Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pinks with Orange Peek

Missed a few days of the challenge but here's today's painting.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Painting Day 8

This is Bessie.
She is enjoying the spring sunshine. In this cold here in Florida this one was comforting to paint.
I love cows.  Wish I had one as a pet. I guess I would have to live on a farm though.



Saturday, January 7, 2017

Delight Yourself

Haven't painted yet today so nothing to post for 30 Paintings in 30 Days but 
it's still early afternoon so it might still happen.
This is one of my favorite Scriptures.


Friday, January 6, 2017

I love doors--especially little French doors,



Thursday, January 5, 2017

Day 5


Just a little blue pitcher in gouache.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Day 4 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

This was a hard one. I painted along with a video I had bought a year or so ago and never did it. Now I can see why. Rocks! But she has a lovely way of painting things a completely different color than they really are.  I think my rocks look a bit like moldy ham.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Three Pretty Pinks


Day Three of 
Leslie Saeta 30 Paintings in 30 Days
6x6

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Friday, December 16, 2016

Camellias


This one was fun to paint. It's a 10x10 in oil. I love Camellias.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thanks to all of you who bought some classes on sale!

Here are a few recent paintings. I am trying to paint everyday.






Tuesday, November 29, 2016




CHRISTMAS SALE
25% OFF
ON ALL MY CLASSES!

DECEMBER 1ST THRU DECEMBER 7TH 






Monday, October 24, 2016

Purple Sun

Well, I certainly saw some wonderful examples of Chunky Versals from Lifebook 2016.  
Remember I'll be putting that class up on Creative Workshops in January of 2017!

He is the latest painting drying on the easel. It's oil on a canvas panel, 12x12.
I like the purple background. I do do that very often but I like it!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Chunky Versals!

CHUNKY VERSALS 
is now up on Lifebook 2016!  
If you have signed up for Lifebook then you can see it here:


If you are not a member of Lifebook 2016
then I will be offering this class on 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sunny and Pink

Today's 1 hour painting painting in oil 8x10.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

I am really looking forward to going to Donna Downey's studio for a workshop with Melanie Morris.
It's going to be so much fun just being at Donna's studio 
Melanie's class is "Fast and Furious" painting.  She will show us how to paint fast. I can't wait!
I gave myself 20 minutes on this one.  
6x6 acrylic







Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tulip Series

I have been painting some mixed media paintings 
and decided to do as Robert Burridge always says--paint in a series!
 So here is my series of "Tulips". 
They are 16x20.
And they were fun to paint.






Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Burridge Style


It is a fact that one of my favorite artists is Robert Burridge. In the past I have traveled many miles to take workshops with him. He truly makes painting fun. Because for me sometimes painting isn't fun. With him there are really no real rules, lots of slinging paint and ending up with something that looks fun. Sometimes they are turkeys but at least it was fun. It's just paper--chunk it!

I do appreciate all my oil painting instruction. And I do love to oil paint but sometimes, for me, it's more stressful than fun. That's because there are rules, rules rules that you have to abide by to get a good painting (composition, value, good drawing, brush strokes, warm and cool colors working together--etc)  That is if you want to paint in the classic way. Of course you can sling oil paint too. But for now I think I am going to just sling some acrylic and see what happens. No rules---just fun.



Monday, April 25, 2016

Three Laws of Art


And to add a 4th--> Create something everyday!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Puppy Dog

I absolutely love Danielle Donaldson"s watercolors from her cute little storybook girls to her creatures lovely and small.  She is very generous to show you every step of her progress.
www.danielledonaldson.com


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Purples in a Barrel


Above is gouache and below is oil. I love gouache. Colors can layer over each other--similar to oils.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Week 6 of Dream Love Paint Workshop

I enjoyed painting this one. This is the last week of the workshop.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Dreama Oil Painting Class

It's been so fun learning from Dreama Tolle Perry again. She is a great teacher and fabulous painter! One more week and we are done.




Monday, February 15, 2016

Wyatt Portrait



This is a commission oil painting portrait of Wyatt, my cousin's grandson.  He was a pleasure to paint cause he is such a cutie!

Monday, February 1, 2016

New CalligraFun Videos

The new videos are up and ready for all my wonderful
CalligraFUN students--
new and old!
Send me an email and let me know if you need 
the information to get back in the class.
Thank you, students!!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

CalligraFun has continued to be my most popular class on Creative Workshops and since I did the promo video 8 years I decided to make another video. My 2016 plans are to update the class with a few new videos--but keeping the ones that are there--all at no extra charge. So I will be working on that soon and I will post it here when I get it finished. I will also send out an email so if you are not on my email list yet--please sign up. You will see that at the top right of the blog.

Thanks y'all!


CalligraFun Promo from Martha Lever on Vimeo.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DreamLovePaint

If you are an oil painter with your ear to the ground then you already know that all the buzz right now is Dreama Tolle Perry's new online class. Registration ends tonight and class officially kicks off January 23rd.  Everyone is so excited including me. I took her class here is Jacksonville several years back and painted two paintings that I really liked and enjoyed painting. Her methods are fun and she is a great teacher.  Here are the two paintings I painted in the in-person class with her. We'll see how I do in this online class.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Good quotes are everywhere, in magazines and especially on Facebook.  Usually there is no tag line or author of the quote. I saw this one in a magazine and thought it would be a good one to write down in my new ReThreaded Journal my son gave me for Christmas. It's a good one.
Phil:4:8


Sunday, January 3, 2016

iPencil Alphabet


Love my new iPencil.  This was written quickly on my iPad Pro in the app, Procreate with the calligraphy pen setting.  The iPencil is pressure sensitive so you can get thicks and thins!  Pretty cool!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!

I created this on my new iPad and stylus from the app, Procreate. It's a great app!
These are "Chunks Versals" that I will be teaching on
But you will be using just a plain ole pencil and paper!
Be sure to click the link and take a look around at
the upcoming class. You will make a wonderful
year long journal with fabulous art. 
FUN!!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Joyful!

During my holiday downtown (yeah right!) I decided to treat myself to Stephanie Ackerman's Bible Journaling Class just to see if it would jump start me back into Bible Journaling. She is precious and her Bible journaling is happy and wonderful and I just had to learn from her. I highly recommend it. Her lettering if fun and doable and you can totally make it your own. Love her!

Monday, November 23, 2015

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
GET 25% OFF OF ALL MY
CLASSES FROM
November 27th-30th
Stock up now so you can be ready to
learn some cool stuff in the new year.

And don't forget
Many wonderful teachers will help 
 you create a fabulous journal
and...
I will be teaching
"Five Minute Flowers"
Happy Thanksgiving!

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