Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thank you....

Another great class at the Von Liebig this past Saturday! I've posted a few photos of some of the students. Great job everyone!! Sadly, this was my last one of 2011. I'm already working with them to get set up for next winter, so....I'll be back!! I want to say thank you to those who've allowed me to share my gifts with you here in Naples. Also, I want to thank everyone at the Von Liebig for allowing me to be a part of the staff. I can't tell you what a great organization this is for artists and patrons of the arts. Happy Painting!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mail Art!

More mail art! Thanks Felicity and Dave! It's always so cool to go to the mailbox and get something wonderful and unexpected. My mail's been forwarded to Florida, so I get it later than everyone else. Delayed gratification though! Love it!!! To check out their blogs, go to: http://www.clearerreflections.blogspot.com/ for Dave and http://www.felicitylingle.blogspot.com/ for Felicity. Happy painting everyone!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Are we tired of pears yet?

Well, here's a few more still life studies. These pears got quite a workout. I finally had to retire them. As far as fruit goes, they lasted me a long time. I suppose I could have named them, though I didn't treat them very well. I had a few rolling off the counter incidents! LOL! Here's a few basic step by steps. Sketch it out, block it in, then refine with the details. Happy painting!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Saturday's Class....

What a great class this Saturday! First, I want you to meet Barbara and Shaela who agreed to be photographed for the blog. You can see for yourself the great job they're doing on their paintings. Barbara usually paints in watercolor (I'm sure she could teach me a thing or two!!) and Shaela used to paint when she was young and thought it would be fun to get back into it. These girls took to this method super quick and were great fun to work with. Thanks for the fun class! Happy Painting!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Steeper Mountains...

Here's an example of some classic Bob Ross mountains with a steeper slope. For taller-steeper mountains, just change the angle that you pull the palette knife down. Make them more vertical. You can do this!!!! For those of you in Kentucky.... I'll be home soon and will be taking "official" sign-ups for my first class on April 23rd. Check out my website for class dates. I can't wait to see everyone soon!!!! Happy Painting!


Thursday, March 3, 2011

More mail art!

I just received more mail art this week!! Aren't these cool! Thank you Erika, Jen, & Aubrey! I have to say that's it's really cool to go the the mailbox and have this waiting for me there!

On another note, my daughter is getting married this year. (I can't believe I'm that old!!) I've been looking at Somerset Studio, Legacy etc for ideas for the invitations. I'm in charge of making them. We're looking at about 150 + so far. If any of you have any other places/websites that may have some ideas for me, please feel free to share. I could use the help!