Saturday, November 20, 2010

Painting in the Park

"Botanic Garden Path"
Oil on Canvas
8" x 12"
Margie Whittington

A group of plein air painters met in the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens
on a cool crisp autumn morning to paint.  There were about 15 +
artists that enjoyed painting in the park.
The painting above is one of the paths through a tree lined
area in the gardens.  It was quiet and peaceful, birds chirping,
very pleasant.

Come back soon to see more art projects!

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Paintings by MW

9" x 12"

9" x 12"
I had been collecting some of the paint peeled from my
acrylic palette. This is the textural quality and color
in the middle part of the painting.  Mica chips give
the painting a sparkle.  A fun experiment.

Visit again soon!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Journaling Workshop with Nancy Standlee 11-6, 11-7-20

Journaling Workshop
with Artist, Nancy Standlee
The Upstairs Gallery, Arlington, Texas

What an informative workshop at the Upstairs Gallery this
last weekend with artist Nancy Standlee.
Our first day we painted several pictures in our journals
from photos provided by Nancy.

We then did a drawing exercise of a Salt Shaker.

We practiced the alphabet with brush letters and painted
Jelly Bean People and easy faces. This was all the first day!

This is a ceramic horse on the shelf at the gallery.  He was fun to
draw and paint.

We made our own stamps out of Styrofoam and
foam pieces. 

This was a fun journal entry.  It is an embellished black and
white vintage photo of an elegant lady.  Stamped paper collage and
acrylic paint were added with a stamp from Austria.

Another black and white photo of "Frida" embellished with stamped
paper collage and acrylic paint.

We had a fun class and learned a great deal including lots of information
on painting techniques and torn paper painting collage!!!
Thanks Nancy!


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