Thursday, August 23, 2012

Art Is....You!

West Coast, East Coast........Art Is....You has got you covered. This will be my first year and I have heard such marvelous things I am like a girl approaching her first day of school. Such anticipation, all I need are some new saddle shoes, tee, hee.....
So you can find me at both Petaluma and Stamford. I still have openings in my classes and I want to tell you a little bit more about each one.
The top picture is my "More is Less" class where we work on painting neutral pieces plus we create texture with unexpected items. The result is a sophisticated look (at least I think so and hope you agree) but it is oh-so-easy to achieve and also a lot of fun!
The bottom picture is "Tic Tac Texture" and we will be working on the grid, exploring it in different ways, plus shaking up our texture ingredients. And guess what? I only used 2 colors of paint here (plus white of course). Don't you want to know what they are.......
I'm being a tease, ha, ha, ha, imagine that!
Bottom line, I'd love to see you in class - the paint will be a flyin' and it's gonna be a blast!! All you gotta do is click the link.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Sample Sale Starts Today!!

Since I have a lot of small works - samples that I made for classes, magazine articles, books, etc, I thought this might be a nice time to have a sale! Yep, a real sale, for those of you who reside here in Blogland and couldn't come visit me at Open Studio.

So, just pretend that you are here in St. Louis (it has cooled considerably and is actually a nice time to visit). You are walking up to my doorstep........

CLICK HERE for entry to my Sample Sale.
Be sure and stop back frequently as I add more items.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Art Unraveled

Got home last night from Art Unraveled. Whew, what a whirl that was. Yet The students were amazing and fun and talented. I get to know more people each year and it has become nearly a homecoming as I recognize so many people. It is wonderful to be able to catch up with friends at the breakfast buffet and at happy hour. Such a relaxed environment.
This year I taught three classes and the photo above shows some of the work from two of them. I wish I had taken more photos, I know I always say that but it's true. I get caught up in the moment and totally forget to pull out my camera, or, in this case, my phone.
I found it especially rewarding to watch my students build the layers in their pieces. Yes there were some complications, you know how pieces can easily get out of hand? Well, we managed to get everyone back on track and I have to say I was quite smitten with all of them.
Now that I am back home it is time to prepare submissions for next year, oy, never a dull moment, eh? I have lots of ideas, too many really, now I'm just trying to decide which ones are best. While simultaneously preparing for Create in Chicago and painting like a mad woman for the St. Louis Art Fair.
Here are some more pictures from my journey. Check out that food! Geez, I loved the Prosciutto Salad and think I need to steal that presentation idea. Wowza. And those veggies were at True Food, one of my fave places. So fresh it reminded me of France.