A few weeks ago I shared with you Shelly’s Poppy (Check it out here). Here is the finished painting. Shelly is a wonderful painter with a great eye for color mixing. We’ve been painting together for a couple of years and it’s always lots of fun! Great job Shelly. This is your best yet!
Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
At our young artists class this week we painted a representational abstract of a floral arrangement. We called it Spring Explosion. We use brushes but also our fingers to get the abstract effect. And yes, they LOVED that! If you have a young artists ages 7-13 contact us and come join the fun.
Posted in art class, daily painter, Serendipity, tagged art class, art lessons, daily painter, daily painting, flowers, impressionism, oil painting, roses, Valentine's bouquet, Virginia Artist on February 21, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Last Thursday, Valentine’s Day, one of my students brought this lovely bouquet of flowers to me at class. So we immediately set it up on the table and put a solid paper behind it to make it work for us as a painting.
And the final photo in this post is Cathy, my thoughtful student who gave me the flowers and this is her version of the same bouquet. This is a great example of how different things look when you are sitting just a few feet apart but looking from a different angle. Every painter’s interpretation is different. Thanks again Cathy for the beautiful flowers.
Last week one of my longtime art students requested that we paint an O’Keeffe flower. We chose the Calla Lily. And didn’t the kids do a wonderful job with their interpretation?!
I enjoy my adult art classes so much. I have enthusiastic students who are excited to be painting. I especially love it when they paint pieces that are meaningful to them. That was the case with Janice’s recent painting of a backyard scene from her parents home. She talked about good memories that her family has of being together there. You could tell that it was something she cherished and now she has a wonderful painting that she can look at and keep those thought in mind. Great job Jan! Now take a look at what some of the other adult students are working on this week in the Wednesday classes. Keep up the good work everyone!
I mentioned at the first of the year that I was making a few changes to my daily blog. One is that I am going to try to set aside certain days for specific purposes. Saturday is going to be for sales. On Saturday I will offer an item or two at a discount. As these are originals and there is only one it will go to the first person who contacts me requesting the work. So today is the first Saturday Super Sale Day.
Garden by the Door, oil on canvas, 11″x14″, Sale Price $50.
Cottage Roses Table and Chair, Sale Price $65 for the set.
Contact email@example.com ASAP to receive the Super Saturday Sale price. Thanks!
I try to paint things that people like. For instance, the day lilies for Allen and pet portraits for pet lovers and for me. These are the things I like so it makes it easy to hang my work and enjoy it. Difficulty in painting for me comes when I attempt to paint something I don’t particularly care about. Then the painting becomes work and when it’s not fun, it’s really hard to do.
Deborah’s 2nd painting. Great job girl! Come join us at art class and paint your own masterpiece.
Here is a sample of a sunflower gourd. Today I am working on a couple of other samples. More to come…
Posted in art class, daily painter, tagged acrylic, Art Camp, art class, daily painter, daily painting, flowers, impressionism, Paint Party, painting parties, Shenandoah Valley, Virginia Artist on September 10, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Painting should be fun! As these delightful ladies found out last Friday evening. I was thrilled to paint with them at their “Girls Night Out” and we had a terrific time. Even though a couple were hesitant at first about giving it a try, in the end they were all really glad they did and thrilled with the result.
Painting Parties are great fun for kids or adults. And there are many, many subjects to choose from to tailor it to whatever theme you may have. Check out more information here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your party today.
Great job ladies and thanks for all the laughs. I had fun too!