Celebrating The Beauty of Imperfections
In this September's Expressive Art Journaling workshop, we will be practicing to our muse's content, and also learn something new about ourselves and maybe a technique or too. You will have the opportunity learn how to do an image transfer with a gel medium (Modge Podge).
Start leafing through the magazine images, and find one that speaks to you that you would like to try an image transfer with. There are many simple and complex ways to create an image transfer on the page. We will start with a very simple technique.
You will have the opportunity to use the simple technique of transferring an image on the journal page with Modge Podge medium.
Why do an image transfer instead of collaging an image on our page? You can do both. When you do an image transfer the image becomes aged looking, a bit torn, or fuzzy and basically it just has a really interesting look about it. It is an imperfect transfer! So, lets go with it and celebrate the beauty of imperfections!
To register for class sign up here
April 28th and 29th, 2018 we have a wonderful treat in store for you!
I am so excited to share this new Intuitive Painting Retreat at The Atlantic Center for the Arts with you.
"Atlantic Center for the Arts is a a 69-acre ecological preserve on the edge of pristine Turnbull Bay, the Atlantic Center for the Arts provides a tranquil yet stimulating setting that inspires artists from around the world to rejuvenate, collaborate and create. Envisioned and founded by environmentalist, painter and sculptor Doris Leeper in 1977, the artists-in-residence facility brings talented artists together to work with distinguished masters in the fields of visual, literary, performing and musical arts."
I have taught both traditional painting and intuitive painting and really believe that one can benefit the other.
Whether you are a beginner painter or a seasoned artist
creating a portfolio, intuitive painting is a way to explore the abstract, the imaginative, the experimental, and the deeply satisfying unfolding of the creative practice in action.
Come explore the beautiful campus of the Atlantic Center for the Arts for this wonderful two day weekend retreat.
The first day we will have yoga available taught by Ella Ran. We have delicious meals to add on if you wish. We will also have rooms available to spend the night if you want to enjoy painting in the evening in the studio! For those who stay overnight in our on-campus rooms, you will be able to enjoy the healing musical sounds of the Pan-Drum while in the studio in the evening played by the wonderful musician Danny Sorenson. Headphones are also welcome!
On our second day we will have an early morning sound-walk available with musician and sound-editor Eve Payor. Then we can continue with painting and learn how to take the painting to the next level on the second day or continuing with experimentation.
Please join me for an exciting weekend retreat at the main campus of the Atlantic Center for the Arts at the Painting and Sculpture studios August 5, and 6th.
We will be utilizing both the painting and sculpture studios.
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For more details on how to register link here
So every year in our backwoods just before Spring,
the leaves of our Pignut Hickory tree unfold as if they are flowers! The new leaves appear pink before fully opening and turning green! This is so fascinating to me. Below I have documented the photo of the event. Above is my original painting of it. This Pignut Hickory Tree is native to Florida so I also included the native Zebra butterfly. Stay tuned!
Come by and say
Hello and enjoy some artwork
and conversations from 6-9 pm Saturday Feb. 25. at
DaVinci Design Studio
117 W. Howry Ave
A Dayin the LIfe is my latest painting based on a lovely banana bloom I once witnessed while eating ice cream in New Smyrna Beach under this tree. Years later while painting it, I went to the kitchen to see a red rat snake peeking out from behind our refridgerator! So, the snake is now in the painting! Here is online gallery link to size and details.