Beginning Drawing Class.. final class


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This week we talked about value; the kids made value scales with different pencils and charcoals, then learned to apply it to basic shapes. Then we went back to our teapot and did a final rendering using all the techniques we learned. So much fun playing with light and shadow 😄


Drawing class 


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Class two……..We learned how to draw from life by observing carefully and measuring our object using ours pencils as a guide.

Then we learned about one point perspective :

The kids practiced by drawing squares placed above and below the horizon line, then making up our own landscape using the principles that we learned. 🙂

It was a packed but very fun class!


Seeking Treasure finished piece


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The finished painting! This was so fun to do,…I broke from my comfort zone a bit and got a little loose with the paint – in a totally controlled way  😉  (One of these days I’ll tackle a whole painting in a wet, loose style…..)

I’m very happy with how this one turned out, and also happy to announce that this is now available on as a card and an 8″x 10″ print



Catching up


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I realize that I have not been keeping up with the blog, so here we go, a post to catch up!

Firstly, I started a new idea back in December, smaller pieces done more quickly. Similar to the concept of the smaller portraits, but this time not faces, but more simple designs. The idea was to generate paintings specifically geared  towards cards and prints. Each painting is  8″x 10″ .

The first one was a holiday themed painting, called Winter Solstice


I had so much fun painting this one, that I got cards made and gave them out as our personal holiday cards this year 🙂

This one is a personal one that I did just for myself a while back, Tree of Life


I am pleased to announce that both of these pieces are available as prints and cards on my new online store at

I will be adding more to this store in this format, so look for new additions often!