My name is Blake McLeod, I'm a twenty-year-old Fine Arts student attempting to capture a fraction of the world around me. I dabble with music and film but my sole passion is traditional art, such as drawing and painting. Here is a collection of things I've done, plus random shenanigans that make me chuckle.
Today I had the pleasure of making genuine ultramarine blue oil paint. The pigment, powdered lapis lazuli, creates one of the most sought after blue paints in all of art history. It is a paint that Vermeer used extensively.
While I’m not going to share the paint (it’s expensive!), I will share these nearly pornographic photos of the the paint-making process.
Joel: I can’t see anything that I don’t like about you. Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I’ll get bored with you and feel trapped because that’s what happens with me.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004 (dir. Michel Gondry)