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Eco Oil Painting Tutorial Video

I’ve recently recorded an 8 minute video of me explaining how to eliminate all toxins from your oil painting practice. There will be tips and techniques and info on how to use only natural materials (nothing synthetic or petroleum based). Enjoy!

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Earth Paints & Nature Art Class

We will celebrate Earth Day with an all natural earth art class. I will demo buy cialis online nstrate how you can make your own earth paints from natural clay. And then we will paint smooth river rock stones and/or drift wood with earth paints. We’ll make eco stationary with leaf, veggie & flower prints [...]

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Review of “Simple Pleasures” Eco Children’s Book

My children’s book, “Simple Pleasures”, just got its first review on Veg Books (which reviews only natural, animal friendly or vegetarian promoting books). The book features 24 original watercolor paintings of children enjoying themselves in nature with no plastic or batteries necessary. The book is now available for sale for $9.95 plus shipping. Email to [...]

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New Earth Paint Video

Watch the process of making earth oil paint from start (climbing a mountain) to finish (brushing paint on the canvas)!   Click on image to watch..

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Earth Based Children’s Book is finished!

After a year of hard work I’ve finished illustrating my first chilldren’s book, “Simple Pleasures”, and it has been published by the author, Myron Cretney. “Simple Pleasures” is an earth-centered book about enjoying nature and how you can have fun without batteries and gadjets at any age. The book is for sale for $9.95 plus [...]

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Earth Paint Kits Are Here!

Paint your world with colors from the earth Children’s Earth Paint Kit Two new easy-to-use kits make wonderful holiday gifts! These naturally colored clays—some millions of years old—are collected from the earth, dried, crushed, and sifted to create the pure pigments used in my kits. The resulting paint is very high quality, completely Earth friendly, [...]

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Weekend at an Oregon Artist Retreat

I spent a wonderful weekend at the Chinook Artist Retreat in Klamath Falls two weeks ago. The grounds were pretty amazing with a huge, light-filled studio (windows all the way around), a separate living space with bedroom and access to a big living room, dining room and kitchen. And the best part, a beautiful bath [...]

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100,000 year old paint making workshop discovered

A new discovery was just reported in the New York Times of a 100,000 year old paint making workshop in a South African cave. The archeologists found hundred’s of pieces of red ocher stone, special ocher grinding stones, tools made from animal bones and large abalone shells where the paint was mixed. Before this discovery, [...]

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Detoxing for Artists (and everyone else)

Even though I now have only natural art materials around, I have to admit that I spent most of my life bathing in turpentine and leaving heavy-metal laden paints on my skin to seep into my bloodstream. Noone ever brought up the subject in high school or art school or beyond so I didn’t worry [...]

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Bring Nature Indoors

I’ve been having a wonderful time painting sweat peas, snakes, lizards, calla lilies and red maple trees in a private home this past week. I’ll be painting tree frogs in the entrance way next week!  

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