Monday, May 14, 2012

International Artist magazine feature article

Was elated this week to find a box on my doorstep filled with the June/July issue of International Artist. They had contacted me two years ago to publish an article about me. When it never appeared I figured they had changed their mind.  What a surprise to see my work, both oil and watercolor, featured in a 10-page article in this issue. They even used my "Raindrops on Roses" on the index page.   What a week this has been.  Two sales, new students, painting at Saks and now this. Life is good!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Painting at Saks for Mother's Day

For Mother's Day Saks hired me to paint little designs on perfumes bottles the day before Mother's Day. Anyone who purchases perfume at Saks the entire week can bring it in today and have a custom design painted on the bottle.  I created a few suggestions on glass and framed it so people could get ideas in case they didn't know what they wanted.  I had to find a way to paint that would be dry immediately.  I found these great acrylic pens.  They are like a felt tip pen, but filled with acrylic paint. Not easy to blend, so the designs are more quick-draw, sketch-like. They are not permanent, but will at least be fun temporarily. It was a fun afternoon.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

"Mighty Oak in Training" watercolor class demo

"Mighty Oak in Training" demo from yesterday's watercolor class  8" x 10" on Arches 300# cold press.   May's schedule of classes is posted on my website 

  (It's okay to bring acrylics to the oil class)