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Author: Barbara

Non toxic brush cleaning

In an effort to reduce toxic products from my studio. I have replaced cleaning my brushes with Safflower oil instead of Mineral Spirits. Safflower oil I purchase from the grocery story.   I use 2 Salad jars, one filled about 1/3 with Safflower oil to clean the

Spring Plein Air Painting

Time to pull out my Strata easel and tripod, check my painting bag for all necessary supplies.  I find the fewer choices in colours available the better.  The oil paints I use for plein air painting are cad yellow light, permanent red, ultramarine blue and