I would love to teach a workshop for you and share my joy in 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 teach the theory and techniques for each project.
I have been a DecoArt helping artist for many years and appreciate the excellent quality of their products. I create with mostly DecoArt products and paints, both Americana and Traditions.
You are responsible for your own surface in the appropriate dimensions and prep paints.
You are welcome to schedule a special seminar for your group of 4 or more painters at Artful Endeavors.
Please contact Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Designs by Liz Miller CDA
Green Italian Door 1 day. Texture on watercolor paper, 11 x 15″. Using acrylic washes and lots of varied techniques to create the look of textured wall, door, and foliage.
Trees in the Fog. 1 day. Acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14″. Creating the effect of fog and depth.
Sun Through the Mist. 1 day. Acrylic. Canvas, 8 x 16″. We’ll form the effect of early morning sun shining through the distant mist.
Coastal Boat Wreck. 1 day. Acrylic. Canvas, 8 x 16″. In the coastal scene we’ll produce the sun, sea, and breezes.
Pink Hydrangeas 1 day. 12 x 16″ canvas. Learn to paint iridescent pitcher and pink hydrangeas using an analogous color scheme.
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.
Giraffe 1 day. Dry brushing on a rolled, mottled background. Giving this fellow character. 8×16″ canvas.
Zebra 1 day. Creating volume in black and white on the zebra. 12 x 12″ canvas or Artist Panel.
Paint Your Pet 1 day. 8 x 8 canvas or art board.
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.
Winter Skies, 1 day. We’ll focus on painting colorful winter cloud formations. 12 x 12 canvas or Artist Panel.
Road to Know-Where. 1 day. A design project where we study perspective and textures. 12 x 12″ canvas or Artist Panel.
Bass Harbor Lighthouse. 2 days. Focusing on painting late evening light. 12 x 24″
Snow Fall. 1 day. A colorful winter scene. 16 x 16″ Canvas
Summer Romance. 1 day. Acrylic on 8 x 16″ Masonite or canvas. Working on side loading and dry brushing. Developing shadows.
Under the Maple. 1 days. Learn to create textures of tree bark, cat fur, weathered wood, worn whitewashed cinder blocks, and leaves with acrylics. 12 x 16″ canvas.
Morning Ride. 1 day. Acrylic. 10 x 10 canvas. Painting back lit sunlight over a misty background.
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.
Cloudscapes. 1 day. 2, 6 x 6″ canvases. From several cloud photos we’ll choose 2 and work on showing different sky effects.
Italian Windows. 1 day. 8 x 8″ canvases. Creating a festive Italian atmosphere.