Archive for April, 2016

Joey & SophiaI enjoyed the private lesson with  my private students yesterday as they painted similar paintings.  Sophia painted her book still life with an apple and Joey painted his with a baseball.  Nice job!!!

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Palette Knife paintingknife paint

Palette knife painting produces beautifully textured works of art.  You can work in a totally abstract way as well as produce recognizable subjects.  Plus it can be lots of fun.  You can do it.  Why not give  it a try.

Abstract Landscape Demo for Workshop

Interlude in Old Holland Blue II

These are examples of some of the work you can do. Join us at the Paint Party in May to learn this technique.  Information on the Paint Party and registration here.

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FPMonet 1FPMonet 3FPMonet 2Last night we had our Famous Painters Paint Party at The Studio and this time we painted Monet’s Irises.  Look at the wonderful paintings that came out of this one!

If you missed it we are doing it again on Friday.  There are a few seats left and you can register here.

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20160424_145525  Happy Little Chickadee.  This is  my finished painting from the lesson with Joey last week.  (See Joey’s painting here.)  Everyone loves a Chickadee!


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Last Wednesday the kids tried their hand at palette knife painting.  It was fun and they all did a great job.  It’s exciting to experiment with something new and different.  I decided to complete the demo painting I did with the kids so that we can offer an adult version of the palette knife class.  A paint party coming soon….

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MOW Group

Beautiful Flowers and Trees Benefiting Meals on Wheels

MOW Mother Daughter

Mother-Daughter Painting

MOW Working Group 1

Works in Progress

MOW Working Group 5

Hard at Work Painting

Yesterday we had a great group painting at the Senior Center to benefit Meals on Wheels.  Our Senior Center has a wonderful staff who provide a hot meal for seniors each day as well as a variety of activities for them.

There are  many seniors in our community trying to survive on a small pension check each month.  The Center helps them in so many ways.  And they can use your help.  Donate items…they need food stuffs, clothing, etc.  They even could use knick-knacks that they use for Bingo prizes.  So when you are cleaning out closets and basements this spring consider helping the seniors by boxing up some items for them.  The smallest thing can go a long way to helping someone.  And the staff at the Senior Center would welcome your help.

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20160420_074948 (2) I painted Hedwig as a Harry Potter themed piece trying to come up with something we can do for a Harry Potter Paint Party that I have been asked to do.  Turns out this one will be a little too difficult to do at a Paint Party so I will try to come up with something else.   Good news is this one SOLD.

Keep watching for a Harry Potter Paint Party.

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Joey’s First Painting

JoeyThis is Joey.  Yesterday he had his first painting lesson with me and we painted this Chickadee.  He did a GREAT job.  Nice work Joey.

Joey has watched his big sister paint with me for a while now (See some of Sophia’s work here and here)  and he asked if he could give it a try.  I’m glad he did.

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FlowersThe first Finger Painting Party to paint flowers went fast so here is another opportunity.  Finger painting is fun…..and freeing!  Join us on Thursday, May 26th to paint this one.  Register here.

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Remembering Mama

Mama 2Twenty-two years ago today I lost my Mama.  She was young…just 52 when she died of cancer.  It was and still is the hardest day.  For those of you who have lost your mom you understand.  I know I will never stop missing her.  She was a teacher so today as I teach my art classes I will be thinking of her and know that she is looking down on us smiling…


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