The Crucible – Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Acrylicpaints, Altered Art

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I love living in this old Pencil Factory. There is always something new to discover when you walk around here. You see old chimneys, walkways that connect the buildings, old safes in the basement, screws and bolds, and traces of times long forgotten. Recently I found some old office chatter  publications from 1927  from the old factory in the Public Library. You wouldn’t believe the things they used to write about colleagues and bosses . Pretty Mean – I am glad that doing this in print is not acceptable anymore.

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I wish I could ask Mrs Heather about the red and white onions though…I have no idea what the wow-factor could possibly be.

Reading these things make me always wander off in my thoughts- all the stories that are part of these buildings. I find it fascinating.

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These and my own stories that I connect with those buildings go through my head while I am painting. It makes me feel connected with them.

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Here is a supply list of what I used in the painting:

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Wishing you a day that is filled with awesome stories :) 

 

Nat

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Fabulous painting Nathalie! And I love the post! geesh- some people can be very rude indeed!
    What fun it must be to live in such a building- I envy you for your city life!! hugs Jackie

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Thank you Jackie. I know- insane about the gossip section. Don’t envy me about the city life- there is many things that are to be envied off living not in the city!

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Yes, I like to make up stories for the folks who used to be in an area where I am now. Beautiful canvas and the story-making reminds me of The Whatevers. Have a brilliant day:-)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Sue, yes- I guess thinking about these stories is something I find very intriguing ;) You should write those stories you make up down, Sue, I bet they are good :)

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  • Deborah A. Pierro

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    Hi Nat–I absolutely love your paintings of buildings and cityscapes! This one is so good.

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  • Maura

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    Great canvas! I’ve been enjoying seeing your paintings emerge. Now, those sayings you ran across? Whoa, those are something else!

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In The Same Boat? Canvas

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art

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One of my favorite views in Jersey City at Liberty Landing . At least the view is accessible for everyone :)

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I played with different paint viscosities to achieve a different kind of texture. Fun.

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Here are the materials I used:

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What is the place with your favorite view?

Nat

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  • Nurse Ratchet

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    There are no words coming to me that adequately express to you how much I adore your amazing city scapes!!

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  • Stephanie Schütze

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    Nat, das ist ein wunderbares Bild! Tolle Farben und die Boote sind der Hit! Es passt einfach alles! Toll! Liebe Grüsse über den grossen Teich, Stephanie :-)

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      Nathalie Kalbach

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      Stephanie, vielen lieben Dank :) Ganz liebe Grüße zurück über den Teich- hoffe der Herbst lässt sich gut an :)

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  • Jackie P Neal

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    Nat, Absolutely stunning is what I have to say!
    My favorite view is from a bluff over looking Lake Ontario- up North of where I live- I’ll send a picture next time I go! “)

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  • Gina Sismilich

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    Absolutely gorgeous – you get better and better!

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  • Ursula

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    Hallo Nat, – super eingefangen. Ich sehe mich schon wieder auf dem Boot, die Skyline abfahren – LG Ursula

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New Online Workshop: Season Canvas Fall

Written by Nathalie Kalbach. Posted in Altered Art, Mixed Media Workshop, Workshops

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There is a new project based Mixed Media Workshop in the house : Season Canvas Fall.

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Here is a little video about the workshop:

Season Fall Promo Video from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

Who is this workshop for?

This class is for the aspiring artist, the crafter who wants to dabble their hands in some paint or for anyone who just wants to create something fun for their home.

Cost: 25USD

You can sign up here : Season Canvas Fall.

I also posted a list of suggested supplies- but I will talk about some alternatives during the class – so don’t buy anything until you see if you want to use it or have a substitute already in your stash.

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I hope you will join me in this Fall Workshop. Once you signed up- you have unlimited access – any time, anywhere :)

Happy Fall!!!

Nat

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