Friday, March 13, 2015
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Teaching Art is how I love to spend my day. I am so amazed in the art my students produce.
This was a watercoloer resist lesson. Fist we drew the turtles in pencil and outlined with oil pastels. Then we added watercolor and sprinkeld with a little salt. They turned out amazing!
Here are a few samples.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Don't be afraid
Now six years later I'm in his class and I love it! I absorb every word that comes out of his mouth and I take notes and go over every thing he explained in class. This painting looks easier than it was. On Thursday he lecured about landscape painting. He had told us to dress warm because we were going to paint outside. So, on Thurdsay I layed my clothes. I had an undershirt, a long sleve shirt, a heavier sweater, and a very heavy coat. I wanted to stay warm. He sent us out, I was carrying four quarts of paint plus all my painting suppies, my 24x30 canvas and a bucket of water! There I was carrying all my stuff with my arms partly extended because of all the layers and I took off to look for the perfect location. I could not find it, everything he had talked about for painting this perfect landscape was just not there. I walked from one side to the other huffing and puffing, my back was killing me! And on that cold and drizzily day I was HOT! I finally stopped because I could not carry my stuff any longer. I thought of the Great Masters that probably could paint at any location amd produce that masterpiece so I said, "Letty, this is your spot. Now make the best of it!" Next week I have to carry a heavy metal easel. But I have a plan.