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What brushes do I need for miniature painting?

What brushes should I get? This is the number one question that I get asked. In this guide we’ll look at what makes for a good brush to give you a better idea of the brushes you want to use for water-based medium.

Finding your art style as a journey into the Self — 4 practical tips

An “art style” is less about art than about the self.  We say “style” all the time, but what we really need to think of is our “personal voice.” It’s your personal vision, taste, and character that is unique as you are, and it will grow just as you have grown to be who you are…

Glimpse into eternity at the Red Cave – inspiration and process

I’m inspired by sacred sites because they feel alive as if having breath and pulse. They provide the space for deepening practice and worship, and through time hold vibrations of all the ones who came with a pure mind. All the pilgrims, yogis, hermits, lamas who came before, their timeless presence continues to reverberate through the cracks of cavern…

How to make shell gold – a practical guide

To make your own paint from gold leaf is a simple and straightforward process, but it can also be laborious.  In this post I will share the step-by-step process for making gold pigment – also known as “shell gold”, the way it has been practiced and passed down from generations of gold makers in India. I’ve…


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