Join us for one of our 2017 summer workshops with Liz at Artful Endeavors. We’ll explore our creativity with acrylics and watercolors.
Be sure to register at least 2 wks prior to class.
We need at least 4 participants to hold the class.
|* Some of you have requested a class to paint the Road to Know-where. The class has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug 12. Register by July 26.
* The classes are updated on the web site so let’s do some summer painting.
* Note that we are starting another paint your own from your photo of a beach sunset starting next week on Wed am. We’ll explode our painting with color.Our Wed evening class has requested to paint their own landscape. Bring that photo inspiration and let’s paint.Watch for an upcoming portrait class a little later! Start looking for the photo to use. Don’t have one of your family you want to paint? We’ll find you a family member. Maybe a self portrait…Fri Aug 18 is our next Paint Your Cat for Purr Partners. I’ll have more information on that soon.
Can’t travel to Artful Endeavors? Join me on Creative Workshops on one of my online classes.
* It’s time to sign up for our summer seminars if you haven’t done so already.
Mark your calendar that I’ll be out of town June 19-23. It’s beach time!
I’m on Face Book at Artful Endeavors. You don’t even have to be on Face Book to follow me.
Beginning our painting Safari with a herd of Giraffes. Do I hear a herd of Zebras on the way?
Dry brushing with DecoArt Acrylics. Original design by me.
Our last seminar of the year is coming up soon and it’s an awesome painting time with Kathie George. There are still seats available so let me know if you would like to join us.
Flower silk scarf
Nov 14-16 & 17, 2016.
Remember there are the 3 day seminar and the special workshop. More details.
Wow, what a memorable seminar we had with Mark Polomchak. We had a full house for the entire weekend whether rain, wind, or sunshine. An adventure for sure.
On Friday we actually completed 2 terrific paintings, the hummingbird and the ocean view, and were pleased with our accomplishments. Painters new to painting with Mark and repeat enthusiasts were smiling as we left for the day or went out for a group dinner, all in anticipation of a blustery next day. Friday evening was spent watching the hurricane progress up the east coast.
Saturday brought everyone back for more painting as we watched the rain and wind outside the windows. Appropriately we painted a rain scene, a group favorite. Then home early just in time, we hoped, to miss the worsening weather.
Painting with Mark Polomchak 2016
Then Sunday amidst sunshine most everyone was able to return to paint
again and share personal hurricane stories. Our bicycle paintings, a relatively new painting for Mark to teach, were not disappointing. And we kept Ryan, The Framer, busy framing our favorites.
And Mark says he come teach for us next year, hurricane or no hurricane. Watch for dates as our plans develop.
We have some wonderful teachers traveling to Artful Endeavors to hold seminars for us this year.
French Country chair
Our seminar with Ros Stallcup is almost full. There are just a few seats available. Contact Liz regarding availability. Register now!
We still have a couple of seats available in our seminar with Mark Polomchak.
Kathie George and I are making plans for our Nov seminar. Sure to be exciting.
The first of the year is a time for me to check my to-do list to see what ideas first inspire me for my upcoming art work. Some ideas sit on the list for awhile until the time comes when it just seems to stand out and say “it’s my turn now”. It’s so much fun to look back at my lists. Some ideas are instantly inspiring and some ideas make me wonder what I meant by that. I’m dragging out my list this month so stay tuned to see what’s coming up.
Our classes have their to-do lists also. Some ideas stay exciting and some fall by the way side. Here are a few ideas on our list for this winter:
more batik, I have lots of Kathie George’s patterns to chose from
Sherri Nelson wren
playing with colored pencils
paint your own landscape from your photo
Landscape reference photo
Kathie George’s rooster with pastel pencil over watercolor, or maybe another subject, same technique
Rooster Liz MIller CDA
Wow, I’m excited with all the possibilities for this year. Plan to join us.
Just finished my cat painting from our last pet portrait class. When I’m teaching I do demonstrate but don’t always get a chance to complete my painting. I’m usually circulating, helping each student as needed. This sometimes makes my own painting incomplete, even if I’ve finished demonstrating.
This weekend I decided that it was time to finished Annie’s portrait. It had been sitting around half painted long enough. Of course I almost completely painted it over again. I’m not always in the same “place” with my painting and want to update. And maybe I see something different or better.
I do like to paint colorful. I guess you can tell. And I think the turquoise is a wonderful accent color. Annie has beautiful big green eyes and I wanted to make sure they were the focus of my painting. She communicates so wonderfully with her eyes.
Anyway, here is Annie! And my husband recognized her!