Tuesday, June 26, 2012

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Tofino Sunset in Egg Tempera

Tofino Sunset
egg tempera

I have been back to working in egg tempera lately and absolutely love it!!
There is something transcendental about making your own paint from pure pigment.
Plus the colors are so rich and luminous.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

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Etsy Summer Sale - 20% Off Original Paintings

Red Canoe

Since I am returning to school in Victoria to work on my Master's, I will be shutting down my Etsy store for the summer.
In preparation for this temporary closure, I decided to have a sale of the items that I have available through Etsy.

So from now until July 1, all original paintings in my Etsy shop are 20% off.
Most of these items also include free shipping.
What a bonus!
To receive this awesome offer, you do need to use coupon code Summer2012 upon checkout. 
Etsy uses most major credit cards.

To start your summer shopping, just click here.

I also have more exciting news about my instructional DVDs.
They are now available for purchase by clicking on the DVD Store tab at the top or by clicking here.
The DVDs will still be available throughout the summer.
How great is that?

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Myskoobi Notebooks and Coupon

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine started a company where you can design and upload your own  custom covers to notebooks.
The company is Myskoobi.com
It is a fantastic idea and I have been able to upload many of my own paintings onto notebooks using their very friendly website.
Not only do I sell them but I love having them around for when I write my multiple lists and thoughts.
I have even uploaded some of my kids artwork and given the notebooks as gifts to grandparents.
My son's school used the idea for a fundraiser, using the kids' artwork.
Prices are very reasonable, just starting at $4 for a custom design notebook.
So what am I getting at here?

Myskoobi is now offering coupons!
From now until June 21, 2012, when you use coupon code REDHEAD (case sensitive),
you can get 20% off any books that you order.
Any quantity, any style.
All of your own paintings or your child's artwork.
(only 1 coupon per customer please but as many books as you want in that order for 20% off!)

Isn't that awesome? 
But hurry! June 21 will be here before you know it!

To get started designing your own notebook, click here

Saturday, June 2, 2012

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April Point Workshop: Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

The first part of my week was spent teaching a workshop at Painter's Lodge in Campbell River, BC.
The second part was teaching another workshop at Painter's sister resort, April Point, on Quadra Island, BC.

For the second workshop I taught Fun With Watercolors which is a really great technique of pouring paint, blowing paint, and using our fingers to move it around.
For this workshop I chose to do another Great Blue Heron.
I also did a how-to DVD of this painting.

I was pleased to see so many returning students as well as meet so many new ones.
I feel so blessed to have an opportunity to meet these wonderful people.

I also feel blessed that while I was on Quadra, I had an opportunity to see my friend, Perrin Sparks, art studio.
Perrin is a pastel and portrait artist extrordinaire. She was part of the University of Texas's medical illustration department before retiring to beautiful Quadra Island.
To view more of her work, please click here.

Perrin's studio was a former squash court

Me and Perrin with some of her amazing work.

View from my room.
Even the fog and rain couldn't stop this place from being beautiful!
There were bald eagles and herons that liked to sit and fish on the beach below my room.

My awesome class and their masterpieces

If interested in purchasing a how-to DVD of the Great Blue Heron,
please contact me at leslieredheadart@gmail.com
Cost is $30 plus shipping.
PayPal is accepted.

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