Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Our Painted Fence!

Well, it had to happen!  I couldn't resist the pull of all that blank wooden space, just calling to me to fill it.  It's a nice compliment to whatever happens to be blooming at the time, and makes me happy when I'm out there.
The white circle on the far left is an old paintball target. :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Toad, Mr. Lisa't resist making a quick sketch of this fine fellow in our yard.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Metal Embossing Class at Gallery

 This was a small class I taught at the gallery doing metal embossing.  Because there were only four of us, we got a lot done and really enjoyed ourselves.  Here are two working at the table.

 I really like the metal piece Nichole, above did.  She created a little anchor.  I never did get photos, but we painted boxes outside to match the metal pieces which would be later glued to them.  She had a box that she painted in all these colors which had previously housed a new I-phone.  GREAT boxes - I use them as well!

After we embossed metal to mount on our boxes, we did bigger metal pieces to mount on canvas boards, which we also painted to match.  Nichole ended up with a beautiful face of a woman, hair flowing.  Here she is doing the initial drawing.

Alex was proud of her background frame, for good reason.  She really got into her work. :)

This photo shows her with her garden path, which she planned to mount on the frame below.

This girl could have painted all day!
Lots of fun.  They learned a lot and we had some really nice pieces to show for our work.

My Student Wins Art Contest

One of my art students won the contest at Dr. Mardaga's Orthodontics!  They had to come up with a slogan and a character.  Here she is with her winning entry!

Mary Kate won four tickets to Schlitterbahn and gets her artwork in the newspaper for Dr. Mardaga's new advertisement!  YAY!!!!  Way to go, Mary Kate!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Teaching Art at Scout Camp

Today was a pretty fun day; I was asked to teach art out at Camp Strake, the Boy Scout camp ten miles from here.  They're selling the property so it was nice to be able to go out and say goodbye, plus all the kids were just so darling and fun.  I'll be out there tomorrow as well. :)

Roses for Karen painting Sold!

My previous post was a picture I really had fun painting.  It took only several hours to sell it. :)  It's a good day.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Portrait of a Friend

I was inspired by a friend's photo of herself up to her eyeballs in roses and just had to paint her.  Here she is!Photo: I was inspired by a friend's photo of herself up to her nose in roses and had to paint!