• Graphite & Gold Leaf by Bud Root-Michels

    In Italy and France, I was privileged to closely observe how the Renaissance Masters executed their underpainting.  They would draw with a terra-cotta shard or charcoal directly on the canvas.  In this important stage, they drew nearly all their grey values.  Many then finished their paintings with a series of transparent oil color glazes.  This […]

  • Marge Meyer Nugent ceramic art

    Whimsical Ceramic Art by Marge Meyer Nugent

    “I love what I do. I make my pieces with color and texture at the forefront. This results in some pieces being carressable while others are prickly and pokey. I like my pieces to bring a smile to your face.” Ceramic artist Marge Meyer Nugent is a retired medical microbiologist who took a few ceramics classes […]