Posts Tagged ‘flowers’
I love watching students finish paintings that they are working on in class. Jeff paints with us when he is in town and he just completed this wonderful sunflower painting as a Christmas gift. It turned out great and I know they will be thrilled to receive such a wonderful surprise.
You may know Jeff as Breezy’s dad. Breeze comes to class to and we love it when she does. Here’s an old picture of Breeze posing with the kids at art camp one summer. Of course, the kids loved seeing her come in for class! If you are interested in joining a class contact email@example.com. We would love to have you!
We had the October 1st Saturday Paint Party yesterday and what a good time we had! Everyone did a fabulous job on their floral painting. While we used the same techniques they all turned out so different. I love it! Super work everyone. The November 1st Saturday Paint Party will be November 2 from 4-6:30 at the Blue Ridge Arts Council. We will be painting a landscape. Consider joining us to create your own “masterpiece”.
Yesterday Ethan painted this lovely Iris in class. He did a great job and told me he learned a lot about how to use the brush to make the lines work for the flower. Great job! If you have a potential young artist, ages 7 – 12, who would like to learn to paint contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Paint Parties are soooo much fun. And you can come to one this Saturday from 4-6:30 at the Blue Ridge Arts Council on Main Street in Front Royal. If you have never painted before, that’s fine. If you have experience painting, that’s fine. This is all about having fun and creating something beautiful. Join us Saturday afternoon. Bring a friend! Have a great time and paint. We will provide everything you need to create a masterpiece to take home and impress everyone.
You can learn more about Paint Parties here. You don’t want to miss it and space is limited so sign up today by emailing email@example.com. The cost is just $30.
I have been offering private Paint Parties to groups for some time now. And boy, are they fun! Now you have an opportunity to attend a Paint Party without having to put your own group together. On the first Saturday of each month from 4-6:30 p.m. we will have a Paint Party at the Blue Ridge Arts Council in Front Royal. All you need to do is make a reservation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . These parties are for everyone, whether you have painted before or not. All supplies are provided. And at the end of the party you will have a beautiful work of art as well as some new friends. So invite some friends and come join me for a Paint Party on October 5th from 4-7. Cost just $30. These are some samples of what we will be doing at the first party. It’s a Floral Paint Party!
We had a fun lesson yesterday with my young artist. We transformed an old canvas that had been painted as an abstract and turned it into a fun post-impressionist painting in the style of Matisse. Take a look at the before and after. What do you think?
I took so many wonderful sunflower photos while I was out painting on Thursday morning that I had to share them with my students. Logan painted this wonderful landscape from one of the photos at Young Artists class. Great job!
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Yesterday I had the most wonderful morning painting “en plein air” at Oxbow Farm. There is the most beautiful field of sunflowers there that just needed to be painted. I tried to take step by step photos to share today of one of the paintings that I did. When I work outside I can usually get a painting about 85-90% finished and then after a day or two of letting the paint “rest” I will complete it in the studio.
I call this “Oxbow Sunflowers 1“. It is an oil on canvas measuring 9″x12″ and is available framed for $275.
Being outside and painting sunflowers was such a treat after painting all the ball parks I have been doing the last few months. It was a nice break.