Sunday, July 20, 2014

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Genesis

Genesis
acrylic on paper
12x12"


I know I said in the past that I really don't like the look of acrylic. I felt like it was too plastic and didn't have the same movement and glow of watercolor. But that was before the acrylic paint making pros decided to try to make acrylic more like watercolor. So a few weeks ago, I decided to give some acrylic paints a try. 
Genesis is my first painting done with these newfangled acrylics.
The acrylics I used are from Chroma Paints and are of the Atelier Free Flow Line. I was amazed at how the paint did flow similar to watercolor when doing wet-in-wet. The paint even stayed wet in my palette for a very long time. The colors have a nice vibrancy to them and layer well.  Overall, I enjoyed painting with them and have ideas to use them even more.

Friday, July 11, 2014

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MISSA Magic

Floating In A Cloud
16x20"


Last weekend I taught a pouring workshop at the Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts at Pearson College in Metchosin, BC. Pearson College is a world college and is one of the most beautiful campuses I have seen. It is located on the southwestern tip of Vancouver Island with lush rainforest type foliage and gorgeous turquoise water.

My studio for the weekend was in the boathouse, which was appropriate since we painted boats.
I kept pinching myself while I was there, thinking, "Wow! this is my classroom! I love my job!"
I definitely feel blessed.


I had a wonderful group of 12 people, mostly from the area. 


Almost all of them did the boat along with me and they did a fabulous job! I hope that they are able to apply what they learned in the workshop to their own home studio practice.





Thursday, July 3, 2014

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Londonderry Barn

Londonderry, NH Barn
watermedia
11x14"


As many of you know, I have been into painting barns lately. This one is from Londonderry, New Hampshire. We lived in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for several years before moving to Canada. I left many wonderful friends behind. I miss the beauty of the place as well as the people. I think of it often and sometimes wonder what things would be like if we had not moved.  Perhaps more barn paintings like this one. 
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