Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017
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.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
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.
Thank you, Joanne!
Friday, February 3, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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!
Monday, October 17, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
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.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
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.