Friday, March 13, 2015

Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.

William Maugham

Teaching Art is how I love to spend my day. I am so amazed in the art my students produce.
This was a watercoloer resist lesson. Fist we drew the turtles in pencil and outlined with oil pastels.  Then we added watercolor and sprinkeld with a little salt.  They turned out amazing!
Here are a few samples.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful


Plein air painting well, I diid not carry the hard easel, I reasted the canvas on a light post and made that work. I put the paint in containersso, it was lighter to carry.  Two week later I am still working on this painting.  We are learning about light and shadow.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Don't be afraid 

Just believe

One of my wishes for 2015 was to take a painting class at Delta with Mr. Moreno.  In the fall of 2009 I enrolled in Mr. Moreno's Painting class.  My son had taken his class and recommended Mr. Moreno. I was so exited and could not wait but something else happened.  I was offered a job and I was to start the same day as my paiting class.  I had been home for twenty years. But the job came up and I tool the job.
 Now six years later I'm in his class and I love it!  I absorb every word that comes out of his mouth and I take notes and go over every thing he explained in class.  This painting looks easier than it was.  On Thursday he lecured about landscape painting. He had told us to dress warm because we were going to paint outside.  So, on Thurdsay I layed my clothes.  I had an undershirt, a long sleve shirt, a heavier sweater, and a very heavy coat.  I wanted to stay warm. He sent us out, I was carrying four quarts of paint plus all my painting suppies, my 24x30 canvas and a bucket of water! There I was carrying all my stuff with my arms partly extended because of all the layers and I took off to look for the perfect location.  I could not find it, everything he had talked about for painting this perfect landscape was just not there.  I walked from one side  to the other huffing and puffing, my back was killing me! And on that cold and drizzily day I was HOT! I finally stopped because I could not carry my stuff any longer. I thought of the Great Masters that probably could paint at any location amd produce that masterpiece so I said, "Letty, this is your spot. Now make the best of it!" Next week I have to carry a heavy metal easel. But I have a plan.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The secret of being happy is accepting  were you are in life and making the most out of every day.

These are the clay hearts I created.  They are painted red then I painted flowers on them and added a pearl to the heart.  I thought they looked unfinished so I went back and outlined the flowers with a black outline that finished the heart and it tied well with the black cord.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique

It rained all day yesturday, I made jewlery almost all day sitting by the window watching the rain.  This was the end on my working day.  Love the weekends!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others

Frank Morgan

Making clay heart pendants on this raining day and loving the way they are turning out.  Now I just need to paint some flowers on them and they will be done.

Friday, January 9, 2015

We dont stop playing because we grow old...
We grow old because we stop playing.

Just playing around with paint.  My biggest goal for 2015 is organizing my time.  It was very clear to me that I was doing to many things last year.  But, I do love challenges so, this year I will be attending Delta College as well.  I will be taking a painting class!  I start in two weeks and I am super excited!  I can't wait!