Archive for June, 2010

Make a Brush and Pallet Knife Wiper/Paper Saver

June 17, 2010

Tired of being surrounded by paint encrusted crushed up paper towels and rags? Do something about it! Make your very own Brush and Pallet Knife Wiper/Paper Saver.  Simply wrap a double layer of paper towels around a rectangular piece of mat board or foam board.  Secure the paper towel with two or three “band-aids” of masking tape.  Blot and wipe your brushes and pallet knives on this surface.  When it gets covered with paint, simply add another layer of paper towel on top of the old one and re-tape it.  It ends up becoming a nice cushioned surface for wiping your painting tools, and cuts way back on your use of paper towels and rags.  It also creates a neater work area.

ECO ART: Exploring Environmental Issues

June 11, 2010

Learning about the Issues
A news article, “Warming Tied to Extinction of Frog Species” by Juliet Eilperin, (Washington Post, January 12, 2006) and five years of activism with the Buffalo Field Campaign  (more…)

Please Don’t Draw on My Paper!

June 1, 2010

One of the most valuable lessons that I learned when I was student teaching is NEVER to draw on a student’s artwork. If the art teacher tries to “help” the student by drawing on their paper to “fix” a problem or applies a few remedial brushstrokes to a student’s painting, the student can no longer feel that the artwork is truly his or her own. It is particularly embarrassing (more…)

Victor Gregorio Now Showing in San Francisco!

June 1, 2010

"Bubbles" ©2010 Victor Gregorio

"YoYo" ©2010 Victor Gregorio

"Gecko" ©2010 Victor Gregorio

Progressive Grounds
400 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco
Exhibition Dates
May 12 – July 14, 2010

If you happen to be in San Francisco in June or July, don’t miss Victor Gregorio’s stunning photography at Progressive Grounds. You can see more of his photography online at and
(These photos are posted with the permission of the artist)