Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Laundry Day

8" x 8" on Canvas Board

This is another one of the workshop pieces from Dreama Tolle Perry's
workshop......of course it has a few Dreama's little brush marks!  Since we
returned from the workshop I haven't had much time to paint, but all those wonderful tips she gave us is still floating in my head.  I have a thousand pictures from my trips to France over the years with Chris Curry, my first watercolor teacher.  I also joined the Ohio Plein Air Society again.  I was a member a few years ago, but as most of you know I HATE PLEIN AIR, but I still want topaint in plein say why?  When you hate it.....I hate it because I am so bad at it....I fight myself the whole time I'm out there!!!!!!  I love looking at all those wonderful landscape of trees, rivers, barns, etc. 
My goal is to paint those wonderful little vignette you see everyday,
like the one's not so much a landscape as it tells a story!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

HOOT Class 2012

Girls taking a Break!

Heart of Ohio Tole Convention 2012 was over yesterday....
I had so much fun visiting with old friends and making new
friends.  I had three 6 hour classes.....what fun!
Thanks to everyone who attended.....I hope you were
as pleased as I was with all the wonderful paintings.
Remember to email me about the FREE  Watercolor
Theory Workbook and the famous 
BAG!!!!!! bags in these classes.....

Monday, August 13, 2012

Cupcake! again!

6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Board
Another one hour painting......I will be at convention for the rest of the
week.....but if I get a chance I'll post something....maybe a few
pictures of my students at convention.......

Cupcake II

6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Board
Mint Chocolate Chip! Yum!

Since the "paint around" at Dreama's workshop I decided to paint
cupcakes in one hour or less! What fun!  No pressure!
Just paint! 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who gave me a comment on the Pony Paintings..... . .

Friday, August 10, 2012

4" x 4" on Board

Today was a big day ...... I purchased a MAC.....
Yea!  Yea!  I have been wanting one for I bit the dust, 
met my daughter (she has one) at the store and did the deed....
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Little Pony

8" x 10" Oil on Board
My Little Pony
I painted this a few weeks ago.   Then I took Dreama Tolle Perry's 
workshop and I painted another one.  I approached it in the technique
that I learn from her. 

8" x 10" Oil on Board
The difference in the painting is I have softer brush strokes,
more diffuse color.  What do ya think?
I would love some feed back.  It's always a learning
process.  Always a student......

Monday, August 6, 2012

Class Projects for HOOT Convention

11" x 11" on Watercolor Paper
Holly Hock
Tuesday August 14th

11" x 14" on Watercolor Paper
Swan Lake
Thursday August 16th

11" x 14" on Watercolor Paper

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Round About "Cupcake"

8" x 8" Oil on Board

Last morning of class Dreama challenged us to a "round about" where each artist
starts a painting from a photograph that Dreama gave us.  We were to work on 
each  painting for about 5 minutes, you got to take your brush but
that was it!  What fun! Five other artist worked on this cupcake that I
just love.....what a wonderful take away from all the new friends.  I got to work on a
sunflower, a flower in a glass and another cupcake.  A couple of the photographs were
upside down......they always say you can trick your brain into seeing the shapes
not knowing what it week is the HOOT (Heart of Ohio Tole) Convention.
I will be teaching 3 classes, plus a demo on Wednesday on Color Theory.  This will be
my 20th year teaching....where has the time gone?  Thanks to a wonderful lady and
teacher Betty Denton. After I had been painting for about 2 years I got to
take a class with her and it changed my life.  She taught me how to paint
step by step, with a limited palette. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Blue Ball Jar

8" x  8" Oil on Board
Dreama's Blue Ball Jar
This was our first project in Dreama's Workshop.....I started this one in class
but had to switch to another board....this was a masonite board, very slick, the second layer
of paint wouldn't stick.  Surface too wet.  Dreama's process is to first
add Transparent Paint, kinda mapping out your design.  Next you go back in with
your opaque colors.  It was a total mess!!!!!  no drawing, just a few marks to
show you placement of the subject.  Soooooo much fun!!!!
I love the looseness of the process.....the intimidation of the white surface was gone. 
I finished this painting the last day of the workshop when we had time to
try out the technique on our photographs.  Everyone in the class got great paintings.
Tomorrow I will post the "round about"?  What's a round about?  Stop by tomorrow to find out.

Workshop at Dreama Tolle Perry

with Class Project

Workshop Dates were July 16-18th in Paris, Ky.  I can't begin to tell you
how good this workshop was.  Dreama is a wonderful teacher, very sharing, wants to 
give you all the tools so you can be successful in completion of your
workshop painting.  I was blow away with just the first 3 hours of her
demoing her first piece.  We had 18 wonderful students who also shared in put.  
Dreama made sure she got to give everyone individual was the 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Green Apples

Green Apples
4" x 4" Oil on Board

FYI - I had a few problems with my blog (internet explorer had an error that I still can't fix!!)
 the last couple of months post did not post......
so to catch you up.....I will re-post what's been going on!

I was in the German Village Art Crawl in July.  This is an annual event
where artist display in residents garage.  Local restaurants also have samples
of their menus.  I shared the space with two great artist and friends, 
Annette Simon and Judy Hazen.