Hello Subscribers and Art Lovers,
I hope this newsletter finds you well, and not plunged
OVERNIGHT from a lovely fall to the dead of winter, as
we were here in Colorado.
I've conducted several workshops around the country
since my last newsletter, including Louisville, CO;
Dallas, TX; and Raleigh, NC. They were all very fun,
and I heard those words I love to hear from more than
"This is the best workshop I've ever taken."
In between destination workshops, I've hosted several
groups of students for semi-private instruction in my
studio - several of whom were from Canada. I told
them I'm practically a Canadian myself, growing up
in Duluth, MN, only 150 miles from the border.
I'm now able to take a break from my busy teaching
schedule and concentrate on my own work. I recently
discovered air dry clay, and some uses for it that I
could apply to my work.
These hand made clay pieces may be painted, or
covered with torched origami foil for a very
unique and beautiful look.
At my workshop last week in Raleigh, at the
Hilton Midtown, there were 30 students torching
foil, which creates some smoke.
I was worried the fire marshal would
shut us down, or, even worse, the smoke alarm
would go off. Didn't happen (whew).
Here's an example of a medallion used in a small
mixed media painting.
JUST IN TIME FOR GIFTING
I am now offering canvas minis for the low
price of $20. These are some of my favorite
paintings that are reproduced on fine weave canvas.
Read more about them by clicking here.
Actually, almost ANY painting on my website can be
made into a mini reproduction, sized 6x6 or 5x7 inches.
Let me know your favorite, and I can order it for you.
JUST OFF MY EASEL
This painting is on an oak cabinet door, so the
frame is part of the painting and cannot be removed.
Click here to read the amazing story of this
painting on my blog. (It really is amazing.)