Friday, October 28, 2016

The Nampa Art Guild Fall Show!

This year, the Nampa Art Guild's Fall Show was again, another lovely grouping of art from some very talented artists.

I was pleased to have won the Gold Award for one of my newest paintings, "Sure Foundations".  

This painting was created from the emotions of my travels between Oregon & Idaho.  Mount Hood and its misty skies and Idaho's high desert rocks & warm colors.

Such a great honor!

Successful Gallery Reception at Finer Frames, Eagle Idaho!

I'm currently a featured artist at a gallery showing at Finer Frames in Eagle, Idaho for the month October. Last night's reception was an enjoyable evening.  It was a delight to chat with guests and see many of those who attend my classes.  Thank you all for coming.

Three More Workshops Done!

While in Oregon a few days ago, I taught three workshops. Two are annual favorites, Fall Leaves & Christmas Gifts & one was a newer, soon-to-be-favorite, the Water Soluble Pen with Watercolor workshop!

First up, on October 20th in Woodburn, we had fun with the water soluble pens & pencils to create one of three pictures I provided for the artists.  Most of these artists had already taken my "Pen with Watercolor" workshop in the past, so this was an all new adventure for them!

Here are two student examples with the original photos:

Then, on the 21st in Tualatin, we enjoyed the annual Christmas Gifts workshop, where we made bookmarks, paper weights, gift tags and other small, fun gifts for Christmas.  What a fun way to get ahead on your Christmas gift list & have fun doing art, all at the same time!

The next day in Tualatin, on the 22nd, we went in reverse a little bit and did the annual Fall Leaves workshop.  This particular one was the mixed media with gold leaf,  attached to a cradled wood board.

These always turn out beautifully!

Some of my examples:

Monday, October 10, 2016

We Did it Again.....

I had so much fun teaching the 3 day art retreat up in Cascade, ID back in August, I thought I would do another one...only a bit closer to home!

September 29th through October 1st, a smaller group of ladies came to my home studio to partake in a 3 day retreat where we had so much fun creating art, talking & laughing, making new friends and eating good food.  Can't go wrong with that!

This was essentially the same as the Ashley Inn Art Retreat in Cascade, but on a slightly smaller scale.  We learned new things about different materials and mediums to use in our art, as well as growing in our artistic abilities.  Click here to see the 2016 Ashley Inn Art Retreat.

If you are interested in a 3 day retreat in the future, email me here!

It was such a fun weekend!

Here are some examples of the lovely works of art that were created during the weekend...

....And here is the abstract demo I created.

Wonderful work, ladies!  I'm so glad you were all able to attend this retreat!