Creative Painting Adventures

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Posted on Sep 3, 2015 in Outside the Box

The message is good - and it's funny! Thanks NatureRX. (Brief swearing alert.)

The Artist's Job

Posted on Aug 31, 2015 in Quotable

The Artist's Job

Wish Upon a Quilt - by Sheri Williamson

Posted on Aug 26, 2015 in Creativity

Thanks for the smile - I do love the creativity of this one!


Looking Ahead

Posted on Aug 24, 2015 in Creativity

Venice MorningThere are lots of art courses planned for this fall. Dynamic Landscapes from Your Own Photos, Painting People, and some Drawing Classes as well. Hopefully something for everyone.

See all the details here: Local Art Courses with Cheryl O

Changing It Up

Posted on Aug 19, 2015 in Creativity

ApOrPrs100In the recent Fruit Flowers & Crystal Class, the students worked step by step through a previous painting of mine that included a crystal bowl. I demonstrated with acrylic on canvas, and used the same palette of oranges and purples. On the last day, I thought I would have some fun and work on top of the acrylic with oil paints. This is a great method for making radical changes to a painting. The oil gives fast coverage for any changes. It also gives the opportunity to more easily add softer less defined edges. Included here is a thumbnail of my original painting, and a larger copy of the oil painting that was done on top. It was a fun and freeing process.


Fruit, Flowers, & Crystal Report

Posted on Aug 17, 2015 in Creativity

What an inspiring week this was! We collaborated on so many wonderful still life set ups. Many thanks to Sydney S. for her generous donation of fabulous flowers from her garden! They were spectacular. Can you tell these were happy painters? Very happy :)


The Meaning of Life

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in Quotable



Posted on Aug 12, 2015 in Quotable

What's changing in your life? Change just keeps happening to us all! How can you adapt and grow?


Cottage Retreat

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 in Creativity

I have rented a cottage for a week in September, and hired a live in chef. How about joining in on a week of painting at a beautiful quiet location just south of Bayfield? Check it out here: Cottage Art Retreat

Bouquet of light


Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Quotable

Painting by Duy Huynh.


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