This is most definitely a "study" of my adorable niece Cocoro. It is a 6"x 6" called "Boo!" Coco and I like to craft together.
With this painting, I had to start and stop due to lots of distractions last week and that is not the way to paint. Each time I returned to the easel, the paint was already dry!
Mike and I just returned from a family vacation in beautiful Idaho where we are so excited to be decorating a new get- a-way home. There were several paint choices that had to be decided today by text. I absolutely loved mulling over all the possible colors. I learned a lot about values this year through painting and it helped me to understand how to choose a paint chip at the hardware store in a more confident way. Mistakes might still be made, but the challenge of working with the previous owner's choices and weaving the colors we prefer into the mix is really fun.
I hope you will follow me as I paint daily in the month of September.
Today I began organizing for my children's art workshop
that will be held in my backyard on Saturday, October 5th. The little ones (8 & Unders) will come make art
from 11:30 to 2:00 PM and it includes a yummy lunch
(some of it Gluten Free, of course). The older ones (9-12 years old) will make art from 3:00 to 5:30 PM also with yummy snacks.
As my favorite time of the year begins to wind down, I always feel better knowing the fun of Halloween is coming soon.
In the first session we will make Jack-O-Lantern Luminaries or Scary Spider Webs. The older group will also make Burlap Door Hangers. This family affair is so much fun! Put on some old clothes (to help unleash your inner artist) and bring your kids and grand kids.
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