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Chris Cozen, Artist
Pasadena, CA
Mixed Media Artist, Author, and Teacher, Certified Working Artist, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.
Interests: Anything and everything related to Acrylic painting, art, and color. I am a teacher and a colorist. Working with color, pattern, and form really enriches my life. There is nothing I love more than sharing what I know with others.
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I am all about working in color layers whether it be in strictly painting mode or mixed media mode. I spent the day going through a lot of old work and pulling out things that could do with a makeover. I am particularly fond of Canson Art Boards with the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Artful Thinking
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Pablo Picasso I just got off a Skype call with my grandboys and I can't stop from smiling. They are always such a delight even through a computer screen. Almost immediately after we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at Artful Thinking
Hi Laura, I've seen the lovely photos you post of your home in the Rockies. Those mountains are like none other here in the US. Thanks for being a faithful reader!
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
Cleveland will soon be my part of the year home starting next spring. There is always something to see there and the opportunities for outdoor time are amazing with all of its parks.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
Inge! Hello. I love Italy as you well know. It is truly inspiring!
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
I love the Desert, Becky. The light is so wonderful in the winter and the views of the mountains are breathtaking. So glad you got to spend time there.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
Check your email for details, Tori! Thanks for picking up my new book. I hope you enjoy it.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
I used Canson Montval Acrylic Paper which comes in full sheets, and various pad sizes. It is sized to work well with multiple layers of acrylic. I also used YUPO in that DVD I'm pretty sure. It is a "plastic" surface extruded thinly in sheets. Not absorbent but fun to work on.
Toggle Commented Dec 22, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
I loved the boat ride on Lake Tahoe when I went there many years ago. It was amazing. Thanks for leaving such a great review, Diane. I really appreciate it!
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
Sandra, there are so many places in Canada that are lovely. My dad grew up in Montreal and I have been there many times!
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That is on my bucket list, Gail!
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I love Cleveland, too. There are so many trees around.
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2015 on Catching up...and a giveaway! at Artful Thinking
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It seems that this year was a year to get things done. Reaching December feels really good to me. My new book "Acrylic Color Explorations" is out and available. Working on a book takes the better part of a year and half. At this time last December I was in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2015 at Artful Thinking
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I love playing with photos in various apps. It makes me look beyond what I see at first glance to the shapes and spaces surrounding me. When I layer photos it gets even more interesting. Selecting images to layer requires a different way of seeing as well as a willingness... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Artful Thinking
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I love playing with photos in various apps. It makes me look beyond what I see at first glance to the shapes and spaces surrounding me. When I layer photos it gets even more interesting. Selecting images to layer requires a different way of seeing as well as a willingness... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Artful Thinking
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It began in the garden I recently took an online class with Pauline Agnew which was totally out of my wheelbox. It was about painting the face and the figure. An interesting exercise for me all around as this is not what motivates me. But I must say that it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Artful Thinking
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It's once again December, and as of last night the days will once again begin to get longer and my time in the studio will increase. I prefer to paint in natural light and when we built the studio space I opted for sky lights. It was a wonderful decision... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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These cast shadows are such a great metaphor for life transitions. As long as you don't move the objects casting the shadows they will appear in some form everyday. That's reassuring, isn't it? Or is it really? For the last nine years I have been a part of the Working... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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There is that eternal question? Am I done? I usually answer one of two ways. Either "not yet" or "for now." What is the difference? If I am at the "not yet" place I am still thinking about the piece, it feels like it hasn't finished speaking to me. That's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Artful Thinking
Shannon, I always tried to find time to do something creative especially with my girls. Art was always part of my classroom as well. Thanks for stopping by.
Thank you, Lauren. It means a lot to hear from you!
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View from the studio, 2014 I have probably shared this before, but it bears saying again. I am a teaching artist. My formal training is in Education and for more than 30 years it was my profession. Art was my escape and was woven in and out of my years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Artful Thinking
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Whenever I teach I am always asked if I have a plan or if I know what I am going to paint. The answer is generally no to both of those questions. My plan if there is one is first to play with paint. Play with the properties of paint... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Artful Thinking
Jill, your story touches me. Thank you for sharing it. Just remember that making those mistakes is a GOOD thing! All the best.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on Pushing the process... at Artful Thinking
Bring it along! I love them too.