Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Don't miss the fun!!

We have so much fun in our workshops and classes!! There's just as much laughter as there is creativity. We still have a few seats left for this Friday's painting party/workshop. Create an original abstract 12 x 12 inch studio wrapped canvas with textures in acrylic. We provide everything, you just show up. Oh, and you can bring your own wine if you like! We paint, we party, we learn, we have fun!!

Friday 7-10 PM, Hershberger and Huff Studios at 1735 NE Jacksonville Rd. in Ocala, FL. Email today to reserve your seat.

And don't forget to save the date for October's painting party. Trinity River landscape, October 28, from 7-10. Just bring yourself, we have everything else.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Time is running out!

Time is running out to sign up for our Acrylic Texture Workshop. Paint your own abstract beach piece. Enjoy fun, food and creating with lots of guidance. No need to bring anything, unless you want to bring your own wine! $50 fee provides all materials and tools to finish a 12 X 12 inch abstract beach piece with real shells and lots of sand texture. Feel the beach, remember your summer fun, decorate your home with a natural piece that you made yourself. We have tons of fun too!

Others are doing evening painting party/workshops but not like ours!! We pride ourselves on teaching only top quality creative work that you will be proud to hang in your home when you are finished. Workshop is at Hershberger & Huff Studios on September 30, 2011 from 7-10 PM. Contact us today to reserve your seat by the deadline of September 23.

Peace and creativity,

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

We're So Proud

This photo shows Charles Mays, one of our star students (Chuck to us) at the opening reception for the new exhibit at Gateway Bank, beside his wife, Judy. His work is displayed along with the work of Diane Laws.

You teach your students everything you know and you hope for the best and sometimes they go out into the world and make you proud!! The colored pencil drawing above is a piece by Chuck Just a sampling of the lovely work that he and Diane Laws have currently on display at Gateway Bank on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala, FL.

This is one of Diane's pieces, her specialty is horses with an occasional dog or landscape. Chuck draws a lot of florals and birds as well as other subjects. They have both been with us (star students) for many many years and their work shows their extensive experience.

The exhibit will be on display through September 20 at Gateway Bank. Please try to see it before it's gone. Well worth the trip!! Congratulations Chuck and Diane, we are very proud of you.

Peace and love to you,

Monday, September 12, 2011

Do you want to learn how to do fabulous texture like this?
Do you love the beach?
Put them together in the next Friday Night Painting Party.

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!

The next Friday Night
Painting Party/Workshop
At Hershberger & Huff Studios
Is set for
September 30, 2011
And we’re going back to the beach!

Come as you are, no need to bring anything,
We provide it all!
You leave with a 12x12 inch completed
Textured acrylic painting reminiscent of the beach!
For application/flyer reply to this email
Space is limited—act now! 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm having a work at home kind of day today. I've spent a lot of time down at our new studio since we opened and I love it but sometimes I just miss my home studio stuff. Yes I know.... I'm incredibly fortunate to have 2 locations to paint in. I count my blessings every day. Today I woke up with a bad headache and just feel kinda yucky so I'm enjoying the home space. As you can see it doesn't have to be kept quite so "picked up". It's loaded with supplies and it just feels good to me. It's kind of small in the photo but there's a clay pot sitting in front of the shelves. I use it to hold my wash brushes. My son made that coil pot when he was in middle school and I treasure it. I decided it needed to stay in here with my art stuff since my studio used to be his bedroom. I see it, I think of him and I smile.

Of course I had to make room in the studio for the movie collection. Tom Hanks and Johnny Depp keep me company when I paint.

There's no such thing as too many brushes. They can be a pain to store though so if you get a chance to snag a display rack from a store do it. Many times retail stores get new displays from manufacturers when new products come out. Ask them what they do with the old ones. Besides art suppliers try the craft stores, home decor places, even home improvement stores.

This is one of the handiest finds..... it's a lazy susan used for cake decorating. You can find them in the craft stores where you find Wilton products. I use it when I'm working on small canvases and want to work on the edges of the canvas without having to pick the canvas up or touch the edges. You could even do spin art with it :) Now I need to find one that will fit a 36x36 canvas!

Love and cherish your creative space,