Sometimes we turn to art to express feelings we can’t put into words.
I painted this watercolor over a decade ago. It’s titled, Supplication.
For the little children….we pray.
It’s happened twice in the last few days….
I’VE RECEIVED E-MAILS IN ALL CAPS
Just a reminder for us all,
Using all caps is like shouting at someone…Read More
So what’s that got to do with art?
Shouting and being shouted at
Shuts Down Creativity.
Please, Let’s Use Our Inside Voices.
The flowers, the beauty, I have tended and photographed and painted aren’t outside my door any more. Some may be arriving in containers soon…
But, in the meantime, this has been the visual joy to greet me every morning when I take out Clyde, my toy poodle.
It’s on the edge of the yard of an empty house beside the parsonage at the end of our shared driveway. I was aware of some Christian symbolism attached to this enduring, flowering shrub, so, I googled it this morning. Rose Of Sharon
Now, its Enduring Presence means even more.
In May, I was taking an afternoon coffee break and checking out FB when I heard the tone that tells me I have an instant message….Long story short, Dr. Anne Conover, Minister of Education and the Arts, asked me if I would like to submit art for this year’s WNCC Annual Conference Cover.
She was familiar with my alcohol ink Dreamscapes and thought the style would fit this year’s theme, Lessons From The Lakeshore.
I was thrilled when one of my submissions was accepted for the cover. It is now posted at: WNCC Conference – The United Methodist Church Website.
For this preacher’s wife, who doesn’t sing well and can’t play the piano,
a nice affirmation
Note Cards (without the cover text) available at: June’s Art Cards
Around 5pm today I pushed myself. I had left at 6:15 am, had been gone all day and had not had a chance to paint. When I got home at 4 pm it was easy enough to pick a day lily from my yard, put it in a vase, pull out a fresh sheet of watercolor paper (already pre-cut to 10×14). I was going to stop there….but instead, I pushed myself because I knew, waking up tomorrow morning to a sketched-in-next-painting would be much more motivating than waking up to a blank painting surface.
I’m a big believer in a limited palette and enjoy working with primary triads: red, yellow and blue. Here I’ve used, thalo blue, vermilion and gamboge with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Fine Art Watercolor. Experiment to find your own favorite primary combinations. Amaze your friends with the unique colors you create.
It’s up to you if you tell them what you used
Enjoyed a combination group of Level 3′ers discovering Flower Power with alcohol inks and beginner Dreamscapers.
Here are a few photos during the workshop.
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Plus, had my first apron signing.
One of my students, Marlene, asks instructors of workshops she takes to sign her painting apron. Honored to be among artists I admire, Judi Betts, Mel Stabin and Don Getz to name a few. Wanted to share this great idea of Marlene’s. Wish I had apron signatures of instructors I’ve studied with. Never too late to begin.
Happy Painting To All Today, My Birthday
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