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wp-1581510512261.jpgEveryone did a great job last night exploring a new way to paint with abstracts and negative painting.  It was fun trying something new.

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wp-1580265036888.jpgWe had a small, brave group painting like Cezanne last night.  While these look difficult they really are just a little more challenging….and we always learn so much when we push ourselves to do these famous paintings.  Great work everyone!  Just beautiful.

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20181019_213427.jpg The Virginia International Students painted lovely florals over the past few weeks.  Nice!

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20160228_170317-1-1Here is the second painting that you can choose from at the Senior Center fundraiser.  This painting can be done by a single painter or if families wish to participate in this fundraiser they can each paint a canvas with half of this one to hang together to form a large painting.  Kids would love to paint this one with you so come join us and help the Senior Center raise money for Meals on Wheels.  It will be so much fun!  Here is more information and where you can register.  

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20160130_190208(0)-1.jpgSecond group of painters created beautiful abstract floral paintings last night at The Studio.  Super!

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Hybiscus

Hibiscus

A few weeks ago we started a new feature with an eBay auction.  Many thanks to everyone who participated and encouraged it.  Here is the next one.  It is a Hibiscus on 6″x6″ gallery wrap canvas.  Click here to go to the auction or click on the photo.  Thanks!  SOLD

(You can read about that first auction here.)

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Warm-up Abstract

Warm-up Abstract

Warm-up Floral

Warm-up Floral

Warm-up Pear

Warm-up Pear

In our Wednesday morning adult art class this week I gave a demonstration on “Loosening up” your paintings.  I took a workshop several years ago from Robert Burridge, a terrific California painter and teacher, who taught us to do these warm-up paintings.  His idea is to line up 6-8 sheets of watercolor paper and then quickly lay on several colors of paint.  They will then all look like abstract paintings.  The second step is to paint out anything that doesn’t look like whatever subject you want the painting to be.  For instance, in the floral painting shown here I filled in background and added a vase.  Then I shaped up a few of the colors to look like flowers and leaves.  This entire process, all three of these paintings, took about 20 minutes.  This forces a painter to work quickly and loose.

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