Another class project with Lynn Ferris. I used watercolor pencils for the "embroidery" in the cloth and then sprayed them with water. They are really fun to play with! They are great for creating texture by rubbing them on sand paper onto wet paint. The only downside to them is that once you are done, you can't rewet the area for any reason - they will come alive and run all over the place! :-)
What a GREAT tournout! Wouldn't it be awesome to see downtown Charles Town looking like this every weekend???
"From Gramma's Hands to our Hearts"
It's fun to try to paint with "back lighting"...not sure it reads right, but I like how it's coming out so far. More tweaking to do
"Mischief Is My Middle Name!"
This was our latest lesson with Lynn Ferris. I did okay until I gave him a black eye and let him play with his big sisters lipstick! Portraits are way down the road for me, if ever. The suggestion of a face/person works much better for me than to try to capture the essence of them let alone getting their features correct! Was fun to do - and this has green, blue and pink under the "foundation". Can't wait to see what this weeks lesson will be!
This from Lynn Ferris' class last week. Object was to create texture in the barn. I love texture!! So many ways to get there and still so much to learn. Working on this week's project and beginning to work on paintings for upcoming PRAG show which will be here before I know it!! Happy Painting!!!
I am so very fortunate to have Lynn Ferris as Watercolor Teacher! She was featured in last year's "Splash 12" and again this year in "Splash 13". She's a Signature Member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society. I've taken classes from her for several years now and she has taught me so very, very much. Click here if you'd like more info on this book. Visit her website anytime at www.LynnFerris.com
Well, I did it!!! I've submitted 6 paintings to WVWS to be considered for process of becoming a "Juried Member". Won't get results until December - yikes!!! If I can get this and be juried into another WVWS Show, I can begin process to becoming a Signature Member and have the privledge of signing my name with WVWS after it! Here are the paintings I submitted:
Beautiful artwork, fabulous food, overflowing glasses, excellent music, and lots of folks dressed in the Roaring Twenties Theme. I can honestly say a good time was had by all!
"Solitude At Last!"
This was from Lynn Ferris' class earlier this summer. This is the third time I've painted it - getting closer, but still struggling with hard edges for cast shadows and soft edges for the rest....and rolling the paper to get the depth and roundness. I really like the picture and totally love the beach. Odds are pretty good I will try this again until I totally think I've got it right! But for now, I'm happy!
Our Foyer needed a little cheering up - I found 20x20 beautiful ornate frames at Ollies - long story short, as I took them apart to remove "print" and use for one of mine, I realized I could never sell a painting in one of these frames....but if I put it on our wall, I'll never show anyone the back of it! :-) These are done using Karlyn Holman's style that I enjoy so much!!!
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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'This world is but a canvas to our imagination' - Henry David Thoreau