Saturday, January 28, 2012

Party Pics

Aren't they pretty? They don't even have paint on them and they're so colorful. We had just gotten done with the workshop, washed the brushes, laid them out to dry and they looked so good to me I couldn't resist taking a photo.

Busy students working on their paintings.....

they look so serious. Don't be fooled....

Many laughs later here they are with their finished works. I really love doing these classes where everyone is doing the same piece. When the work is done I get to see the personality of each person come through in the work. Everyone did such a great job!

Thanks for the fun everybody, I'm looking forward to next month's party!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Back in the studio

I'm getting back in the swing of things. Hubby is recovering well from his surgery so I'm not needed as much as I was before. He's determined to get his own breakfast so I guess I'll let him and go spend some time in the studio. It's time to get back to the art stuff. 

Above you can see my prep work for the February Friday Night Painting Party. All the previous painting parties have been paintings on canvas so I wanted to do something different next month. I'll be showing you how to do an altered book. If you're not familiar, it's an art form where you take an existing book and transform it into a different work of art. We'll be exploring painting techniques and collage elements.

Here's the painting we'll be doing THIS month on the 27th. We'll be working in acrylic on an 11x14 canvas. There are a few seats left so if you're interested be sure to let us know SOON! 

This morning I was prepping canvases for the next Painting Party and some for me too. 

Golden Hour
Here's the landscape I finished yesterday. As soon as the red canvases above are dry I can start on the next one. I'm loving the idea of a series of these that are just sky and branches.

Hope to see you soon,

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Where have we been?

Where in the world have we been? Well, the holiday crazies took over for a bit like they always do and Amazing Hubby had to have some surgery so I've been playing nurse (he's doing well). In spite of other 'stuff' our classes kept right on rolling.......

 here are a few of our very loyal Wednesday people

Mary's working on a gorgeous sunset in colored pencil

Diane is oh, so pleased with herself!

There are some seats open so if you're looking for some direction with your painting or you're just beginning and want to know which end of the pencil to sharpen, we're here at the studio Mondays from 12:30 til 3:30 and Wednesdays from 10:00 til 1:00. The classes are only 20.00 per session. Come every week or once or twice a month. It's totally up to you. Holler if you want more info.

Oh, and by the way. Go to this link and vote for your favorite Horse Fever design. Kelli and I both have designs entered. There are 12 designs to choose from but of course I think you should pick either Petals, Sand and Sea Horse or Wishes. I did 2 of the designs, can you guess which one is Kelli's?

Quick reminder: January 27th is Friday Night Painting Party. Paint this very colorful landscape. Beginners welcome!