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Made in America: Finding Healthy Pigments

Made in America: Finding Healthy Pigments

A Journey Towards Sustainability, Part III Then there’s the artist’s favorite – color. Way back in the day, artists collected their own minerals. Then they hand-ground them into powder and mixed them with oil/water/egg or whatever delivery medium...
Made in America: Protecting Our Forests

Made in America: Protecting Our Forests

A Journey Towards Sustainability, Part II An artist can buy pre-stretched canvas or stretch their own. Either way, the wood typically used to make commercial stretcher bars is kiln-dried pine. Nowadays, it’s easy to find stretcher bars certified sustainable by...
Made in America: Sustainable Surfaces

Made in America: Sustainable Surfaces

A Journey Towards Sustainability, Part I When I decided to convert my studio to become more sustainable and non-toxic, I had no idea what an adventure it might be. I thought it was going to be as easy as a few web searches and changing suppliers. Hah! Not at all. This...