Friday, June 27, 2014

The difference between who you are and who you want to be... is what you do.

I really never know what my painting is going to end like.  I usually start with an idea.  I somewhat sketch  it out.  

Then just go for it.
But wait the bigger "longer part other hair was going to be on the other side!  Oh, well.I really don't know why I sketch at all!

This is Chloe, she is a 20"x 20" acrylic on canvas.  I'm just having fun with paints.
I paint because it brings me joy.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

There are always Flowers for those that want to see them.

This is an abstract I just finished.  I thought I was done when it only had four red spots then, I went crazy and added more.  It is what it is.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

We can't all be princesses, Someone has to clap when I go by.

 This is a painting I painted earlier this year.  It was later displayed at the Lodi Art gallery for all to enjoy.

Friday, May 2, 2014

"Do more of what makes you happy"

I don't know who wrote that but, it totally makes sense.
I have been teaching painting classes for a year and a half.  Because of the work schedule I had I could only teach these classes once a month.  I will be starting after school classes next month.  Totally make me happy to be able to teach children and adults as well to get their inner artist out.
 Today we started by covering the canvas board with a background color.  The vases were done in any shape desired.  We used a limited pallet. Blues, browns,and yellows. We added a table.
 We then painted the brown centers and added the petals.  The brushes were not cleaned between colors so the brown and yellow colors blended nicely. 

They all did such a great job!Tomorrow we paint pairs, and that is my favorite fruit to paint.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

"If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you : I am here to live out loud."
Emile Zola

Last year I painted a picture of my three sisters and I
and I want to paint another one of us. But, instead I painted a picture of a family and now it inspired me to paint a painting of my family!

So, now that I finished I can start with my family.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"The only person you should try to be better the person you were yesterday."

This is an old painting, it's titled "pink". The girl with pink hair.  She is one of the first faces I painted since I started painting again.  I can see the difference between then and how I paint now. I still have so far to go.
 I am working on balancing my day between jewelry and painting and cleaning and cooking... and spending time with friends and family.  Oh, and planning lessons and teaching.  I know I will figure it out and I will let you know how that is working out.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Painting Classes

Today we painted Sunflowers. 
 Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers to paint.  We started  by painting the background blue, mixed with a little white paint.  Added the table then the vase. Next we added the sunflower centers and petals.  The last thing we painted was the stems.

They turned out fabulous! and the smile on their faces is the best part of the process!
Next month we will be painting pears.  That is my favorite fruit to paint.  I can't wait!