Monday, July 27, 2009

Canadian Rights

What's funny, as I am Canadian and live in Canada, is that there are as yet no Canadian rights for the new book.

What's not funny, is that as I don't have a US billing address, I am unable to purchase my books myself.

I am slightly irritated and unamused. Hopefully Random House will have this sorted out soon! I will keep you posted as to when and if there will be Canadian availability on my new title.

Friday, July 24, 2009's actually a sequel

It has come to my attention that because of it's title, my new book, New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook, has been perceived as being a new edition of the earlier book. This is not the case. It is, in fact, the sequel to The New Acrylics.

This new publication goes in depth into the acrylic paint world, offering valuable information and guidelines for using this modern medium. The books are designed to accompany and compliment each other. They share the "new acrylics" heading, as they are connected to each other in intent and the new one offers more in-depth and advanced content.

Hope that clarifies.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

transparent colours

Acrylic paint petals resting on light box.

Tri-Art gloss get medium + prussian blue liquid, dioxazine violet liquid & phthalo blue red shade liquid (All Tri-Art) Painted on to Tri-Art palette with large format paint palette (Jack Richeson & Co.) then peeled away when dried.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drama Queen

This jacket, featured in New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook, is made primarily from Tri-Art semi-gloss gel medium, Payne's grey (Tri-Art Liquid) and Mother of Pearl (Tri-Art Liquid). The only other materials used were metal button bases and florists wire to reinforce the collar. The seams and darts were fused with gloss polymer medium.

The jacket will be on display at Wallack's Art Supply store in Kingston during my launch on Friday.

Monday, July 20, 2009


More support from Marion Boddy-Evans!
Although the Ottawa launch was not fabulous, it is a thrill and an honour to have the tremendous support from my online community!

Q & A at Painting

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Gearing up for Ottawa Launch the way, will be more of a cake & punch thing than the afore mentioned wine & cheese. But it's all good, and I hope to meet many enthused painters there!

Also looking forward to spending a couple of days in Ottawa, because it's often nice to get out of town!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



Thank you, Marion Boddy-Evans! This was a lovely way to begin my day, which, though busy, will be laced with smiles. My book is officially released today, and I'm thrilled to have a review this lively and positive to begin the momentum on promotions and sales.

Review: New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook by Rhéni Tauchid

Monday, July 6, 2009

Learning & Product Expo cancelation

I regret to inform any of you who were planning on taking my workshops at the Learning and Product Expo: Art! in Lisle, Illinois, that I will not be in attendance due to unforeseen circumstances.
Thank you for your understanding.

Look for the same workshops to be offered in Pasadena, CA, this October!
I promise to be there.