Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Winter Scene

Betty has an eye for beauty and nature.
 She painted this scene from a photo and shared it with class.
Really nice.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Roses are...

a challenge most days and we only do them once, maybe twice a year. There are many different ways to paint roses and when it comes to individual petals there can be a panic on trying to get them 'right'. And so it went it today, some mumblings, stories shared, good laughter and roses were painted.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

On the Trail....

More Bunnies !!
Painted in acrylics

using wet paper towel palette

and detailed with Micron Pen.
Darling bunnies....every one....

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Bunny Trail

Most of us adore bunnies and we always find them fun to paint. The 'bunny season' will soon be here and  it's time for a bunny or two. Everyone recognizes this little guy, we painted him up on a 5x7 card in acrylic.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chick Challenge

This cute little chick gave us quite a challenge to paint. Everyone painted her on a white background and and a black background.  She is small, on a 4x4 panel requiring several techniques and no matter what we did she still turned out cute.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


This colorful project put us in the mood for spring, fresh vegetables and a fungi. A white base was laid down over the dark background in order to give vibrancy to our colors. The base work was well done by everyone and class was lively during the painting.

Can you match the base paintings to the corresponding painted ones?

Friday, February 10, 2012


......making decorative shapes

by trimming shrubs or trees.....

artistic creation...

artistic production...


All so beautiful, we could have a show.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tiny Planet Art

This is an altered photo of trees and the moon that I posted a while back.  It was a simple thing to accomplish. There are new apps out there for Tiny Planets and I am fascinated by the results. I posted one that is from a photo I took yesterday here and if you want to see really fabulous tiny planets accomplished with the help of photoshop go here.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Work in Progress

Class is working on a rose topiary. The roses are loose and not well defined. A departure from most of our projects and each one is beautiful and so different from the others. They will be finished this week and I am looking forward to getting them posted.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Betty's Cardinal

It is wonderful for students to work on their own. Betty said she wanted a male Northern Cardinal to pair with the female cardinal we painted in class and here is the result. He's every bit as brilliant as the real ones sitting in the tree outside. Thank you, Betty, for sharing.