Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Party Winner!!!!

You have won one of my free classes from
I sent you an email!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Original Fuzz

Hey y'all! Well, I said I was going to keep the class giveaway up but I wanted to show my son's new company and their pre-sale on their new guitar straps. 
Son, Zach, is a lawyer, but has left the law profession to pursue his dreams of being an entrepreneurial musican/businessman. Their company was selected to receive investment monies as well as mentoring for business acceleration from "One Spark"
here in Jacksonville.
Check out the pre-sale and if you have a guitar player in your family
it would be a great Christmas gift. And there is only a limited number of 100.
They have other cool stuff for guitar players too.

Thanks so much y'all!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Creative Workshops has moved--Win a Free Class!

Hi y'all! Blog party!  Yes, you might even know but Creative Workshops (where I have 9 online classes) has moved to HERE!  It is so exciting and the site looks fabulous! Gail has done a great job!!

SO to celebrate--I am giving away a free class from my nine classes to a winner that Mr. will pick on the 29th so just leave me a comment on this post AND don't forget your email so I can contact you. At that point you can tell me which class you would like when you win. Find my name in the teacher list and click on their link and--
Start a' pickin'! 

Here is some more information about the new Creative Workshops:

We now have our own dedicated website, store and blog for Creative Workshops. You
will find us over there with doors held wide open in happy, smiling greeting. Our website
has links all over the place for you to find just about any kind of information on how
everything works and for purchasing classes.
And classes are what we are all about: Inspiring those with artistic yearnings, or
imparting knowledge of a technique that is new to someone else, who hadn't thought of
doing something quite that way. We never know how a class may impact someone.. but
impact we know they do, because we've heard from you!

A few highlights about Creative Workshops:
1.  Available online 24/7 to fit your schedule. You can watch videos as often as you
want, when you want. AND ipad access!
2.  You get instant access with your receipt to any Open class you purchase. No
waiting for us to send you an invitation, no more confusing membership to join.
3.  All video content is available from the first day a class opens so you can work at
your own pace. Doesn't matter if you are a turtle or a rabbit!
4.  Once a class opens there is no take down date to worry about so no pressure to be
done by a certain date. If a teacher must retire a class (very few do) we give you 6
months notice.

And here are some other Creative Workshop teachers participating in the blog party you can choose from to win a free class!!!
You can go to each blog and sign up!
Sara Naumann      
Cat Kerr              
Jodi Ohl               
Nancy Lefko      
Cathy Bluteau                    Http://
Terri Heinz              
Kerr Pelto                
Lori Vliegen              
Diana Frey              
Gaye Medbury                          
Ann Butler                
Dawn Meisch               
Gail Schmidt          
  a free class!

 PS---I will be out of town for a week so I am just going to leave this page up so no one will miss the opportunity to sign up.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Tom Brown Barn

I do like to do Tom Brown's little affordable tutorials and I thought this barn was fun. He makes it easy---well not easy, but he makes it doable using his limited color palette.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Pumpkin Stack-30-30 challenge

I am still attempting to paint everyday for the 30 30 Challenge. This is an 8x10 from Paint My Photo.

This is an 8x10 and here is the photo.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Autumn Walk

I just loved this photo from Paint My Photo.
This is today's painting for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 Days. I am behind and will get even further behind since I will be out of town for several says but when I have an hour or two I love to paint from this site. This is an 8x10. Love the duckies.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

More Fall Trees

I am certainly into fall colors. This is a 6x8 and it is another wonderful photo from Paint My Photo site.
I left the original picture on my computer at home so I will have to post the photo later today so some back and visit later if you would like to see what I painted it from.

Purchase information HERE

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bucky in Tuscany

Bucky surely likes to pose and I also think he likes the smell of oil paint.
This is a painting I have been working on for several days which turned out harder than I realized. After too much fiddle-faddle I just stopped before it turned into Lego Tuscany. :)) It's probably one of those where I should have stopped a couple of days ago because this one is not loose. Although I have been painting with oils for over a year now I do still feel that I am a newbie especially with landscapes where perspective and buildings are involved.
 Here is the final painting.

44 Days 'till Angus Wilson!
I am really looking forward to his workshop here in Jacksonville. I adore his whimsical way of painting--and I am ready for a little whimsical.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall Trees

Here is today's painting for Leslie Saeta's Challenge to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. I was out of town for the weekend so I missed a few days but I am going to try to paint everyday this week if I can.

This is a 6x8 on a Ray Mar panel and the image is from Paint My Photo.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pretty Trees

I love painting trees in a landscape and my goal is to not get too detail-y. Details are fine but my goal is to paint everyday so I put a one hour time limit on it.
This painting is from the Paint My Photo site.
And again, I have to say think you to the makers of this wonderful site.
See this painting on Daily PaintWorks.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Time for Pumpkins

I love fall and even though it's still hot here in Florida I do feel like fall is in the air. This is another painting for the Leslie Saeta 30 Paintings in 30 Days. This painting is from my favorite site, Paint My Photo. 
It's so nice to have found a site where you can search for photos and find just about anything you want to paint. Love it!
Purchase information HERE.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Colorful Greek Pots

 30-30 Challenge
I really do appreciate the people from Paint My Photo because if you attempt to paint everyday then sometimes you need a little photo help. Especially copyright free---and free free!  Here is the original photo from that site. Thank you, Ruth Archer, for such a paintable shot!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Home Sweet Home--30-30 Challenge

This is a little $20 tutorial by Tom Brown that I enjoyed doing. Every one in a while I like to take some of his classes. he is a good teacher I do like the way he paints. He breaks it all down so that anyone could paint it. it's not quite a simple as he makes it look but it's fun.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Pretty and Grungy

This was an experimental collage mixed media in oils. It was fun to do. Not sure if I want to go back to that look but it was fun to revisit! This is my offering today for Leslie Saeta 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Snow Capped

I enjoyed painting this one and it turned out ok but it was a challenge. Every painting is a challenge but even in the challenge it's always fun to see what comes out in the final panting. This is an 8x10 from Paint My Photo site.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wildmill in the Distance--30-30 Challenge

I love old windmills and this one from Paint My Photo was just a wonderful photo. As you know I am do the Leslie Saeta 30 paintings in 30 days for the month of September. It really is a challenge but since I have found the site with the copyright free photos it has really freed me up. I would much rather paint my own photos and I will try and do that also within this challenge. But for today this windmill called me.
It's a 6x8 and if you want it you can purchase it here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

30-30 Challenge--Red and Orange Tulips

This is a little 6x6 of some tulips. I love tulips and I love to paint them. This photo is from the site
Paint My Photo. This is a wonderful site that has all sorts of copyright free photographs for people to paint. They actually want you paint the photos rather than charging you $200 or more to paint one!
iStock Phots etc
It's nice for a challenge like this one where I paint everyday and sometimes my own photos just don't float my boat that day.  All they ask is that you try to post the link the original photograph from the site. I have been searching for this link and I can't seem to find it. But I will be more careful for any ones that I post in the future from this wonderful and very generous site!
Here is the original photo.

Monday, September 2, 2013

30-30--Apples on Green

I am doing Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days.
It's for the month of September and it's just a great way to make yourself paint something everyday. I try to do that anyway but it's fun to post it on her blog with all the other wonderful painters who have signed up. Many of them I have come to admire.  So here we go!

This one is oil on 12x12 panel.


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