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By Douglas Florian

The excitement is gigantic for Douglas Florian’s new poetry assortment in regards to the unBEElieveably designated lives of honeybees—and the important position they play in our ecosystem.[/b]

Come contained in the honeycomb—a busy, buzzy, bee-filled home—and know about the unforeseen wonders of those tiny insects’ life, households, and groups. In fourteen humorous, fact-filled honeybee poems and work, Douglas Florian explores the typical historical past of those often-unappreciated critters, revealing them to be a wholly cool—and completely important—part of our environment. certainly, those buzzy insects were within the highlight in recent years as wild bee populations are dwindling, honey costs are emerging, and beekeeping has develop into a well-liked pastime.

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You’ll also notice, though, that prices and other factors differ even among art paints. In this section, I walk you through various paint properties that can affect paint prices. The primary reason is that art paint’s pricing corresponds with the pigment content. Other pricing factors include brands, the amount of refinement, rarity, and purity. Pigments and binders Pigment is a powdered coloring material held together by a binder; together, pigment and binder make paint — you can’t paint with pigment alone.

Think of medium as colorless paint. When first added to wet paint, medium looks a little milky, but it turns clear when it dries. Never confuse medium with paint thinner. Paint thinner is meant for oil-based paint. In this book, medium refers to the basic binder used in acrylic painting, which is polymer (acrylic) medium. ” “My medium is acrylics” (or oil, or charcoal — whatever you use to create your works). Medium comes in different viscosities. Generally, if an acrylic product is just called a medium, that means it’s pourable, on the runny side.

You can get two kinds of paintbrush handles: wood or plastic. Wood is the more common material; you can get brushes that have plastic handles, but they’re usually lower quality. Wood handles are nice but can disintegrate if you leave them in water. I have favorite brushes in each category. Some handles have a chiseled end opposite the hairs that’s good for scraping and drawing in the paint (called scraffito). You can scrape with any other tool as well, but having a chisel-ended brush is just so easy when your brush flips over to have a chisel end that does the job.

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