Today is LAUNCH DAY! I launched “Painting Roses is Easy” 2 hours ago, and the response has been so overwhelming! And I’ll admit, all the tension is leaving my body…I put the finishing touches on the course just yesterday! Whew! This is a huge course with lots of excellent content, if I may say so. It’s designed to be a companion as you journey through making art, not a one-time paint-along. So it’s rich with content!
For this course, I decided to go all out in what I KNOW to be true, journeying back to my days of teaching as a classically trained artist. Many artists encounter road blocks when it comes to representational painting because they lack a true understanding of what they are trying to paint. My course will teach you how to SEE and understand your muse…in this case a rose! It’ll be a game changer for many artists.
Staying true to my artistic voice, I’ll teach you how to integrate your roses into wonderfully abstract backgrounds and use colors that give your paintings a calm and joyful energy.
I hope you’ll check it out. There’s a video trailer and tons of info available at the link, which is posted in my Stories. This course is appropriate for both oil painters and acrylic painters.
You can check out the course HERE, and watch a video I created all about the course!
Here's a little video preview of my online art course, "Painting Elegant Peonies". This course will teach you to paint a Peony painting from start to finish, something fun to learn and do in a weekend. Available on February 24th! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the video!
You can download the supplies list below. Once the course launches, you'll be able to access it by clicking HERE, along with my other online art courses.
My latest online art course, "All About Abstracts" has just launched! This course is self-paced. Buy it once, and it is yours to keep and enjoy forever. Learn to find your artistic style and your creative choice as an abstract artist.
In case you missed it on Instagram, here is a fun little clip I put together showing my painting process for my hydrangea painting titled "Rhapsody in Blue" in my "Dreaming in the Garden" Collection. I love working with my hands -- adult finger painting for lack of a better term. I create textures buy allowing my paint to run and drip using a water bottle. This way, each painting is unique. I finish off many of my paintings with Neocolor II water soluble wax pastels. Making marks with these pastels puts the finishing touches on each painting. I love sharing my process with you. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
You can see the entire collection right HERE.
Have you ever bought a small piece of art because you just had to have it, but it seems so tiny on a wall in your home? Or perhaps you rent and do not want to create holes in your walls. You can easily create a stylish vignette on a table top or nightstand using the small artwork, a vase of flowers, and a few small, "found" objects. In this case, I used a round shaped vase to offset the rectangular shape of my artwork. The vase has a beautiful, earthy color palette and a rich glaze. The dripped pattern on the surface of the vase even picks up the dripped pattern in my painting, creating an interesting motif. Faux floral keeps things easy, again using colors and shapes that work well with my painting but don't detract from it. Since I love natural treasures such as rocks, shells and minerals, it was easy to sort through my box and find a few that I wanted to showcase. The colors, patterns, shapes and texture keep things earthy. I love the intimate feeling of this little display, and it's easy to change out if you enjoy decorating for the change in seasons. This painting is called "Rain on the River" and is available from my Summer Storms collection. You can shop for it HERE.
I'm a lifelong artist living just outside of Chicago. I love flowers, vintage finds, nature hikes and all things beautiful.