Treasure hunt. It amazes me that I met this lovely lady online. Enjoy a tour, courtesy of Gallivanta at Silkannthreades.wordpress.com
p.s. Treasure Hunt, can you spot my art in this gracious home?
It has been a lovely week for small paintings – mostly card sized. If you would one of my original hand painted Christmas cards, please send your address to Lucy@artlover.com (if I already have your address, just send a holiday note).
Having some fun with monocolor, under video lesson guidance from Simply Painting artist Frank Clarke. It is so nice to have a holiday free to explore new art ideas (even if it is too rainy to run the watercolors outdoors). Happy Thanksgiving!
Our first chips in toward our Christmas ornaments.
This afternoon study got me thinking about focal points, how so many things are around us but not everything gets the attention. As I pulled out a new paper to give it serious rendering, I thought about how painting a picture organizes life to help the best things get noticed.
There is a hole in my heart where the school tent should have been. There is so much beautiful child art waiting to be shown. Parents, grandparents, if you are your child’s earliest and possibly only suporters, make the most of that refrigerator gallery. These beautiful creations deserve that their inspirations be appreciated.
However, alongside that, it was a stimulating environment for a loose sketch in watercolor to restore my connections to the ultimate creator.
I did see some marvelous work by students around Citrus County and many professional artists.
You will want to stop in the restored Valerie Theater to see Rebecca Pujals-Jones backlit Bodies of Water photo art exhibit upstairs, and also visit her website: photographybyRebecca.com
My favorite professional painter today is Barbara Batchelder of Summerfield who painted a boat on the water that rises gently on nearly imperceptable swells “Waiting” for me to raise the funds to buy it.
Starting next Saturday, November 11, I will be teaching Sketch and Paint to all ages 6 and up at the Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City.
Sketch and Paint Classes for ages 6 and up on Saturday afternoons 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. for $15 per student or family discount $10 per sibling.
Learn how to make a pencil sketch by drawing what you see, then add watercolors for a completed painting. Materials provided.
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Lisa Rachel Horlander is going to Togo, Africa with Sight.org to write a children’s book — if we can help her raise the funds through sales of her art. Because she is a fellow alumni from the University Texas at Tyler I have had the privileged to know how tremendously creative and talented she is actually. Please visit her website to see the art and art embellished products she is selling to fund her trip: https://lisarachelhorlander.com/2017/07/22/i-need-your-help/
I just got back from Saturday morning painting at the library. I will be there each weekend in August while my art is on display there. Come paint with me, children and adults welcome. http://citruslibraries.evanced.info/msignup/Events
Middle school art camp made sculptures today. We had a terrific time, especially when they were telling outrageous back-stories about how their created characters acquired their interesting abnormalities.
“Expecting perfect clay sculptures on the first day is incredibly inconsiderate of the artists who have spent 40 years learning how to master the art.”
Making plastic casts of their hands was fun.
And the “stick figure guy” has not stopped to do his summer reading. He went out for a Nerf gun fight which turned into a high speed bicycle chase. He loved spending time with his Art Camp buddies this summer!
I am showing my postcard paintings and other watercolors from nature at the Lakes Region Library of Inverness, Florida for the month of August. This show has many plein aire pieces from our summer visit to family in Maine.
Some of the paintings were sent to Florida friends and borrowed back for the show.
Anyone wishing to paint with me can join a “Postcards from Florida” free mini class outside the library from 9 to 10 am on Saturdays during August.
Here are some of the paintings from my portable watercolor kit while on vacation in Maine. Come by the Lakes Region Library (Inverness, Florida) on Saturday mornings in August 9 am to 10 to paint your own “Postcard from Florida”.
From our canoe trip with my Dad. He knows all the best places to fish while I paint.