Missing the Ceramics Studio No LongeR, Now that I share an art space with some talent artists who happen to be great people

Thinking about those cone 6 glazes, I miss you raw materials! Update: While I do miss having raw materials at hand, I have fallen for commercial glazes in a big way. Stay tuned for a list of ultimate faves.

Ceramic Objects, Neon Blips Art Print available    HERE

Ceramic Objects, Neon Blips Art Print available HERE

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Watercolor Texture Acrylic Swish Download

My favorite pass-time as of right now is designing seamless surface patterns for different art projects. I've made about 300 in the past few months and I would like to share a few with you. Below you will find a free downloadable .zip file with watercolor texture .pngs, watercolor tile .pngs and a paint swish .png for your creative endeavors. Please feel free to share any designs or sketches made with these free downloads.

Watercolor Texture Acrylic Swish  art print   HERE

Watercolor Texture Acrylic Swish art print HERE

Watercolor pattern textures   HERE,     HERE,   and   HERE

Watercolor pattern textures HERE, HERE, and HERE

Watercolor Tiles   HERE,   HERE  ,   and   HERE

Watercolor Tiles HERE, HERE, and HERE

Acrylic Swish download   HERE

Acrylic Swish download HERE

Early 20th Century Color Palettes

I created a series of early 20th century color palette swatches to use in the Adobe Creative Suites. They are inspired by the important movements of the early 1900's and the Pantone color series books. Below is a sample of the swatch series on one of my original prints, and the free download .zip file of these swatches. I would like to share these free swatch palettes I created with you for your creative pursuits and would love to see what you create. Also included in this post are a few source images of inspiration by a few key artists of the early 20th century, which some of these color palettes are derived by and my Pinterest board of Edwardian Fashion. Please feel free to share any designs or sketches made with these free downloads.

This original print is available    HERE    in my Society6 shop

This original print is available HERE in my Society6 shop

This set of custom color swatches was inspired by the book  Pantone: The 20th Century in Color . The authors of this book do a beautiful and concise job of colorizing important movements of the decades past.  Early 20th Century Swatch .ZIP Download    HERE

This set of custom color swatches was inspired by the book Pantone: The 20th Century in Color. The authors of this book do a beautiful and concise job of colorizing important movements of the decades past.

Early 20th Century Swatch .ZIP Download HERE

Maxfield Parrish,  “The Garden of Allah”        Maxfield Parrish  (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.   

Maxfield Parrish, “The Garden of Allah”    

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.

 

Imperial Faberge Egg  A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg (possibly numbering as many as 69, of which 57 survive today) created by the House of Fabergé, in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia.      

Imperial Faberge Egg

A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg (possibly numbering as many as 69, of which 57 survive today) created by the House of Fabergé, in St. Petersburg, Imperial Russia.

 

 

Paul Poiret Fashion Designs with Illustrations by George Lepape   Paul Poiret (20 April 1879, Paris, France – 30 April 1944, Paris) was a leading French fashion designer, a master couturier during the first two decades of the 20th century. He was the founder of his namesake haute couture house. 

Paul Poiret Fashion Designs with Illustrations by George Lepape

Paul Poiret (20 April 1879, Paris, France – 30 April 1944, Paris) was a leading French fashion designer, a master couturier during the first two decades of the 20th century. He was the founder of his namesake haute couture house. 

Landscape near Chatou, André Derain. 1904   (Fauvism movement)  Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a group of early twentieth-century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.

Landscape near Chatou, André Derain. 1904   (Fauvism movement)

Fauvism is the style of les Fauves (French for "the wild beasts"), a group of early twentieth-century modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong color over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism.