Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In Situ Pictures

In Peace
This evening, I am going to post something completely different here on my blog. Because this week has been full of twists and turns, mini adventures and opportunities to solve significant problems (!) , I have had very little studio time. 

So, I have decided to share several pictures of my paintings digitally placed in living and working spaces - in situ, in other words. I hope you enjoy today's different format. Click the title of each photo to see the blog post about that painting and the paypal link.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Be Still Landscape

Be Still Landscape
"You ARE going to be busy!" my Beloved Husband said to me this morning as we shared some time on the couch with our coffee and calendars. I love the time we spend in the mornings, and it is well worth getting up at "zero-dark-thirty", as I have heard it called. We were discussing my next couple of months' art calendar. Whew! (see my upcoming events at the bottom of this post)

Not only is my art life packed for the next stretch of weeks, our personal life will be full of challenges, too, as both of our adult kids move and start seminary (!), and we do our best to help them. My in-laws head back south during this time too, and also we have some new responsibilities to cover. It looks a bit overwhelming from this point! 


$72.00 plus $5.00 shipping and handling
7" x 5"
Painted with acrylic heavy-body paint and water soluble pastel on acid-free, heavy weight Fabriano watercolor paper
Ready to frame

In today's Bible reading, I read of Jesus being tested in the wilderness for forty days, and then teaching,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Happy Yellow Accident

Happy Yellow Accident
"Well, Mom, there is ONE more surprise...", I told her as I turned west instead of continuing toward the south. My brother and sister-in-law, along with my niece and some friends threw a HUGE surprise birthday party for my mom! And it was actually a surprise, I am delighted to say. We worked together from Utah, Minnesota, and Indiana to pull things together, so it was no small thing. 

Anyway, Mom's party was a week and a half ago, and I am still using it as my excuse for being behind with my work! *wink* I try to paint at least three days a week, and preferably five days, and I have not gotten as much painting in as I like to. BUT, it was so worth it.

$175.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling
12" x 12"
Painted with the finest quality acrylic heavy-body paint on canvas panel
Ready to frame

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Abstract Classes Available!

After months of deliberating and planning, I can FINALLY post information about upcoming Abstract Classes! I have found a venue, planned a supply list and class outline, figured costs, and am finally ready to take reservations. 

This September, I will be offering a four week class which will meet each Tuesday evening at 7:00   UPDATE: This will be a four session class meeting Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. The dates will be September 12, 14, 19, and 21. We will meet  in Warsaw, IN. The class will focus on principles and techniques of painting abstract works and will aim to have the student ready to begin painting his or her own abstracts with the knowledge gained. 

Classes will cover:

Week 1: Elements of Art; composition
Week 2: Paint characteristics & acrylic mediums    
Week 3: Color, texture, blending, tools
Week 4: Plan and paint your own composition
(Optional Week 5: Finish your composition, wiring, framing, hanging)

Supply list will be sent to students as they register.

Cost will be $300.00 per student, with a discount given after 3 students are signed up, so invite your friends! 
Early-bird price is $275.00 if paid by August 1.

Refund of 50% if cancelled before August 1; 25% if cancelled after August 1