I have finished putting the next class in the series of "Creative Gifts" up on The Art Studio site. This class has handouts and videos that show you how to make cool stuff from plastic you bring home from the market every time you go. Check it out.
We just had a bunch of rain and the hills are now a beautiful carpet of green. It was foggy and cold, but I was determined to paint. "Depart from reality" I kept telling myself. I have started to notice that when I go out to paint plein air I get so caught up in getting everything just right that the painting loses it's magic for me. THis time I'm going to use my "Artist License". It is cold, but I'm going to use a warm color scheme. The squash rows are angling off to the left, but I'm changing the perspective toward the farm house in the distance. The hills are green in reality, but in my painting they are warm Napels yellow. I love my artist license. I feel so powerful. Now if I could just hold the paint brush in between my freezing fingers.
Visit The Art Studio for my on-line classes. Become a member to be notified when new classes are posted. I'm just moving in and figuring things out. Come be one the first artists on the site with me! Let's make some stuff people!
I want to thank Griz for making the introduction music for me. You are so talented. Thanks!
I know that it is not that big of a write up on my Sunshine Dolls, but it is on PAGE 14. It is at the top left corner of the layout and has my website in a different text color. I cannot say enough about how well put together this publication is each month. It is one of my favorite magazines out there right now. I don't care if the fine art world deems it "crafty" which often times translates to "inferior". The publication showcases people doing creative things outside the traditional format. I find it much more interesting and inspiring then the standard watercolor.