Hidden N’s in Thomas Kinkade Paintings

Harmony Cardenas

Thomas Kinkade is very well know for his cabin and seashore paintings. He puts out calendars and many other artistic items such as key holders or postcards. However, what most people do not know is that he puts hidden “N”‘s into his paintings. If you have ever looked at a […]

Painting With Gouache

Harmony Cardenas

Several people have accessed my web site over the last few years as a result of doing web searches on painting in gouache (pronounced “gwosh”, or “goo-wash”), probably lead there by the numerous gouache paintings listed on the site. There is some conflicting information published on this topic. Consequently, this […]

How To Paint A Wooden Boat

Harmony Cardenas

One of the great increasing mysteries of today’s modern boatbuilding is the amount of hi-tech gobble-de-gook that the average home boat builder is expected to wade through when the time comes to paint the boat after the horrendous amount of sanding, fairing and hard work is (mostly) over and the […]

How to Paint With Oils

Harmony Cardenas

Paint is created by combining dry pigment and liquid. In oil paints, the liquid used is linseed oil. You purchase oil paint in tubes. The paint is thick. So when you squeeze it out onto your palette, you mix it with your palette knife and use a stiff brush to […]

A Few Tips On Painting a Bathroom

Harmony Cardenas

Bathrooms are usually smaller, compared to the other rooms in a house. They also tend to have a lot of corners, so painting a bathroom can prove to be very tricky. The difference between a good job and a bad one that will need to be repainted primarily depends on […]

Writing the Personal Narrative

Harmony Cardenas

Personal Narrative Defined: The personal narrative is a compositional piece of writing, usually employing the first person, which entails a factual event, incident, experience, or person integral to the author’s life. “The experiences we have are the basis of our dispositions, our world views, our characters, our ways of thinking, […]