Saturday, February 16, 2013

Umbrella

7 1/2" x 11" Transparent Watercolor on Paper
This is another small painting for the Make It Take It
Fridays.....we have two Friday's scheduled in March.
  The First being March 1 and 8th....hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beached

7 1/2" x 11" Transparent Watercolors
I painted this one for Make It Take It Fridays..... It
will be taught in March.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Step by Step Demo

These are the steps that was taught to me by 
Jerry Fresia.....I was able to take his 5 day workshop
on  Lake Como this past fall.  This is one of those things that
change you for life.....my journey into impressionism.
Thank You Jerry!

Step by Step Demo

Step by Step Demo

Oh My! O'Keefe

25" x 25" Transparent Watercolor on Paper
A few years ago I was teaching in Indianapolis, Indiana,
of course I had to go to the museum.  All I can say is WOW!
What a collection......this painting is huge, maybe 6 feet square.  
I couldn't help myself when I saw this young lady looking at the
painting.  I first did this in oil and loved it!  So let's see
what it would look like in transparent watercolors.
If  you would like to purchase this please email me at
marybspires@yahoo.com
$350

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Pen & Ink Sunflower

6 1/2" x 6 1/2"  Transparent Watercolor on Watercolor Paper

Another little project for Make it Take it Friday.  Not sure when I will teach this one.  A
couple of the Ladies from my condo complex want to do a Quetzal Bird from Costa Rica. 
Dick & I joined my daughter and her husband for a fabulous week a couple of years ago.
Those wonderful Birds sat outside of our villa every morning.  Day 35! not stop 
painting daily!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Spoonbill Make it Take It Friday

Transparent Watercolors
on Watercolor Paper
6 1/2 x 10 1/2

Florida Birds are so much fun to paint because they are so colorful.  This will
be the first project for Make It Take It Friday, Feb.8th at 9:00 am.  Please call
Beach Art Center 727.596.4331 to make a reservation.  All supplies are included in the class
price of $35.00.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Collage 30 Paintings 30 Days

I think I made painting daily a HABIT!!!! 
Saturday is our open studio with a model at the Beach Art Center.
I haven't been painting the model but working on various projects.  Yesterday
two of my friends decided to work on collage paintings using torn paper from
magazines.....while they were collecting their papers I work on two small watercolor
paintings for my Friday Make it Take it Class.  Thursday, day after 30 days I also painted
a small watercolor for the Friday Class.  I hope to continue painting 5 days a week.  Just
think I could have 260 paintings by January 2014!