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I took a Bob Burridge workshop on Saturday at Art of the Carolinas.  Here are some scenes from that afternoon.  Bob is all about working fast and loose…no small brushes…he uses paper towels and his fingers.  I love the effect!

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pk-hydrangeasYesterday it was hydrangeas that I painted using the knife.  (This one is SOLD!) I am loving this method.  Can’t wait to get home and really spread out and do some of these on larger canvas.  We leave today after having a really great time at Art of the Carolinas.  I have two friends who came with me and they have had some interesting classes as well.  It is so much fun to be the student for a change!

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Each year there is a big Trade Show & Workshop held in Raleigh NC called Art of the Carolinas.  I’ve attended several times but haven’t been able to make it in a few years…until now.  I came this year with two friends and we are enjoying the workshops.  Yesterday I went to Kimberlee Maselli‘s Expressive Floral with Palette Knife class.  She’s a great instructor helping each of us to learn to use a variety of knives to get shapes and designs to make a lovely floral painting.

We first worked on paper with a few different shapes and then she turned us loose on a canvas panel.  She had fresh flowers available for inspiration.  I chose the tulips.  It was a fun and different way for me to work.  Can’t wait till the next workshop.  More from Raleigh tomorrow.

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20161017_055749.jpgWe have returned to the beautiful Whippoorwhil Manor Farm for The Studio Retreat II.  You might recall that we were here this summer for The Studio Retreat I.  (See more photos from that trip here.)  It was an awesome experience so most of the same group returned for a second go at painting and being creative  in this beautiful environment.

Lincoln and Jed love it here too.  Here they are on the porch yesterday afternoon waiting to greet the other Retreaters.  They could hardly contain themselves.  LOL –  Just two old porch dogs!  (BTW-Lincoln saw a ground hog running across the green field to the left of that red barn and I’m really glad I had a leash on him then or he would still be chasing that dang thing!)

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logoOne of the most fun things I have ever done with painters is going to “Art of the Carolinas” in Raleigh.  It’s a  huge trade show and they have art workshops for 4 days from which to choose.

For several years my art friends from Kentucky met me over in Raleigh and we had a reunion as well as a great time painting.  That was wonderful.   This year several of us are going from my classes and it’s not too late to go.  Click this link to learn more and see the available classes.  It is well worth the trip….and Raleigh isn’t that far.  I’ve already signed up for two classes and another one has caught my eye!  🙂

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I’m preparing for the Rag Quilt workshop today at The Studio.  Machines are packed…quilt kits are cut and ready to put together.  This one is going to be fun.  It is sold out but there is one seat left at the one on October 22nd if anyone is interested.  (You can register here for it.)

And we are planning other quilt classes this fall and winter.  The photo in the bottom right corner is a Yo-Yo quilt and that will be one we do soon as well as a T-Shirt Quilt Workshop.  Many people have asked for that one.  So keep your eye on The Studio calendar (you can see it here) and join us soon for a workshop.

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We had a “Painting with Paper” class at The Studio yesterday and so many people created beautiful art.  We had flowers and fish and elephants and buffaloes and foxes and roosters and more!  What a fun day.

paper-paintig-3Denise Kupiszewski from The Mud Peddler in Shepherdstown came to teach us this fun form of art.  And the good news is she agreed to come back next month so if you missed out this time you still have an opportunity.  Keep an eye out on The Studio calendar for the next class as well as other great classes coming up.  Click here for the schedule.

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