Monday, July 13, 2015

Getting Plastered Again Workshop!

Getting Plastered Again: Techniques in Plaster of Paris
July 16 - August 26

With the simple use of materials like plaster, burlap, fabric, wire, acrylic paint and water, experience a new way of playing in the mud.  I will share my love affair with plaster by teaching you the step by step process to create three beautiful and unique pieces of art. By sharing all of my mixed media techniques, watch your work be taken to a new level while loving the process along the way. This workshop will inspire you to incorporate what you've learned into your own creations.

To learn more click here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Still Life with Pears

Still Life with Pears,
16 x 20, mixed media

This painting is inspired by some of the old master paintings.  I just love how they tilted the objects toward the viewer to make a better composition.  Watch how I take you around the painting.  The cup and book are linked to the white napkin taking you toward the bowl of pears.  The pear stems tilt toward the vase of flowers and then your eye drops down and circles around again.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"Getting Plastered" Workshop - Student Work

Deborah Middleton-Hope, Bird Project

Close up
I have been truly inspired by my student's work from my online "Getting Plastered"  workshop.  This  is one of my favorites from Deborah Middleton-Hope. 

I am delighted to see many of my students take the techniques they learned in the workshop and use them as a joyous expression of their own unique voice.  

Nancy Walker, 12 x 12 plaster on burlap

More beautiful student work!  This final piece really demonstrates the use of the Micheal's burlap canvas.  It has such a professional finish once the final painting is revealed. 

Once you see the luscious textures you get with painting on plaster, I think Nancy and Deb would agree that it gets addicting.  Bravo!

Saturday, May 3, 2014


I'm having so much fun over at Artful Gathering greeting new students and getting to see all the faculty's work and profile pages. I am so grateful to be part of this site and group of talented teachers.
"Daybreak", 12" x 16"  plaster on burlap painting

The workshop registration is open for anyone wanting to see how I do these plaster paintings. Hope you'll join me.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Artful Gathering Treasure Hunt

The Artful Gathering treasure hunt is going full blast. Be sure to stop by this page to gain more clues. Gather the words, put the quote together, and win prizes! Each artist donated wonderful prizes for you!!

To play the game, just visit Artful Gathering here.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A Quiet Place

This was painted from my imagination.  I painted this on a light weight wood box, so it can easily sit on a shelf.  Although less colorful than most my other paintings, I just love the dark emotion and the sweep of the brush to this piece.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mother's Day Giveaway

How about kicking off the weekend with a giveaway? This one is for the special MOMS in your life!! Mother's day is just a month away!

Enter on behalf of a Mom that you know who deserves a big stack of gifts on Mother's Day!!! (p.s get your friend or hubby to enter YOU!)  You might have a chance to win my floral notecards!

Just pop over to The Best of this Life to enter and win!