I want to focus on being healthier this year. It has always been my concern but I need a concentrated effort if I expect change.
I can affect my physical health by a few good choices. Exercise; eat more vegetables and less animal products.
My painting also has physical aspects. How I stand and move as I paint. The paints and mediums I choose.
I have chosen to use M. Graham paints that are healthy for my paintings and me. Made from vegetable oil. They are ingredients that have been around since the old masters.
Students have told me how liberating these paints are for them. No more odors and headaches or migraines from the mediums and brush cleaners they used to choose. The walnut oil paint pigments are the easiest colors to mix and use.