Liz’s Travel Teaching Information

I would love to teach a seminar for you and share my love of painting. I will usually travel to teach with in a 5 hr drive from Raleigh NC.

Below you will find samples of projects that I offer for seminars.  All paintings are in acrylics, or mixed media, and in my own style of painting.   I will teach the theory and techniques for each project.

I have been a DecoArt helping artist for many years and fell in love with their products long ago.  DecoArt will supply the paints for my seminars for SDP chapters.  My paintings are created with mostly DecoArt products and paints, both Americana and Traditions.

You are responsible for your own surface in the appropriate dimensions.

You are welcome to schedule a special seminar for your group of 4 or more painters at Artful Endeavors.

Please contact Liz at artfulendeavors@raleigh.twcbc.com for details.

Designs by Liz Miller CDA

Cobalt and Blue Hydrangeas  1 day.  We’ll learn techniques for painting transparent cobalt blue glass, leaf technique, and graceful hydrangeas.  16 x 20″ canvas.

Cobalt and Hydrangeas

Cobalt and Hydrangeas

Giraffe 1 day.  Dry brushing on a rolled, mottled background.  Giving this fellow character.  8×16″ canvas.

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Wolf  1 day.  We’ll learn to create this lovely mottled background for a background to our wolf, learning to develop his fun and center of interest.  12 x 16″ art board.

wolf

wolf

Paint Your Pet   1 day.  8 x 8 canvas or art board.

Our terrific pet artists.

Our terrific pet artists.

A character study of your favorite furry one, your pet or borrow one from a friend.  You will work from a photo of your pet, mostly a head painting. Be sure you have good, sharp detail of the eyes and nose.  Your photo should show your pet’s character to create an interesting painting.  We’ll work on the common features such as eyes and nose together. Then you will progress to the fur all with assistance from Liz.  Photos must be approved by Liz.

Mountain Dog

Mountain Dog

Rocky by Liz Miller CDA

Rocky by Liz Miller CDA

 

Giragge

 

 

 

Old Door and Lock.  1 day.  Lots of fun creating the texture of the door with paint and then adding an old lock or knob.  You have choices for colors.   18×18″ canvas or board.

Door and lock

Door and lock

 

White Tulips, 2 days.  Toned canvas, developing textures and center of interest.  12 x 16″ canvas.

White Tulips Liz Miller CDA design

White Tulips
Liz Miller CDA design

Under the Maple. 2 days.  Learn to create textures of tree bark, cat fur, weathered wood, worn whitewashed cinder blocks, and leaves with acrylics. 12 x 16″ canvas.

Under the Maple

Mountain Farm, 2 day project.  12 x 16″ canvas or artist panel.

Mountain Farm

Mountain Farm

Morning Ride.  1 day.  Acrylic.  10 x 10 canvas. Painting sunlight over a misty background.
Morning Ride

 

Harbor Dreams, 2 day project. Texture study using texture products and paint.  16 x 20″    

Harbor Dreams: Photo source Kathy Haynes

 

Shells and Surf.  2 days, or 2 shell paintings in 1 day.

Shells and sand on four 6 x 6″ canvases portraying the play of light on sand, the advancing or retreating surf, and the beautiful shells offered up by the ocean.

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Redbud and Sweet Gum 1 day.  Exercise in the art of painting foliage. Crackled border. Painted on canvas.  8 x 24″ canvas.

Redbud and Sweet Gum

 George Under the Barn. 1 day project. Yellow long haired tabby. Creating textures with acrylics. 9 x 12″

Barn Cat: George

Barb’s Peony, 1 day.  Create depth in a beautiful pink peony using glazing techniques. 16 x 20″ canvas.

Peony

Peony Photo source Barb Watts

Goldfinch in Winter, 1 day.  Painting feathers and frost.  9″ round or similar size.

Winter Goldfinch

 

Dried Hydrangeas. 1 day project as painted on the banner with the basket weave border.  16 x 24″ Roc Lon

Dried Hydrangeas

Dried Hydrangeas

 

Leaf Study. 1 day Workshop. Theory class. How to paint realistic leaves. Includes side loading refresher and advanced floating. Study will be painted on sample surface to keep as your leaf painting reference.

Leaf Study

Portrait Study, 3 day workshop.   Students will supply an 8×10″, full face, photo of their own selection. You will learn to accurately trace your facial features to prepare your design. We’ll use dry brush techniques learned from Ronnie Bringle to achieve a beautifully finished product. Individual attention will be given to each student as possible given the size of the class. DecoArt Traditions paints used.  Maximum number of students 12.

 

 

 

Cat’s Eyes Workshop. 1 day. Painters can use colors for their own cat (one cat painted) or paint one of mine.  Focus on developing eyes and nose to create center of interest.  Canvas or Artist panel, 8 x 8”.   Acrylic.

Cats Eyes 8 x 8, gesso board

Cats Eyes
8 x 8, gesso board

 

Rope Swing.  1 day.  Acrylic on canvas.  12 x 12″ canvas.  We’ll create the effect of fog with this willow tree and swing. 

Rope Swing Summer ArtFling 2013

Rope Swing

 

Red Barn Window 1 day.  Acrylic on 16 x 20” canvas.  We’ll work on the textures, with or without the cat. You could add a spider web instead of the cat.

Red Barn Window

Red Barn Window

 

A Pumpkin Peek:  1 day. Acrylic.  Palette knife background.  11 x 14 canvas.

A Pumpkin Peek

A Pumpkin Peek

Night Hunter: 1 day.  Mixed media on 11 x 14″ canvas.   Pan Pastel, acrylics, colored pencil.

Night Hunter Liz Miller CDA

Night Hunter Liz Miller CDA

 

  1/2 day projects:

This is a side loading workshop, Berry Bowl. 1/2 day.  We’ll break down my technique for side loading, and use it to create this bowl of berries sampler.  8 x 8 Gesso Board.  1/2 day, Acrylic.

Berry Sampler

Berry Sampler

 

Waiting to Hatch, 8 x 10” canvas or your choice of surface.  Acrylic.  Mottled background with twig and nest textures.  ½ day. 

Waiting to Hatch 8 x 10"

Waiting to Hatch
8 x 10″

 

Field Flowers.  1/2 day.  We’ll create a white cone flower on a textured background.

Field Flowers

Field Flowers

 

Whoooo…?  1/2 day class.  We’ll create this fluffy young owl on a 1/2″ deep 6 x 6″ canvas.

Baby Screeh Owl

Baby Screeh Owl

Sodas and Sundaes: 1/2 day class. Ornaments.

Sodas and Sundaes

Sodas and Sundaes

Holly Elf: 1/2 day class.  Ornament.

Holly Elf

Holly Elf

Owl, cat, and Pumpkin Ornaments:  1/2 or 1 day class.  We’ll paint your choice of ornaments to fill our time.

Owl, cat, and pumpkin ornaments

Owl, cat, and pumpkin ornaments

 

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