Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Friday, December 16, 2016
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
ON ALL MY CLASSES!
DECEMBER 1ST THRU DECEMBER 7TH
Monday, October 24, 2016
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!
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Labels: flowers oil painting, hydrangeas, purple, sunflowers
Monday, October 17, 2016
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
Creative Workshops in 2017!
Friday, September 23, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunny and Pink
Labels: flowers oil painting
Monday, June 27, 2016
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.
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Labels: hydrangeas, melanie morris, original painting
Thursday, June 9, 2016
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.
Labels: mixed media painting, tulips
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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.
Labels: abstract flowers, robert burridge
Monday, April 25, 2016
Three Laws of Art
Thursday, April 7, 2016
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.
Friday, April 1, 2016
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.
Labels: gouache, oil paint, purple flowers
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Week 6 of Dream Love Paint Workshop
Labels: dreama tolle perry, oil painting
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.
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Labels: dreama tolle perry, oil painting daisies
Monday, February 15, 2016
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!
Labels: oil portrait
Monday, February 1, 2016
New CalligraFun Videos
The new videos are up and ready for all my wonderful
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!!
Labels: calligra-fun online class, calligraphy, lettering
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.
CalligraFun Promo from Martha Lever on Vimeo.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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.
Labels: dreama tolle perry, oil painting, 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.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
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!!
Labels: alphabet, calligraphy, iPencil, Procreate
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