They’ve opened!

Posted on Categories:still life, florals
sm navajo daffodils

It doesn’t take long.

When I woke up this morning they were ready and willing.

So I broke out the paints. Before I knew it they were perky and ready to go.

SM Navajo Daffodils

Navajo Daffodils $125.00

If you’re ready for them to grace your home, just let me know.

Use the Contact me: link at the top of the page.

First Still LIfe Class

Posted on Categories:still life, Will Kemp
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Will Kemp offers an Advanced Still Life Class as part of the Will Kemp Art School. Since that is the style of art I really love, I decided to give his class a try.

I live in a retirement community. I used to paint still life in oil paints, but that was nearly 15 years ago. There is a large Art Room for our use, but they’d prefer that we work without solvents. That limits media to acrylics and water colors, neither of which I like working with.

A friend recommended I try water mixable oil paints. I exclaimed, ‘Who knew!?!?’ I found a beginner set of Winsor Newton Artisans. I posted some samples of the early pieces I did using those paints.

I supplemented that set with the few additional colors recommended for this class. I re-learned a great deal by taking Will’s class. Here’s the painting I completed there.

SM Still Life Trial