For the past month or so I have been exploring the world of pastels. It is hard, frustrating and extremely fun. I have now fallen into the pastel addiction where I need more and more pastels! But for now I have Karen Margulis' Terry Ludwig set so I am pretty much "set" for now.
Here are some paintings so far that I have painted using different papers. I like funky!!
And here is my latest pastel journey video.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Monday, May 6, 2019
Painting the Tulips
I bought some Tulips from Will Dixie the other day and it's amazing how long these Tulips have lasted. It's interesting that at first their stems are drooping then as they open up the stems get stronger and stand up. So I have painted these Tulips several times. Here is a quick progression of the painting of these beautiful dark reddish pink Tupils.
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Painting the Pots
This is how I draw everything out. I place the grid from Photoshop them place the same grid on my canvas. Then it transfers correctly.
Monday, July 2, 2018
Christmas in July SALE!
All classes are on 25% off starting TOMORROW
through the end of the month.
More information HERE
Come on over and learn some fun stuff!
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
I try to paint everyday. Sometimes I have to scrape it off but usually I get one that I like from a still life. I paint from photos too.
I am excited about taking a class from the wonderful Nancy Franke.
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Little Brass Pitcher
Labels: 6x6, auction, brass pitcher, Daily Paintworks, oil painting, still life, white roses
Friday, May 12, 2017
Etsy Shop Back Open!
Etsy Shop Now Open!!
I am going to give bargain prices on my oil paintings to make room for more!
"Colorful Spring Bunch"
Oil of Wood Panel
Labels: etsy shop, gerber daisies, oil paint
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
I have enjoyed taking a class on Craftsy called Dynamic Detail. It has really helped me draw and ---enjoy it!!
Labels: drawing class, drawing still life
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Delight Yourself in the Lord
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Labels: calligraphy, scripture from Bible
Friday, March 3, 2017
Recent Art.--all sizes
I try to paint everyday so I do get behind in posting here on my blog. It sure seems like Facebook
has kinda taken over the enthusiasm for blogs these days but that's life--everything changes.
I am about 7 years into my oil painting journey now. I still wonder if I have found my style. I think it changes sometimes as I take a workshop or I am influenced by the fabulous art of some of my favorite artists. I have many and just to name a few:
and from here in Jacksonville, Paul Ladnier.
I have taken workshops from all of these except Nancy Franke whose workshops fill up in a matter of minutes I think. I am on a waiting list for Nancy Franke so hopefully I will be able to take one for with her.
I guess if I have a style it's probably a combination of all of these wonderful painters.
They are all impressionists and painterly painters. I love them all.
All of these paintings are up on my fine art website.
Labels: favorite artists, flowers oil painting, oil paint
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Complete Guide to Bible Journaling
I am so excited to have been chosen to be a part of this wonderful book by
Joanne Fink. Joanne, the creator of Zenspirations, has done a fabulous job with this book
showing anyone who would like to start Bible journaling just how to do it.
For me Bible Journaling is a very inspiring way to really think about Scripture because when you create art with lettering and drawn images that Scripture really takes on special meaning.
It is a very rewarding way to create.
Joanne has added stickers, letters as well as complete Bible-ready art on a vellum-like transparency paper that you can just paste right into your Journaling Bible.
She has truly thought of everything that you need to know about
getting started in Bible Journaling or just helping you to continue your journey.
You can get the book on Amazon. or at Zenspirations.com.
Thank you, Joanne!
Labels: Bible Journaling Book, Joanne Fink, Zenspirations
Friday, February 3, 2017
This Old Lamp
Monday, January 30, 2017
Red Bard in the Meadow
This is a 10 x 30. This one was fun! I didn't accomplish the 30 paintings
in 30 days challenge but it's ok.
Actually, it was too much pressure.
I don't paint well under pressure.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Pinks with Orange Peek
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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.
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