Tag Archives: Painting

Prickly Pear Painting on Wood

2 Apr

This is a painting of a blooming prickly pear I did on wood for a friend who lived in the Southwest. It’s done in acrylic and India ink. Dated 2017. Visit my SKColeArt Etsy site for more beautiful acrlyic paintings and florals.

Painting of Prickly Pear

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Study Shows Making Art Reduces Stress

15 Jun

Making art reduces the levels of stress hormones in your body, according to a study from Drexel University. And it doesn’t matter if your art is “good” or not — just that you do it. Says Science Daily:

Whether you’re Van Gogh or a stick-figure sketcher, a new Drexel University study found that making art can significantly reduce stress-related hormones in your body.

Although the researchers from Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions believed that past experience in creating art might amplify the activity’s stress-reducing effects, their study found that everyone seems to benefit equally.

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Klee’s Notebooks Online

2 May

At Open Culture, a post about Paul Klee’s Bauhaus notebooks, 3900 pages of which have now been made available online.