Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Great Drawing Resource

Check out this great online drawing resource....Brenda Hoddinott is from Corner Brook, NL and is an acclaimed forensic artist.

Her online lessons are easy to follow and have great step-by-step pictures to help you learn.

As with painting, a good teacher and practice is the key!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A is for Apple - Challenge Results

I finished my challenge painting a few days ago but only got a chance to photograph it and post tonight.

I tried to paint it "loosy-goosy", but alas, that is quite a challenge for the obsessive compulsive

I can see a few things I could have done differently, but challenges are to mission accomplished! It seems I like Red Delicious more than I like McIntosh! I will try another version before the deadline is up on February 20th.

Here is the original photo for reference....

I look forward to seeing everyone's painting challenge!!!

Here are another couple of my apple paintings....

This second one I decided to again try to be looser with the painting AND only give myself 10 minutes to complete the whole painting.

And then since I still had paint on my palette, I decided to revert back to my childhood and finger paint! This one is definitely looser! LOL

It seems that you can't post pix in comments of blogger, so I will post pictures for anyone who wishes to have their posted!

Some of my students have completed the challenge already.....

Here is Carol's version.....great job Carol! And nice addition of leaves!

And Ron decided to add some fun to his version....apparently Eve just shouldn't have taken that bite!

And some have asked me to post Jeanette's versions as they are, just remember I have posted a link to each of these from her blog, where she explains her thoughts on each version.

Version #1 - in oils....

And Cersion #2 in pastels....

Don't forget to complete your challenge before the deadline February 20th!!! Send me your photo and I'll post it here!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

SPECIAL SALE - Extra Chance

Due to overwhelming response, I'm giving everyone an extra chance to avail of the special discount.

Everyone who sends me an e-mail before the end of my birthday on Sunday night, will be entered into a draw for at least one more lucky winner to receive the special discount! 41% off any one item. The one item can include:
•Original artwork, framed or unframed
•Reproductions, unframed only

Good luck to all!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SALE - Because it's almost my Birthday


The first person who contacts me from now until the end of my birthday (February 5), can have 41% OFF ONE item....yes, 41% (gee, can you guess how old I'm gonna be?)

The one item can include:
  • Original artwork, framed or unframed
  • Reproductions, unframed only
There is free delivery to those in the Greater St. John's area. Shipping is available if needed. Please contact me for pricing.

Only ONE lucky person will be able to avail of this special discount. Be the first one to contact me and you will be that lucky person!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Challenge - A is for Apple

This year, I've decided to start monthly challenges....I encourage everyone to try it at least once and post your results! I will also complete the challenge and try and paint in a style that I am not accustomed to push myself as well.

Challenges will start at the beginning of each month and you will have until the 20th of the month to complete the challenge. The challenge may be a subject, as this one is, or may be a technique. We can all learn from seeing how each of us views the same object and interprets it in their style.

I decided to start at the beginning...A....I was photographing some still life on Sunday and liked this shot of the apple particularly, so I thought it would be a great start to our challenges!

You can paint the entire photo as shown, or you can pick a smaller area to paint. The canvas doesn't have to be large, even a 4"x6" will do....and you don't have to paint...whatever medium you would like to use works!

Deadline to post is February 20th...but post as soon as you like, and as often as you like. I look forward to everyone's interpretation of my photo!!!