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Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas

Did you know that my art work is featured on lots of fun, cool gift ideas with FineArtAmerica? Not only can you buy prints and canvas paintings but they also offer my art on pillows, notebooks, iPhone cases, towels, totes, coffee mugs and much more!  Even shower curtains!  If there is a painting that you would like to see added please contact me.  Check it out!

Just in Time for the Holidays!

Just in Time for the Holidays!

Watercolor Journal Page using Expansion Kit colors.

I am happy to announce that have designed a Daniel Smith Expansion Kit and it is now available for purchase.  It is the perfect complement to my Daniel Smith Jacqueline Newbold Travel Kit.  These additional six Daniel Smith colors are my favorite go-to colors and are always on my palette.  I suggest these when students ask for more color ideas to fill up their palettes.  Along with the addition of these beautiful colors, a larger and smaller brush, artist tape, water holder and a great vinyl art bag to hold it all, you now have everything you need to paint at home or while you travel!  It ships priority mail at no charge.  If you want to add additional art supplies to your order, be sure to tell them my TRP number (phone-in orders only) and you will get an additional 10% off of your order!  A gift for you 🙂
Here is my TRP NUMBER:  TRP00274
 

Catching up in my Journal with Stencils

Catching up in my Journal with Stencils

I have been finishing a few pages in my Provence journal that I started during my recent trip to France.  My friend, Pam Carriker’s has a brand new line of art stencils and I took one with me to France to see how I could use it to enhance some of my journal pages.  Her stencils are quite fabulous and some of them deal with drawing faces.  We met for dinner not too long ago and had a wonderful time talking about art and sharing ideas.  She generously gave me one of her stencils that she knew I would love – the  Primary, Secondary, Tertiary Stencil.  I wanted to share some of my journal pages where I used her stencil.

Here you can see I used it behind the pitcher.


I used several stencils as the background for this page about Vaison-la-Romaine.  You can see where I used Pam’s stencil on the lower left. 

I used Pam’s stencil to make this color wheel painting.

We are both teaching with Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat.  The second session starts on July 16, 2013.  If you have ever been interested in drawing faces, you will love Pam’s workshop, Still Pursuing Portraits.  My workshop, The Good, the Bad and the Beauty of Color is – well- you guessed it – all about color!  Be sure to check out all the creative and fun workshops available at Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat!

Finally here is the other side of the journal page – my painting from the day we spent at Vaison-la-Romaine….

Student’s Watercolor Journals from Provence, France

Student’s Watercolor Journals from Provence, France

We share our journals and all the painting we have been doing while enjoying happy hour with French wines and cheese…..  Just look at all these beautiful paintings!  What do you think?

Liz’s Journal:  Scenes from Les Beaux, inspired by Yves Brayer, French artist

Phillis’s Journal:  Inspired by local costumes

Scenes from around our Hotel

Robin’s Journal:  Vaison la Romaine

The reds of Roussillon

Roussillon

Beautiful red poppies

More beautiful red poppies
Photos from CREATE, Chicago 2012

Photos from CREATE, Chicago 2012

I am learning new things about my iphone!   I have finally figured out how to add photos quickly to my blog soooo……. here are some photos from my watercolor Rainbow Studies & Slice of Life Classes that I taught in August.  So many wonderful, fun and creative artists!  So many messy, beautiful palettes of paint, lusciously painted pears and happy smiles!