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Working on Cernuna (again)

You can read more about this and see a short (13 second) video on my Patreon Blog here: click here Last year I painted the underpainting for this piece, but then I was interrupted by the RV remodeling project, which turned into remodeling and selling mine and my grandmother's houses and buying our new house. Sometimes old paintings are hard to pick back up because they literally won't take paint. This one was like that - the oils had dried and were repellent, but with a little work she is finally taking on some color. Later this month I'll share a short video tutorial for everyone in the $10+ tier about how to fix a painting so it will take...

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Ancient Wisdom Oracle Deck

In 2019 we had another printing of Ancient Wisdom Oracle Deck produced, which was the second-largest printing to date and we expected it would last for a while. It sold out very quickly and thanks to COVID-19, we couldn't get more of them and had no idea when we would be able to again. Nor did we know if we'd have art shows to sell them at any time soon. Well, things are turning around a lot faster than we anticipated and the ball is rolling to get another printing of Ancient Wisdom in the studio! This printing will be the largest date, nearly double the size of our largest printing, with some important updates. There will be 8 more...

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Holiday Deadlines and Closures

Good morning! I just wanted to pop in and post that tomorrow, 12/1, is the last day to order for by-Christmas international delivery - and even that is not guaranteed right now. I do my best but it's entirely up to the shipping company after I hand it to them, you know? For domestic delivery before Christmas, please order no later than 12/16. I am closing the studio on the evening of 12/18 and no more shipping will occur after that until 12/28. --- I am still doing my best to ship the same day or the next day after things are ordered. We're in the process of building a new art studio, so things are a little insane around...

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Free Basic Witch Pins

I don't know about you, but I haven't really been in the Halloween Spirit this year. Maybe it's the stupid pandemic getting me down, but I thought I'd cheer myself (and maybe you) up with a fun freebie. Now through 10/25/20 at 11:30 PM EDT, add the Basic Witch Enamel Pin to your cart, along with $25 of other merchandise, and the pin will be automatically discounted to $0.00! While supplies last and whatnot, of course.  

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Oil Book 4 | Painting a Sunset at Sea

To blend, or not to blend? It's the question a lot of oil painters find themselves faced with at some point. Some people swear blending is amateurish and no one should ever do it. Others won't buy art that has too many harsh brushstrokes or lines in it. Is it better to do one or the other? Or are they both right at different times? Personally... I like to blend. I like my paintings to look somewhere between dreamy and real. But even then, hard lines have their place, and they can be useful for different things. In this video not only do I discuss blending, but also why your shadows don't look right, and I talk about the adjusted...

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