“Memories” Acrylic pour

Part of the Color Synesthesia Project As I’m typing this, the weather has turned wet and chilly. The grass is soaked in green and the cardinals are eating the last of the bird seed. This time of year is usually my favorite, but just recently it became a sad anniversary. A year ago, I was…

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Acrylic Pour: “Love”

Part of the Color Synesthesia Project Hey there! Take a break and watch me create “Love” using the acrylic pour technique called a “dirty pour.” This particular pour is a part of the Color Synesthesia project where you give me a word and I show you what colors it makes me see. It’s a lotta…

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Making Mistakes Work for You

Acrylic Pour Mess-up Turned Around: “Dinosaur Egg” This pour, though tiny, taught me a lesson. Make your mistakes work for you! I thought it was ruined because the paint had pooled and cracked in the bottom corner…so I named it “Dinosaur Egg” ūüėā And now my mistake is “intentional.” Problem solved. And every other pour…

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January’s Color Synesthesia Pour: “Magical”

So you’ve probably noticed I’m a bit behind… The past few months have been very difficult and we recently had a death in the family. I’m trying to find right side up and it’s just taken awhile. As a result, getting myself into the studio, much less sharing my work online, has been a struggle.…

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How I See Letters

Not too long ago, I shared a post on Facebook talking a little about how I see letters and numbers in color. It’s referred to as “color synesthesia” and it’s different for everyone who has it. The letter “A” will have a different color for each individual. For me, it’s red. Words become more complex…

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Acrylic Pour Time Lapse: “Content”

Some time before the Christmas rush, I was lying next to my mom. I told her how I see colors when I think of letters and numbers. How whole words have a variety of color combinations in my mind. Something like that could be used for my acrylic pours, was one of my thoughts.  What…

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Music for Artists- FREE Playlist

Music for Artists- FREE Playlist Get into the creative zone with this playlist I love Placebo. They bring back memories of college, working late in the art building, sitting on the back steps for a cigarette break. Photo by Viktor Juric on Unsplash They also make me think of crispy autumn leaves and grey days. They’re a band…

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Need a Quick Inspirational Fix?

Need a quick inspirational fix? Feeling stuck? Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. Last week I shared 7 quick ways to get inspired: https://jeffcoatart.blog/2019/08/09/7-quick-ways-to-get-inspired/ But if you didn’t have time to read the full article, here’s a visual recap: Try one of these out and the Muse is sure to be knocking on your door.…

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7 Quick Ways to Get Inspired

Kickstart your creativity with these doable actions… Photo by: unsplash-logoBarbora Polednov√° Ready for 7 quick ways to get inspired? I know how it feels to be stuck in a rut creatively, to feel that well of inspiration dry up. For creatives, this can quickly lead to lethargy, feelings of self-doubt, and depression. If this sounds…

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Summer Fields and Owl Eyes

Warmth. Flowers. Home‚ĶSummer Country. Wear a little piece of sunshine wherever you go. Introducing Summer Country No.2-Necklace BUY: https://jeffcoatart.blog/product/summer-country-no-2-necklace/ This silver necklace features my artwork, ‚ÄúDark Country No.4,‚ÄĚ and is set in a horned owl setting.  It measures just over 1 1/2 inches tall and just under 1 inch wide. The silver metal chain is…

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Pink Petals & Sunshine

Introducing Summer Country No.1-Necklace Warmth. Flowers. Home‚ĶSummer Country. Wear a little piece of sunshine wherever you go. BUY: https://jeffcoatart.blog/product/summer-country-no-1-necklace/ This silver necklace features my artwork, ‚ÄúDarling,‚ÄĚ and is set in a feminine snowflake setting with a charming antique look.  At its widest, it measures just over 1 inch wide and 1 1/2 inches tall. The…

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