For the Month of March, we’re running the following promotions.
Promotion 1: Book of Backgrounds For every $30 donation you make, you’ll get to pick ANY “TWO” DOUG 2014 videos to download – free of charge! You can see pictures of the DOUG videos on the right menu. Once your donation is made for any Book of Background video, in the Pay Pal screen, you can indicate which two videos you want or you can click the Contact Me link in the top menu and let me know. You need to email me your choice of DOUG videos by March 31st, 2014.
Boy has this been a ride!!!! I’ve just released DOUG project 17 on DVD and I’m having a blast, primarily experimenting and pushing myself out of the “traditional” comfort zone.
To really push myself, I created this art piece on a Book of Backgrounds page that was crackled heavily with DecoArt Perfect Crackle. It looked just like ice, but the project was inspired by a walk that Joe and I took with Mia. Armed with my walking stick (Coyote defence) we walked a very, very long trail along the Mountain and I picked up this really cool branch that had broken off during the very damaging Ice Storm a few weeks ago and with difficulty, showing it on camera (Mia is obsessed with tree branches) I created this project using the branch as inspiration for a tree and expressed temperature on my background page.
Supplies can be found at the end of the Video
It takes a tremendous amount of time and resources for the Bob & Doug project. For a limited time, I’m asking people who like this video, feel free to “pay what you want” to show your thanks and for donations of $30 US or more, you’ll receive a DVD copy of Book of Backgrounds – Session 26 in the mail (shipping included). Just make sure your correct address is included on the Pay Pal checkout screen.
Book of Backgrounds sessions 24 and 25 video were corrupted during the rendering process so they aren’t available. Session 24 is a monoprinting demonstration and I have an extensive video of a class I taught a couple of years ago, I may just use that video since it’s so much better. Session 25 was a demonstration on how I prepped the journal covers for the start process to the DOUG series. That I can’t re-film since the covers are already prepped, but when it comes to the end of the DOUG series when I formally decorate the covers, I’ll do a little intro before I start.
The last video is Session 26 which shows a Suminagashi Demonstration. It’s much better when just done with thinned ink, but art is all about experimentation isn’t it
This is it, time to work on a formal portrait using everything you’ve learned in our past lessons.
In part 1, you will learn how to do a portrait in a grisaille style, creating your artwork with monochromes using Traditions black, value 3, 6 & 9 greytones and white acrylic paint. Click here and go to Written Lessons.
After April 1st, you’ll find it in the Archive section linked at the bottom of their page. Part 2 of the lesson slated for April 1st, will feature the oil glazing stage for this portrait.