Art Matters

A negative perspective can be positive :-)

Barb Toland Art Bites

A negative perspective can be positive :-)

Looking & seeing are two very different things. And when it comes to art there's a concept we're going to talk about today that will help you see things differently & actually more completely. A way of seeing that will improve your ability to look at life thru a more creative & artistic lens...

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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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Everything you always wanted to know about encaustic, but were afraid to ask ;-)

Barb Toland Art Bites

Everything you always wanted to know about encaustic, but were afraid to ask ;-)

So here's the thing, to many of you the art medium of encaustic is totally unfamiliar territory -- or at best you have a vague understanding of what it is. And for those who do know what it is, well you may see it as unusual, or maybe even a bit exotic or quirky...

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This color is a hidden gem

Barb Toland Art Bites

This color is a hidden gem

Is it spelled 'gray'? Or is it 'grey'? It actually all depends on what part of the world you live in. Here in the U.S. we primarily use the former. I tend to lean towards the unusual & exotic, so I'm sticking with the latter...

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Growing your creative heART muscle πŸ’ͺ

Barb Toland Creative Sparks

Growing your creative heART muscle πŸ’ͺ

Ohhhhhh the gifts of summertime! Poolside chats. Colorful beach umbrellas. Wearing flip flops. Burgers sizzling on the grill. A little chilled rosΓ©. Vibrant flowers. Bright flashy swimsuits. You get the picture ;-) Summer's a kaleidoscope of sunshine & color for sure...

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