Getting Going!

I have been considering things to get the art studio going as a business and ways to be there for my followers.

The Facebook outage last week has given me an idea to not rely on them as the main focus of communication.

Therefore, I will be only posting updates on my websites blog post for a little while to see how it goes in hopes to making this permanent adjustment.

I am encouraging my followers to subscribe to my blog post on to stay updated on what is happening behind the scenes and to see first all the new projects that are currently in progress.

The event starting now is for a free 8″x10″ alcoholic ink flower, but only after the email subscriptions reaches to 300.

Can you help me reach 300 subscribers? There will be a drawing for a 10% off a Truly Gifted Art Studio purchase for every three shares through Facebook or Instagram. I will be paying attention to who shares the TrulyGiftedArtStudio posts that include this event “Getting Going!”.

A day in the studio

Today I’m starting on my first cat portrait!

This is my sisters cat Kracker that had passed away. I promised her I would paint her for her. Now that I am in between projects, I have the opportunity to get busy on this creation. Here is the process and how I started to bring this canvas to the life of Kracker.

A first coat of white acrylic paint gives the canvas a smoother surface.
Here’s a second coat and the drying process. I know the canvas frame is warped, but this won’t matter in the end because it will straighten when placed into its frame.
The sketch starts with a picture and a normal pencil.
The sketch does not have to be perfect. It just needs to be perfect in perception.
This coat of acrylic burnt Siena and a little bit of burnt umber is used to help the whites and blacks used look more white and black. Just a quick wet layer.
Now time for the oils! These are the basic colors that are always used!
The first coat! This is where I place all the colors used into their spots.
Add a little bit of details and some shadows.

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton