Thursday, July 28, 2016

Minstrel painting progression and tips on inspiration

9x12 oil on board

I had alot of fun painting this one. I even remembered to take photos along the
way so I made a progression video you can see

Why did I have so much fun?  
I'd like to share something special with you because I 
don't think you can ever have too much encouragement or inspiration
no matter where you are on your artistic journey.

Whether you're just beginning, somewhere in the middle or a tad bit
over-seasoned.  I'm a big Dreama Tolle Perry fan and she has developed
an online course that offers something for everyone.
  It's loaded with great tips and
techniques that are fun to experiment with and add to your routine if you like.

It's about much more than how to paint.
For me it's about learning to LOVE to paint again and the 
simple joy of the creative process.

She's starting another year long course in September and you can read about it here:
You can even win a free course so check it out!
I think she's going someplace fabulous next year and you can too without even taking out your passport;))))

My version of the exercise in week two.
Dreama's Cupcake

I find these exercises to be a great warm up and then you can bake your own cupcakes 
just the way you like. 

I had an attitude adjustment about my approach to painting and was able
to release my judgement and attachment to outcome.
(just one painting at a time;)
And THAT is why I had so much fun painting the Minstrel.

Happy painting and thanks for following along!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Alive and Well

Tracks Less Traveled
9x12  oil
painted plein air in the Adirondacks

I am so thrilled and honored to have been accepted into the
OPA Salon with this painting.
Such a delightful surprise and I'm feeling really fortunate.
I know! I could hardly believe it myself:)))))
But here's proof: click here
and you can see the acceptance list.
Pinch me please:)

I've really missed blogging and sharing with you, just been so busy painting! If you missed my
last newsletter you can check it out by clicking here.
It's all about the trip organized by Eric Rhoads to the Adirondacks called Publishers Invitational
which was one of my ultimate painting experiences.  

I can't say enough about these trips I've been on.  Having the time to really
focus on just painting in a beautiful environment with other artists is wonderful.

My first trip was to Fall Color Week when I only knew one other person.
Since them I'm hooked and have met lots of great people. The next one is
this fall and you can find the info here if you're interested.

Hope to see you there!