Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Other Matters

Acrylics on canvas panel, 12x16 inches
I have been painting, as my last posts have indicated despite my missives being few and far between for a while.

Spent a week or two a few weeks back previewing a variety of acrylic texture gels and pastes, for my own edification.  Most of what I created I subsequently didn't like -- in fact, I threw out two panels that were unrecoverable after slathering them with a number of different gels/pastes, following to the T one of Golden's demo videos.  Yucky mess.

This painting isn't any of that.  I did this a couple months ago.

Before I go any further, I want to welcome back a handful of readers who got dropped from my in-house email list way back in September 2014, when I switched email programs from Windows Mail (no longer existent) to Mozilla Thunderbird.  This only came to my attention last I manually added them again.  My apologies to those of you in this group.

The winner of last week's giveaway has been notified.  Thanks to all who entered.

This week's giveaway is a fountain pen duo.  The one on the left is a Platinum Preppy from Japan, medium nib, that uses cartridges.  It comes with a couple extra cartridges.  The pen on the right is a Jinhao from China, and it has a converter so you can use any ink you want.  This one is also a medium nib.  Additional cartridges for the Preppy are available at JetPens.

To enter the drawing, either leave me an email here, or include your email address in the body of your comment to this post.  I'll do a drawing on Wednesday October 14 and I'll email the winner directly.

I haven't read any novels in the last couple months, but I've seen some cool stuff via Netflix or online.
  • Silk -- Brit legal drama from a couple years ago (I streamed it but it's also available at Netflix)
  • Gerhard Richter Painting -- documentary on Richter's life and painting
  • The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • John Adams -- HBO miniseries
  • The Wrecking Crew -- documentary about studio musicians from the 50s, 60s & 70s
  • Patrik, age 1.5 -- heartwarming Swedish film
  • The Salvation -- Danish western in America

Have a good week.  Thanks for reading.  Blessings. 


Leslie said...

The painting reminds me of a leaded glass window. I'm slowly collecting fountain pens and don't have either of those, so please count me in the drawing.

The Idaho Beauty said...

I too thought stained glass of your painting. The thick kind found in buildings without the budget or desire for the flashier more elaborate kind. The color combination works well.

I suppose I could use a couple of new writing tools to experiment with. ;-) Sheila at

Charlton Stitcher said...

Love the colours in this piece ... and glad you enjoyed The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ... not as good as the first but fun nonetheless.

Anna H said...

I love the painting, all the colors and shapes, almost looks like a colored stone pathway leading to ? Please include me in your drawing, I am currently learning calligraphy, and am enticed by all kinds of pens. These would be great for my collection. I always enjoy your posts Connie, and your words of wisdom, which most always speak to me.....Anna

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Lovely colors in this piece. I'm fond of Light Molding Paste and use it with stencils and even on fabric for more depth. Best invention: ink cartridges!

Sisterhood of the Muse said...

Glad I discovered your Blog! I read thru several of your posts this morning...very interesting! I'm getting back into drawing, so the pens would be great to win...but if not...I have found your interesting Blog to follow. Have a great week!