Art Matters — My Stuff

A deep dive into the creation of the "Gargoyles of Notre Dame" watercolor + encaustic collection

Barb Toland My Stuff

A deep dive into the creation of the "Gargoyles of Notre Dame" watercolor + encaustic collection

Recently I've been creating a lot of art that combines my love of watercolor + my love of encaustic...

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On creating "Venus de Milo: Breakout"

Barb Toland My Stuff

On creating "Venus de Milo: Breakout"

In today's blog I'll be talking about an art event held here in Greenville, SC by a wonderful local organization who has been instrumental in growing the arts here ... Metropolitan Arts Council (aka MAC). This is an annual event call Flat Out under Pressure, and each artist is given just 24 hrs. to create a piece of art...

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If you're not sure, mix it up ;-)

Barb Toland My Stuff

If you're not sure, mix it up ;-)

I've been living with a dual creative personality for a long time now. What, you might ask, is that? (Welll of course I made it up!) Basically, it's when you love the heck out of multiple mediums, and are trying to figure out how to creatively exist while being "torn between two lovers" so to speak...

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A new encaustic piece ... "Venus de Milo: Shattered"

Barb Toland My Stuff

A new encaustic piece ... "Venus de Milo: Shattered"

Oh, I had such an amazing weekend - and a pretty great week to follow! I hope yours was just as fabulous:) After lots of sneezing (and yes, moaning) last week, I was able to ditch the cold just in time to get to work on my new encaustic/mixed media Venus de Milo piece that I'll be sharing with you today...

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A new painting! "Picasso's Palette"

Barb Toland My Stuff

A new painting! "Picasso's Palette"

So this is all about a chair that lives in a plexiglass case in the Musée Picasso in Paris. It's not just any chair, it's the one Picasso used to hold various pots & containers of paint when he was working in his studio. I was totally floored when I saw it, knowing it was actually THE palette Picasso used...

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