February almost got away without a blog post!!!
It was a short but very busy month here in the studio- Intermediate Watercolour and Acrylics winter classes are winding up, weekend workshops are ahappenin' and Drop-In afternoons continue to be ongoing fun!
At our local art gallery, the Annual Member's Show is closing ( and my entry" Working Girls" has sold!). I was delighted that several of my 'students' had beautiful pieces in the show!
I have kept busy trying to fit in a little of my own painting- a couple of commissions, my oil series of "Paths" paintings, and some mixed media 'remixes'. Our Wet Paint Art Group meets each Tuesday afternoon - at one of the member's studios' to paint, and we are planning several group shows and exhibitions this year- stay tuned!
Here are a few photos of what has been going on in the studio: ( student work, often in progress....)
Lots of Funky Florals:
FOCUS-On Atmospheric Effects in Watercolour
Colourful Portraits in Watercolour--
studies in colour temperature, colour schemes, arches, painting brick, wood, stone etc...
So another year begins--- full of promise and good intentions. I hope for good health, happy experiences into creativity and adventure, and an overall peaceful and productive year for my family, friends, students and artsy acquaintances.
I signed up for the free 5 day Painting Challenge with Mike Svob, awesome artist from Victoria, BC. Each day he emailed out a reference photo, uploaded a 20 min demo of him painting the photo, and then we painted the photo in 20 mans--- no cheating!! Wow, fun but often nerve-wracking!! 20 mins-omg- goes so quickly!!! Then you were encouraged to share your paintings on a Facebook page for the group. I so enjoyed it--- and know that daily painting is really the way to go-- to improving your skills and freely you up to just have fun!! Here are the 5 (plus the abstract using your left-over paint!) results of the 5 day Challenge...
New classes have started up- and wow, what a great start! Intermediate watercolour and acrylics classes as well as weekend workshops, drop-ins and 'Focus-On Watercolour' sessions. Fun!