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Author Archive | Samantha Hahn

Custom invitations: A good reason to have a party

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I must tout the work of my old art school studio mates, the lovely and talented KenzieKate and Oh Joy!. These brilliant babes—I’m into alliteration today … tout talents, brilliant babes—have their own custom stationery lines and blogs to boot! They are both such amazing designers and artists.

I suggest you get married or have a party soon so you can put their talents to work.

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Acrylic is Idyllic

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I’m always amazed by the way David Hockney uses acrylic paint. His paintings really look like they were painted in oil, only they’re flatter and more matte (an effect which can be achieved using little or no medium). To paint a 72′ X 72′ canvas with paint that dries very fast takes skill. The first artists to use acrylics for something other than house painting were Mexican muralists. “Water-soluble artist-quality acrylic paints became commercially available in the early 1960s, offered by Liquitex.” (more info)

These are some of my undergrad acrylic paintings.

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