Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Vintage Fashion Lady-1


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The other day the question came to mind, "Will we become better painters by doing just one painting?  The answer is "yes."   After every "do," we will see and sense a noticeable improvement.

    As I was looking for inspiration to refresh my own skills, I found fashion paintings on the internet, which brings back memories of vintage sewing patterns with pretty, painted models on the packages.

     In this painting, I learned that putting facial features on a small painting is nearly impossible.  This painting is a 5X7. Next time it will be an 8X10.  Paint and learn!

I can see a series here. The next dress will be purple.

Here's My Kitty Art

     Here is my kitty drawn with straight marks and white jell pen on black paper.

     If  I could interest a cat person to buy it, I'd have to price it especially for the 2 mats, the back board, and clear bag.

    There are two pre-cut mats: a 5x7 little black photo mat (Joann's) and a standard 8x10 mat with the 5x7 opening,and  a  8x10 back board. (

                        Truly, this is an EASY project!

                                    >^. . ^< 
   To the right is the label I designed to stick on the back board and sometimes the back of the painting, as well.

I would not put a price on the label as that is likely to change.

 A small sticky pricing label can be put on the outside of the clear bag.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Making Green

A Story First: How I Made this Demo for my WC Students
I set a piano bench on my kitchen table, arranged my Ipad on the seat overlooking the white dish below, then I added two light sources, started the camera, and sat down to demonstrate by working through the legs of the piano bench!
At first this was just for fun, but then I thought, "Why waste good instruction?".

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Thanks for watching!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

2019 Winter Class is Over

My Winter WC class is over and I feel like I lost good friends. As a thank you to you students, I made another short video. Once again, I used my piano bench on the kitchen table to mount the camera to film over my head. I used a Cannon digital camera and filmed though the openings of an oven rack. Sometimes I feel so so smart :)

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Painting with Old Photos

     Here is a short video I made using an old photo and a template which sent me out of time and into a happy afternoon of water color practice.  Click and enjoy.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Karlyn Holman Demos the Elegant Writer

   When you spend a lot of time browsing art supplies in specialty stores, you will see the "Elegant Writer," a water-based marker designed for calligraphy artists. Using the Elegant Writer with water color is surprising.
    Learn from this video by an artist I admire.  ~ Gayla