It seems as if overnight the garden has begun to wear her spring wardrobe. Seen along pathways and tucked under trees, are the latest in frothy yellow frocks with ruffled petticoats. Looking up high, the trees are adorned with delicate swaths of pink and white lace. This is the point where Spring just might... actually... arrive... soon. And then one day you'll look around and everything is blooming with vigor. But right now we still have to look for it. I LOVE this time of year when it feels as if Spring is busy loading her paintbrush with juicy colors and soon will cover the foliage with bright swooshes of merry colors.
The birds have begun their spring songs, and just yesterday I saw two crows in the big leaf maple tree breaking off branches and flying off with them. I imagine there is all sort of spring mayhem as the birds look for mates, places to nest, and nest making materials!
Happy Spring Everyone!!!!
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Upcoming Seattle Classes:
No art experience required. Bring a journal, all other supplies provided.
As the spring bulbs break the ground, it is a time of new things stirring to life. Our art journals are a great place to capture the new thoughts and ideas that are whispering to us. Using word and image we can "hear" better and see what new directions life is calling us in. Join me for a fun day of guided writing exercises mixed with free form creative place using several demonstrated art techniques. This is a great way to go deeper and hear the true calling of our hearts that we are often too busy to hear! Sharing is completely optional. Emphasis will be on expanding the joy in our lives and hearts.
No art experience required. All supplies provided.
In this hands-on class you’ll learn eight ways to create delightful textures in watercolor reminiscent of snowflakes, dried grass, cracked ice and other effects! Did you know you can also paint over gesso? Try for yourself and experience the differences between painting on gesso and painting on paper. Learn wax paper and crayon resists. We'll also work with water-soluble pencils and oil crayons. Oh the fun just keeps going!
No art experience required.
All supplies provided.
More mixed media mayhem! This class is all about transferring and transforming images. Join us for a delightful day and learn many techniques for altering photos and for making gorgeous photo transfers. See how to use them all together and why this is so addicting to do! There is no end to what you can do with these really fun techniques!
Watercolor I or equivalent recommended.
All supplies provided.
Building upon Watercolor 1, we'll look at how to create the illusion of depth in your paintings and how to fill your work with rich colors. Learn to override your left brain's way of looking at the world and engage your right brain to see things as they really are. We'll talk about composition and how to use it to your advantage. We'll also experiment with the difference between painting ala prima versus painting layers of translucent washes. This is a no-pressure class-come and see what fun painting can be!