Saturday, March 10, 2012

Midland, TX Workshop




I was invited to do a 3 day workshop in Midland,TX and we had 15 students. All of them were so eager to learn, and were so excited to do something different. They made it a very pleasant experience for me and all that were there. Everyone did something different even though some were doing the same thing! That is the fun part of torn paper paintings. There is no way they would all look the same. Two of the students weren't in the photo. I didn't realize that they were gone, until later on. Sorry Debbie and Susan. Wish you had been in the photo.

It is so much fun to meet and make new friends, and I want to say thank you to the Midland palette club for being such fun and receptive to new ideas.

On my way to Midland, I just had to stop and take this picture. The sun was awesome coming up! It is just so amazing how God does this each morning! Each day a little different in some way. Wow! What an artist HE is!

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Golden Palace-NYC




3"x 41/4"
I NEVER do miniatures or City scenes so here is my challenge for March. The group Art Colony has a challenge each month, and the challenge was to do something completely different than what you normally do.
I didn't do research to see if there is a certain size for minis. I just drew off a piece of w/c paper (WN rough by the way), taped it the size I wanted, and sketched it in. I traced the size of the sign, then free handed the rest..From what little I could see in the photo.
This in no way compares to our miniature painters, but it definitely was NOT easy since I don't have tiny mini brushes.I used the smallest I have but sometimes had to blot off the paint!
I have to admit it was fun to do. I did use a little white gouache.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cupcake Series

Tumbling Cupcakes
Red and White Cupcake

I think I am nearly through with the Cupcake series. Is a challenge to come up with different views for these! Cupcakes are popular right now though, because I have seen them everywhere lately.
I am teaching a three day workshop this Wednesday through Friday in Midland, TX. I am looking forward to sharing with others, and making new friends.