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  • this week’s virtual garage sale… 

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  • LOGAN 650 mat  cutter, 40” cut   $300 Includes extra blades. Note, shown sitting on green cutting mat which is NOT included. Nancy Joy (805) 773-4860, leave message.

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THIS WEEK’S VIRTUAL GALLERY – Feast your eyes on these beautiful pieces by Barbara and Sheree…

Life Drawing Study of back, “Fun with paint” By Barbara Clark 24″ x 30″ acrylic, charcoal and collage done at workshop with David Limrite August 7 2020


Mixed media collage by Sheree Cogan

We have had GREAT feedback from our Virtual gallery during quarantine, please keep sending us your art!  Send us images of artwork created since March 19th, so that we may include them in our blog! It helps inspire us and others to keep creating and try new things! 
When you send images, PLEASE don’t reply to this e-mail. It is a “DoNotReply” e-mail, and images just won’t attach.  Don’t know why, but they don’t. 

PLEASE E-mail your images and stories to

A message from one of our favorite paint manufacturers…

Oil Painting from Home 

Over the past several months, countless artists and educators have had their scheduled workshops and classes moved online to maintain distance and paint remotely. As fall approaches, this trend continues for many of us. The most frequent question we’ve received recently is: “How do I set up my oil painting studio at home?” 

We’d love to share with you the Solvent-Free options available to help.  

Painting Through a Pandemic: 3 Reasons Why Painting Solvent-Free is So Popular

#1. Artists are moving from classrooms or shared studios to their homes
Whether it is in a spare bedroom, a back patio, or at a kitchen table, artists are adapting to the challenges of the pandemic. Smaller spaces and limited ventilation are important factors when choosing painting materials. Because traditional oil colors are made with linseed (flax) oil and pigment, oil paint has always been solvent-free. In fact, oil colors and our range of solvent-free materials smell like vegetable oil!

#2. Oil painting and wellness go hand-in-hand
Making art and nurturing creativity are essential to mental health and our overall well-being. By incorporating solvent-free mediums and safflower oil for brush-cleaning, you can easily experience the lusciousness and depth of traditional oil colors without compromising health and safety. Going solvent-free is particularly important for painters that are pregnant, have chemical sensitivities, or have young children in proximity.

#3. Artists are stocking up on supplies
To avoid multiple trips to the art store (as much as we wish we could go every day!), many of us are stocking up on enough materials to get us through our next few projects. Making your stash safe with as few chemicals as possible is easy when choosing non-toxic materials like Solvent-Free Fluid, Safflower Oil, and Solvent-Free Gel.

Please visit our page on Solvent-Free Painting for additional information on these materials and techniques. 

Studio Safety Guide

Available as a download, our Studio Safety Guide addresses the nature of oil painting, pigments, mediums, solvents and best practices for managing materials. 

Acrylic Painting from Home 

GOLDEN is hosting live art demonstrations over on their facebook pages! check out this line up! Featuring GOLDEN staff and our Working Artists.

They’ll be talking about a variety of topics including working with our OPEN line of slow-drying acrylics, collaging, and working on colored grounds on the GOLDEN page, and an exploration of coarse pigments on our Williamsburg page. All of these educational events are free. Don’t forget to refresh the page if you don’t see the video right away.

If you’ve missed our live sessions so far or would like to rewatch a previous video, you can find them on the GOLDEN, Williamsburg, and QoR Facebook pages.

Hope to see you soon on Facebook Live

New Upcoming Classes

Head Painting Fundamentals with Jason Mayr

Once again we will focus on the structure of the head. Starting with the large simple masses and working our way down to the features. This class is a must for anyone wanting to paint more convincing heads, animals or humans. Working with a limited palette will allow us to put most of our attention into the structure ie. “drawing”. If you are new to head painting or ready to sharpen your head painting skills this is the class for you.

Each session of classes meet 6 times via Zoom
(2 Mondays and 4 Fridays) all at 9am.
The cost is $60 a session or $180 for 3 sessions.

To sign up you can go directly to Jason’s website:

Are you or someone you know a Pastel Artist?
Check out our local California Central Coast Pastel Society (3CPS) – They are also hosting a form of VIRTUAL gallery exhibit called “Changing Seasons” – check it out HERE.

Be sure to check out what’s going on over at the
Morro Bay Art Association. As well as the SLO County Arts HERE