What every painter should know about Cobalt blue

Hey, everyone, wanna paint with crushed glass? Lots of Renaissance painters, like Vermeer and Rembrandt, did just that, turning to smalt as a cheaper alternative to azurite and ultramarine for their underpaintings. Smalt was made from ground cobalt glass, specifically. The particles had to be coarse because they would lose …

10 creative projects to keep yourself entertained if you’re quarantined at home

Some of you have already been stuck at home for a week or two in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. You may be running out of ways to occupy yourself. You’ve cleaned, tried new recipes, read books, played games and binged on Netflix and Hulu. But how …