Painting #2 redone and Workshop sign up

This flag painting was an early on creation. It needed refurbished also. I took off the stars, sanded it, painted it black, sanded it again and loved the outcome. The rust underneath peeked out under the black so nicely.

The barn owl was painted with acrylic paint Various wallpapers, inks, bronze leaf and oil sticks were used to make a wonderfully colorful scene. There is even a bit of florescent orange here and there. So meet Barney, the owl peeking out between the fall leaves.

The workshops are closing in fast! This is the painting we are doing on Sunday October 21, 1 pm to 5 pm. Please, please get signed up so I know how many I am going to have. Link to the sign up page….

Here is the painting for the friday evening, October 26th workshop. 6 pm to 10 pm. Here again I stress that you get signed up so I can get the needed supplies. This is a level one, no artistic experience necessary. These paintings have a little bit of many techniques, to learn and to build on. It will be a great time! The link to sign up for friday night class.

Reminder

Here is my next show, this weekend in Roanoke Indiana. It is supposed to be sunny and 53 with  light winds. I look forward to this. Put on my heavy sweater and take my hot vegetable soup and it will be a great day for an art show. They have added a fine crafts area also. Plein air painting, Farmers Market, Young artists competition and a children’s art area along with the art show. Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 4 pm. Here is the website.

Revamped Painting #1 Complete

The title of this painting is “Can We Talk”. It is from a painting that became damaged and those elements were taken off. I had a good time using the new wallpaper books choosing the papers for the flowers. I like to hide critters in my paintings so look for a woolly bear caterpillar. This painting can be purchased in three different sizes and can be found here. So far I have moved over 39 prints, my store is filling up.

Let’s do some Art

I hope that you are considering signing up for the

Find Your Creative Joy workshops.
I really want to get these workshops going and it will be enjoyable for all. I have 10 spots open for each day.
Click Here for the Sunday Workshop.
Click Here for the Friday Workshop.
I think it would be so much fun to have a group that knows each other come to the workshop. A girls night out.
A family time out too, men are certainly welcome and children 8 years old and up.

This photo is by Ashley Mauro Photography in Dayton Ohio.

Let’s paint, tear paper, glue and have a grand time. I look forward to hearing from you.

Three more prints added to the store..

This painting was finished a year ago right before I had a show in Louisville. It has the best quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder…Home is the nicest word there is. So the title of this painting is Home. Take a closer look here.

Much going on in this painting, a hidden cat, hanging pots, floor pots, a bird and a praying mantis, blue, red and yellow flowers. Lots of texture. Take a look here.

Just in time for your fall decorating, a sweet fall garden. Orange and white pumpkins, a green gourd, sunflowers, zinnias, mums. It can be found here.

Prints added to the store

These two watercolor chairs have been added to the shop. They go along with the black windsor chair that was already added earlier. They look nice with all three on the wall. Click here to purchase.

Early American thumbnail chair. Click here to purchase.

Revamping an early canvas

This is an early canvas that had some damage to the pieces that were attached. I decided that instead of it just sitting in a box I would revamp it. There are still some elements on it but it is getting an almost complete makeover.

I love Prussian Blue and iridescent gold paint. I received some wallpaper books and had the best time picking out the papers for the petals. I love the texture of the swirls, it adds to the pizazz of it.

The scallops have been brightened and extends to both sides. The line painting at the bottom also extends to the sides. I have some other elements to add but it will soon be in the shop to purchase a print or a note card. I am happy with the redo and think it is cheerful.

Store Checkout up and running

If anyone was trying to sign up for a workshop or to purchase prints, the store checkout

is up and running again.  It seems there was a glitch that took 6 hours to find.

I am so sorry and a bit frustrated.

Robin

Find Your Creative Joy-Workshop Information

This 5 X 7 canvas is the star for the Friday evening October 26 workshop. 6 pm to 10 pm. In it we will use acrylic paint, wallpaper, acrylic ink, permanent pen and oil paintsticks. We will also use some texture tools for the background. All the shapes are very simple and easy to do. No artistic experience needed and you will be able to take home a completed painting. Four hours for just $75.00.

One side of the painting.

Sun and sky on the top of the painting.

The other side of the painting. (The bottom is just green.) Four hours of fun. A complementary bag containing art goodies. I guarantee something will be hand made. Drinks and chocolate, baked items. Take me to the sign up page.

This little floral painting is the star of the Sunday October 21st workshop. 1 pm to 5 pm.  We will be using wallpaper, acrylic paint, bronze leaf, acrylic ink, iridescent and florescent paint.

The next four pictures show the sides that the design laps over.

Again, no artistic experience needed. Four hours of creative fun for $75.00. Bag with artistic goodies and a hand made item. Chocolate, hot and cold beverages, some home baked goodies. Nice way to spend an afternoon and learn some new techniques. Take me to the sign up page.

The Pennsy Depot has been painstakingly remodeled, and the women who spearheaded it have kept most of the elements of this early train station. It is just so cute and a perfect place for a small gathering. Even though there are train tracks beside it, no trains go by it.

This is the area where we will have the workshop. Plenty of windows and lights. If it is a nice day those doors open out.

Just showing different scenarios.

Kitchen Area

Rest Room. I was so impressed how nice this restoration was done. I feel thrilled that I am able to use this area for creative workshops. It is located right beside the police and fire stations with plenty of parking. My vision for these workshops is to keep building on them and introducing more techniques, larger canvases, a complete day workshop, the sky is the limit. Sign up and help me make this a reality. Decatur is a wonderful city that is focusing on the arts. If you drive around downtown there are sculptures and new parks. A new gallery just opened this year, many home boutiques, coffee shop and unique pizza restaurants along with other good restaurants. When the dates get nearer, I will post maps and restaurants. Come, lets be creative together.

 

More Flower prints

This sweet 5 X 7 painting is Titled “Violet Grace”. I was approached by a friend asking if I would do a painting in memory of a baby that passed away. She was giving it to her friend who is the Grandmother. I was honored and excited to paint this. I decided on the baby roses, violets, one white butterfly and layered paper hearts for the leaves. I was very happy with the way it turned out.

When going through my digital paintings, I had forgotten about this one. I believe I painted it about four years ago, it is a little more primitive. An early painting with colors that work together a blue vase and a stenciled table. Both the paintings have been added to the store.