• Nyx the primordial goddess of the night

    Welcome Art Quester to January's Fairy Tale

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    Nyx (/nɪks/;[1] Ancient Greek: Νύξ, "Night";[2] Latin: Nox) is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation and mothered other personified deities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty that she is feared by Zeus himself. 

    An excerpt from Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyx

  • a Bit about Prussian Blue


    Berlin,1706 Diesbach was working in the laboratory of a Mister Johann Conrad Dippel, he was working to achieve a cochineal red lake by using an extract of crushed cochineal insects, iron sulphate and potash.

    Diesbach used potash that happened to be  mixed with Dippel's bone oil, this resulted in a very pale red which he concentrated to purple, later a deep blue, we now know a prussian blue.

    The pigment was first mentioned in a letter to the president of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, dated March 1708. By August 1709, the pigment was being referred to as "Preussisch blau" and by November of that year, as "Berlinisch Blau".

  • The Art Sherpa™ - Cinnamon Cooney

    Team Art Shepra

    • John Cooney
    • Lisa Kehoe
    • Joey Cruz
  • Part ONE

    Beginners learn to paint full acrylic art lesson: How to paint a starry bed for a sleeping fairy princess. 

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  • Part 3

    Beginners learn to paint full acrylic art lesson: How to paint a starry bed for a sleeping fairy princess.