At the same time that I was painting my glazed still life, I also painted this copy of André Derain's Big Ben. André Derain was one of the leaders of the fauvism movement back in the early 1900's. The fauvists expressed themselves by using often bright and unusual colors in their paintings.This movement was fairly small and short lived, but it did produce some cool art.
One of the interesting things about fauve art is that, although the colors are strange, the values stay pretty realistic. For example, take Portrait of Madame Matisse (The Green Stripe) by Henri Matisse. There are interesting green areas all over the woman's face, and blue splotches in her hair. If, however, we convert the picture to gray-scale, it looks somewhat normal. If you can ignore the fact that you know the shading on her face is green. :P
This summer, I technically was in school. But realistically, I had the best summer vacation of, well, pretty much my whole life.
Wait... you were in school all Summer and had a great time?! What? Slow down there a sec... explain yourself immediately!
Happy to. You see, I took an oil painting class over the Summer. Yep, real, legit painting with real, legit oil paints. So, I got grades and assignments, and credits for this class. It'll even go on my transcript. But at the same time, I had an awesome, fun, creative and low-stress time. The perfect vacation from Chemistry and Math, if you ask me.
After viewing this extremely cute blog that features a music playlist, I became determined to give my blog a music playlist as well. This is something you can do without having to upgrade to Pro. It was fairly simple to do, but I did get confused a couple of times. So, here's a step-by-step tutorial to help you do it right the first time.
Start out by going to http://scmplayer.net/. Then, choose your "skin" for the music player. I chose the top one, it's simple and sleek.
One of the many disadvantages to being gluten-free or paleo is that burger buns usually consist of lettuce wraps. While I have nothing against lettuce wraps, they can get boring. And sometimes I just want a nice, juicy burger on some type of non-lettuce bun type thing. Not in a lettuce wrap. But there are a lot of dietary restrictions in my family – a few dairy free people, a sibling who can’t have oats, and a lot of issues with various grains.
Enter coconut flour flatbread. The idea behind this is simple; coconut flour held together and moistened with eggs and oil, flavored with salt and (optionally) honey, with baking powder to make it rise. Thankfully everybody in the family can have at least a little egg, or this would never work. But work it does, and it even holds up remarkably under the strain of my chronic Burger Over-Stuffing Syndrome (not actually a real medical condition). Behold:
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