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Third day of challenge missed…

…so on to the fourth Well here’s a fine example of ‘overdoing’ a painting.  I was quite happy with the initial composition, but my ‘realistic’ side just had to make changes.  I’m going back to this one today to see … Continue reading

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Class Schedule

As a passionate teacher, it is my goal to offer exciting, informative and encouraging workshops. The beginner student will marvel in their results, after just one class! By focusing on shapes, values and edges, each composition is achieved quickly and … Continue reading

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Quick Paint Challenge! The ‘Birdhouse Blues’

Upon their last class, the girls were thrown a challenge.   The challenge?  One hour.  Mix fix values of any colour.  Watch how to lay it out, then go! Well, how proud I was to see that within 40 minutes these … Continue reading

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‘Rustic Charm’

Upon spotting a photo of this arrangement on the front of a ‘fine arts’ book, I knew it was something I would paint.  The old vases and jug lead me to wonder about their origin.  How old are they?  Where were they found … Continue reading

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‘Tranquility’

Having an admiration for rocks, trees, choppy waves rolling across a lake or anything in nature with a rugged textured surface, this was a good challenge for me.   Not only was this painting about a love of rocks, but somewhere I … Continue reading

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The Doubt Fades Away!

So much doubt!  I hear it all the time.  I can’t do this.  I thought it would be easier.  I want to start over.  But, I know a secret.  I know, that when the end of the class nears, the doubt … Continue reading

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A ‘Value’able Lesson

This class was all about ‘painting what you see’, by understanding values. Most people would paint this boot blue, but by studying every inch of the subject you realize that there are many ‘values’ of blue.  Once you understand that, simply … Continue reading

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