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Oil on Canvas – Visiting Grandma

Happy Mother’s Day!

I finished my first oil painting using the latest products featured in my post Oil Painting Supply Haul – Spring 2019.

Here are the colors I used:
Visiting Grandma Color Palette © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

And the finished piece, Visiting Grandma:

Visiting Grandma JPG

Close up of the brush work:

Visiting Grandma © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

Prints and other products of this oil on canvas painting can be found at Redbubble.

Be sure to check out the supplies I used, I’m really loving the Geneva paints found at Geneva Fine Art Supplies.

I hope you have a marvelous day!

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Art & Crafts Featured

Oil Painting Supply Haul: Spring 2019

Here are my latest oil painting purchases…

Be sure to me know if you have tried any of these as well and what you are currently working on in the art world in the comments below!

Geneva Foundation Layer

The Geneva Foundation Layer is a foundation canvas stain. It provides  a traditional foundation for oil based paint and is ready to use right out of the tube. It is a true neutral color with no shift toward yellow, blue, or red. Made with cold pressed and refined linseed oil, it forms a very lean paint film when dry, so it makes the perfect foundation layer for all types of artists’ oil color.  It dries to a matte finish in 24 hours at room temperature, with excellent tooth for superior paint adhesion.

Check out the Geneva Foundation Layer at Geneva Fine Art Supplies

Geneva Paint Foundation Layer Stain © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

Geneva Essential Palette

With the five colors in the Geneva Essential Palette you can mix the vast majority of colors you see in the world around you. All tubes contain 100ml of oil paint. This bundle is discounted a full 10% from the original price.

  • Made with the highest-grade pigments and finest artist-grade linseed oil
  • Ready to use — already has slow-dry medium incorporated into it
  • High pigment load
  • No toxic fumes from driers and solvents
  • Forms a durable long-term paint film
  • Thoroughly tested
  • 100% made by us in our Austin workshop

Check out the Geneva Essential Palette at Geneva Fine Art Supplies

Geneva Paint Essential Palette and Foundation Layer Stain © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

Stabilo All-STABILO Graphite Color Pencil – Yellow

This highly pigmented pencil is perfect for use on canvas, including painted surfaces. It does not smear or cause grey smudging and blending into your paint. Mistakes are easily removed and the color allows to you visualize your outlines easily.

Check out the Stabilo All-STABILO Graphite Color Pencil – Yellow on Amazon

Stabilo All-STABILO Graphite Color Pencil - Yellow © 2019 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

Centurion LX Linen Canvas 3/4″ Single 9X12″ by Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies

This is linen stretch canvas which can be used for oils, acrylics, caseins, and alkyds. It is made of 620 gram heavy weight linen and the primer is acid-free.

Check out Centurion LX Linen Canvas 3/4″ Single 9X12″ by Jerry’s Artarama Art Supplies on Amazon

Centurion LX Linen Canvas 3/4

D’Artisan Shoppe Masters Series VI Art Brushes

These can be used for oil and acrylic paints. They are made of 100% Natural Chungking Hog Hair Bristle. It is a 6 piece set that includes filbert brush 2, 6, 12 and size 4, 8 flats, and small #1 round for signatures and detail lines. These are perfect for fine art, beginners or hobby painters. They come with a travel pouch and portable organizer plastic container. 

Check out the D’Artisan Shoppe Masters Series VI Art Brushes on Amazon

 

Terra Ballerina Artistic Travel Gear Basic Art Brush Set

This 13 piece set can be used for acrylic, oil, or gouache paint. They are premium quality handmade paintbrushes made of natural and synthetic fibers. The set includes 7 natural bristle and 6 synthetic brushes. This set also comes with a professional travel bag. 

Check out the Terra Ballerina Artistic Travel Gear Basic Art Brush Set on Amazon

I hope you enjoyed this art supply haul. I’ll be giving an update on how I have been enjoying these purchases after I complete a few pieces of art. Wish me luck!

Be sure to check out my photography and art at Redbubble and happy painting!

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Featured Gardening Thoughts for a Rainy Day ☂

Spring Has Arrived! Roses Blossoming Time-lapse

My mother’s flower garden is beautiful.

Every Spring tons of roses pop up. It seems like they sneak up, starting with a few buds, then all of a sudden “pop, pop, pop” they all sprout and open up into beautiful flowers just in time for Mother’s Day.

She’s actually got a variety of beautiful perennial flowering plants. Her garden collection includes a variety of roses, irises, lilacs, petunias, marigolds, sunflowers, and her favorite- Shasta Daisies.  Colors range from various shades of vibrant and soft pink to red, white, purple, yellow, and orange. And they’re so wonderfully fragrant.

It’s such a blessing to see them blossom and I was able to capture roses coming into full bloom using my iPhone Xs  rapid sequence film frame feature called time-lapse. It’s actually the capturing of each image that is slower, but when played at normal or high speed, the image sequence appears faster, creating the impression of motion. Interestingly enough, a man named F. Percy Smith debuted his film The Birth of a Flower in 1910, which was the first use of time-lapse in nature photography.

Spring Has Arrived! iPhone X Time-lapse © 2018 ericarobbin.com | All rights reserved.

I’ll be uploading some more flowers blossoming to my Youtube channel, so be sure to stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed my post! Let me know what your favorite type of flower is in the comments below!