after van gogh's 'head of a woman' ~ gouache in stillman and birn 'beta', 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
my friends, i feel like i need to put up a post that officially lays this blog to rest, at least for the time being.
i'm still painting, still loving painting... a few weeks ago i took mary ann moss's 'Oh My Gouache!' class, which got me painting with gouache as much as transparent watercolors. hey, did you know that you can buy a set of 18 (5 ml) tubes of holbein gouache for about $38 on amazon? it's true! if you've been thinking you'd like to try gouache (or take mary ann's class) but can't afford it, this set may be for you... : )
mt. shasta from the pacific crest trail
a couple of pics from the summer that make me smile big...
golden-mantled ground squirrel
i hope this finds you well and painting. i'm still posting on instagram more or less regularly (lynne.hoppe). happily, i do see many of you there...
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The great majority of artists are throwing
themselves in with life-preservers around their necks,
and more often than not it is the life-preserver
which sinks them.
~ Henry Miller, quoted in 'Life, Paint and Passion' by Michele Cassou and Stewart Cubley