various grounds and substrates that liberate the medium from the need to be framed under glass, and Marabu's Acryl Mousse is a great option as a ground for watercolor. In this tutorial, I am using Marabu Acryl Mousse as a ground, much as you would use gesso. The Mousse is an acrylic-based product but works well with watercolor or any water media.Read More
After a very busy fall, I took two weeks off over the holidays, and focused on a refresh for my art business. I read a couple books about cultivating creativity and an excellent art business book (Art, Inc. by illustrator Lisa Congdon) which helped me define some art business goals for the new year. Mostly I want to generate a higher percentage of income from selling my work. I sold well in shows last year, but I want to maximize my ability to sell directly to collectors.
It has been really exciting to have so much time to focus solely on what I want to do next with my art. I highly recommend that all artists do this now and then to assess where you are and what you should do next to expand both your creative process and your art business.
A few of these goals are:Read More