Golden Mean or Simple Grid?

Recently I got turned on to a better understanding of the Golden Ratio, Golden Mean, Golden Section. These are all popular names for a mathematical concept which expresses the relationship of two
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SPS Juried Show

The Southeastern Pastel Society (SPS) is currently hosting their 14th International Juried exhibition at Oglethorpe University Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, May 20-June 27, 2010. Duane Wakeham, a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society
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Pumice Dusting

Sprinkling pumice by hand on paper wet with acrylic gel produced bumps. What would happen if pumice was shaken from a salt shaker. Hmm, still bumpy. Why not sift the pumice through
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SpectraFix TEST

There has been much talk of the newly developed pastel fixative, SprctraFix. It’s a casein based, non-toxic, non-yellowing product containing milk casein, water and high grade alcohol, that is sprayed on to
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Campania Plein Air Panels

This sturdy, high quality board is produced by Campania Fine Moulding–a topnotch frame shop that caters to the fine art community. Oil primed Claessens linen canvas is mounted on fiber board with
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Sprinkles & Bumps

It was a spontaneous moment while coating watercolor paper with Golden’s Pastel Ground, I grabbed a bag of pumice and sprinkled the surface with the fine grit. Since the coating application was
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For the Birds

The Charlotte Art League joined forces with the Carolina Raptor Center to sponsor an “All Birds Juried Exhibition” benefiting the Raptor Center. The exhibition hangs September 4-25, 2009 in the Charlotte Art
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RedSky Gallery

I am happy to say that RedSky Gallery is now representing me. There are actually three RedSky Galleries in the Charlotte area: Dilworth on East Blvd, The EpiCentre in Uptown, and Blakeney.
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Update: Pastel Convention 2009

The International Association of Pastel Societies convention in Albuquerque was certainly memorable. It’s amazing what happens when 600 passionate pastel people get together to learn and share. I found the Jimmy Wright
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Update: Inspire! Ballantyne

The May 16th 2nd Annual INSPIRE! BALLANTYNE hosted by the Morrison YMCA (Charlotte, NC) started off in a big way. Hundreds of people of all ages participated in three races, with the
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Spring Art Show on the Chesapeake

The 2009 Bay Creek Resort & Club Spring Art Show will be held at Bay Creek’s world-class marina on Saturday, May 9, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. I’ll be there exhibiting
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Choice Art

I have donated a painting, Solo Blue, to The 2nd Annual Choice Art Silent Auction, sponsored by Planned Parenthood Young Advocates of Charlotte. Solo Blue is part of a series of work
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