Saturday, September 13, 2014

You must do the things you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

On September 5th I had my first Art Exhibit! 
 I am beyond excited where I am in my life right now.  I painted all summer and showed a few pieces.  I have many unfinished pieces that I am working on.  I had a huge turn out.  Met many  new beautiful people that came to see my art.  

My daughter Stephanie just finished baking school.  Just in time!  They tasted amazing!

This is one of my pieces I showed that evening.  I had more pieces than space on the wall so I used table easles to display the rest.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

"Anything is possible with a little sunshine and a little pink."

Lilly Pulitzer

Pink flower series
I have been teaching art classes for children for many years and this is one of my favorite lessons.  It's so much fun to teach and the children's paintings always look better than mine!

 I started out by covering the background with a solid color.
 I used a chalk to outline the design.
 Paint the vase any color desired.
 Mixed my pretty pinks for my flowers.

Added greens for the leaves.  You can add a backgournd color or leave it just like this.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

This world is but a canvas to our imagination.

Henry David Thoreau

House on the left

I started out with an idea, sketched it out.

 Then painted with a pallet knife to give it texture.

filled the whole canvas with color using the knife.

The last step I washed with india Ink.

Friday, June 27, 2014

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

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.