Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Congrats to Mary, who had an awesome show last weekend at the "Freedom Festival"! Her car art was fantastic, and a great addition to the Car Show. - and hooray for winning the 50/50 drawing! :)
I have 3 upcoming events to get ready for, "Art and Flowers" next weekend at the local flower greenhouse- Van Thorres. I'm going to display the flowers I posted that I did this summer.
Then, the next weekend we have our first Art Retreat in Manistee. It will be in a beautiful house right on Lake Michigan. It's geared for beginning artists. Mary and I are really looking forward to it. Some awesome gals have registered, so it will be a great time! I'm excited to work with a small group so we can gear the lessons more individually.
The weekend of the 10th I will be gone on my annual art teacher's conference. I always pick up some new ideas, and it's so nice to concentrate entirely on art for a whole weekend. It's in Grand Rapids again, which was wonderful last year.
Of course, I still have to get going for the May show...
Saturday, September 6, 2008
The pictures I just posted were from our Tues. painting sessions. I tried to complete at least one painting each week, and my goal was to capture a flower that was in bloom. I was working from the actual flower as opposed to a photo. I began with a contour line drawing. They are on unstretched canvas.