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I live in Mooringsport La. and work in construction full time and dabble in art when ever I can. I would love to be able to do my art full time--who knows, maybe one day I will. In the past year, I started doing Festivals, trying to sell my Art. It is ALOT of work, but worth it. I have met so many people with the same interests as myself.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Giveaway

Had a great productive weekend.  I used my new Canon IX printer and made 10 x 10 prints, and 5 x 5 inch prints.  A local artist (Don Cobb) that I know gave me great tips on making my own prints.  I bought the Canon wide format printer and customized to the size that I needed.  I bought a roll of inkjet canvas from Wholesale art and frames   The size was 16 1/2"  x 40' long.  So,from 1 cutting I get 1- 10" x 10" canvas and 2- 5" x 5" canvas'. I print them out and mount them on a gallery canvas that I buy from Dick Blick.  First, I paint the gallery canvas black, then I apply a coat of Golden Medium-Regular on the painted canvas and then I apply the print on top of that.  Before I apply the print I spray it with a fixative so as not to mess up the ink.  After I apply the print, I let it dry for about 2 hours and then I go around the edges of the print again with black paint just to cover up any white edges of the canvas.  If I am going  to take pictures of the piece, I take them before I spray them with varnish because the pictures turn out so much better before the varnish is applied-it reduces the glare. I then spray the piece with 3 coats of varnish.

Also--It is November--yes!!!  It is time to make my monthly giveaway announcement.  This month I am giving away one of the prints that I made of my original art work.  Her name is Poppy and I call the piece "Abundance". It is an 8" x 10" piece mounted on Gallery canvas--by the means that I mentioned above.  All you have to do to be eligible to win is visit my web site  http://venusbluesarthideaway.com and go to the "Monthly Giveaway" page and leave a comment.  Your name will be tossed in the hat for the Nov. 24, 2011 drawing.  Good Luck!!!

Hope that you all have a great day!!

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