Category Archives: painting

San Benito County Open Studios 2017 / Couling Studio

Photos from 2017 Open Studios, Cindy Couling’s Home Studio location.

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Getting back in the swing of it

I’ve had a kind of a rough year and haven’t had much time or energy to get back into painting or anything creative, really. When life issues strike, I would […]

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Matroyoska Ceramic Doll Couling

Matroyoska Ceramic Doll Set – Pages 08/07/14

I’ve been working on a set of ceramic Matroyoska dolls. Note to self, you must learn how to spell it properly and remember the name before you start blogging about […]

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Pages 10/18/12

I’ve been busy! My blog is neglected. What can I say? I am spending alot more time posting things on FaceBook these days and am wondering if this blog will […]

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Pages 6/8/12

Aren’t these super cool? These are the self portrait books that Jen Worden put together. Each of us did a self portrait and sent it to Jen. She made these […]

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Pages 5/7/12

Detail of the right spread. Detail of the left spread. Here are a few altered book spreads I did over the weekend. Mixed media, painting and collage on an old […]

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Pages 5/3/12

Not too much going on in the studio right now. I’ve posted a page I am working on in an old journal. I’m working on priming some pages in a […]

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Pages 4/23/12

A couple more finished visual journal pages. Both for a round robin I am in. Not sure now, looking at the ‘Secret’ pages if I need to go back and […]

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Pages 4/16/12

Here’s a finished spread in my personal art visual journal. It’s the last one to finish before I do the cover. Top image is closest to the true colors in […]

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Pages 4/12/12

Well, I finished the page last night. I used the cut up piece I showed you guys yesterday. I layered in a bunch of acrylic paints and pastels and then […]

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Pages 4/11/12

This was a weird little picture that came out of altering a magazine image. Almost spooks me out. Well, wait … yeah it spooks me out. I covered this with […]

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Inspired by Leonard Cohen’s “Who by Fire”. I love this wonderful song. The imagery and creativity and thought put into the words. Illustration is a play on life and death […]

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Pages 1/7/12

This is a sketch I did on a paper grocery bag. I’m adding it as a tip-in page into the altered book. I find tip-ins a good way to use […]

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Pages 1/3/12

Preparing the Altered Book. Removing pages, gluing pages, and waiting for them to dry. Back Cover. I sanded the cover, then painted the book with good acrylic paint and used […]

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Pages 09/15/11

Been working on my journal lately. Here are a few finished pages for you guys to look at. I love journaling. It really gives me total freedom to work less […]

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Pages 02/21/09

I got pretty behind with my Traci Bautista workshop this week because of work. Today I buckled down and spent a bit of time going through the exercises. Most of […]

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Pages 10/03/08

This is the page I created for the ‘Blissfully Art Journaling‘ Yahoo Group – ‘All About the Shoes’ chunky book. I made the background using techniques I learned from Karen […]

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Pages 03/22/08

I’m taking an online painting/collage course with artist Karen Gartel over at Altered Diva Online Workshops. The 6 week course is called “Softly Spoken” and is supposed to help us […]

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Pages 02/28/08

Since we didn’t have as many signups for the Shipwreck Swap, I had to quickly come up with a bunch more cards so the 5 participants didn’t get the same […]

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Pages 02/23/08

This is a piece I’ve just finished for the Altered Art Obsession Yahoo Group. It’s one of 10 pieces I made for the swap. The theme is ‘Shipwreck’. The swap […]

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Pages 01/26/08

Sketchbook collage. Got some new pink paint (so NOT a fave color of mine, but I wanted to expand my range of colors a bit) and a cool new Frida […]

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