Tag: abstract

2 Arts in One!

Today I had two classes, two that I liked very much. In the first class we painted beach scenes on (wood) 10 x 10 cradled boards. It was fun, the people in the class were fun, and I think the paintings came out rather nice!

We even gave it a beach made with sand and some of us included birds in the sky. Perhaps I might add a sailboat at a later date or a small island out in the distance with a lone palm tree. Who knows?

In the second class we finished up a piece that we had started Tuesday, in our previous session of Zoom Art. It was a journey into learning some fauvenism techniques by looking at a handful of paintings by Henri Manguin. He used sketchy patches of color in his paintings. So we tried some of that.

I’m not sure about this one yet. Being random with your colorful patches is not as easy as you would think. But we had fun… and that is the most important thing.




Excuse me… but where did the 1st half of November go? You know the phrase Short Sheeting…. I think we are getting Short-Monthed! I certainly don’t know where 2 full weeks of this month have gone… but I do see these new things in my studio ….hmmm

Well there are more but I would rather you come see them in person… my studio will be open for Small Business Saturday (27th) from 11am – 3pm…Also available before that by appointment…


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As the weekend begins

This week indeed has been spent working on the bird Family Day after day. It is growing and I think it might be complete by the end of the weekend! Yes I attached those feathers one at a time… Some of these pictures you may have seen and I will post new ones today when I get to the studio.

But 1st this morning I have to pick up my art from the Time Gallery. I hope you have had a chance to go see it if you are in the Peoria area because it’s coming down at 9:00 a.m. After that I head downtown to the riverfront where the Peoria Art Guild’s Fine Art Fair will begin at 10 Am… I will be in the IAL booth until noon answering questions pertaining to membership with the Illinois Art League. Come on down!

After lunch it will be back to the studio and back to the bird family. Have a fun Saturday!

A day of fun and preparation

Today was a pretty fun day.. I had 2 classes of art journalers… For both classes I asked them to look through magazines and find things that reminded them of summer. Then we cut them out and arranged a 2 page spread with them. Here are a couple of them One did not finish her gluing so I wasn’t able to take a picture.


The remainder of my day was spent taking artwork down to the spraying room and making sure everything had enough coats of varnish. I need to be sure these will dry by by Saturday so I can pack them up for the wine and art festival on Sunday. Apparently I will also be putting new wires on them Saturday as I had to order wire from Amazon.

Those are just a few I think I have eight or nine pieces in all to take with me. Ciao for now!