Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Tofino Sunset in 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.
west coast painting
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Etsy Summer Sale - 20% Off Original Paintings
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
Etsy uses most major credit cards.
To start your summer shopping, just click
I also have more exciting news about my
They are now available for purchase by clicking on the DVD Store tab at the top or by clicking
The DVDs will still be available throughout the summer.
How great is that?
great blue heron DVD
Monday, June 11, 2012
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
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?
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
Saturday, June 2, 2012
April Point Workshop: Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron
The first part of my week was spent teaching a workshop at
in Campbell River, BC.
The second part was teaching another workshop at Painter's sister resort,
, 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,
, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost is $30 plus shipping.
PayPal is accepted.
fun with watercolors
great blue heron
Painter's Lodge. Perrin Sparks
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