We welcome another new student, Laura – the famous photographer


We did a study this week on Claude Monet and the kids did his “Japanese Bridge” painting.


And this is Laura’s very first painting


Karen did these running horses


Ann completed her sunflower with the hummingbird


The new girl Ava did these two


Jesse completed his field of red flowers


Gail is working on this adorable little fox


Nathan did this lightning bolt


Larry completed his landscape


A few more are in progress, so check back in the next post and once again, thanks for following our works.




Demos, florals and birds

Full classes this past week so I’ll mainly show you the completed ones.  I did four demos on the rough left over paint canvas’.  A technique that is really usual that everyone enjoys.  The first four are the my demos:


Ann & Debby doing the Sunflower one


John & Penny and Karen


These two are Kennys – he only paints with a palette knife


This is also a week of bird paintings – these three are my Saturday kids, August, Madison and Emily


Karen and Gabriel


Larry completed his landscape and flowers


Jesse is using his own photographs to paint from


Ann completed her granddaughters portrait


Leona started one of her grandson holding her dog


And last, Ann completed the umbrella one painted on the rough board


This is a lot for you to view but I hope you enjoy seeing both the kids and the adults works.  Please feel free to share feedback with us and watch for next weeks updates.

Welcome new student Ava – 10 years old

This week in the Saturday kids class, we did a study on eyes and used this cute little puppy for a reference.  They all did great!


Ava (first oil)








Debby C completed her door with pots


Sandy working on another farm


Karen doing a series of bird paintings…this is the first of six


Kenny hasn’t decided what this will be yet


Ginny almost completing the poppies


Ava’s sunset




Ann’s granddaughter almost complete


Please check back next week for more updates from the students.


Welcome new students Larry, Jessie and Peggy



This was a week of demos….mine with new students and a group one with the Saturday kids. The blue birds on the wire were the demo I did for August and Brianna who joined for a lesson in a textured background.   Kids take to new challenges so quick and they loved using a knife to get this effect in oil.


Brianna then painted this whale on a 12 x 24 canvas in acrylic and I showed her how to get the effect of watercolor.  She is  thirteen and already on her way to becoming a great artist with much enthusiasm for creating her own works.


Larry and Jessie are new this week and I did a demo using one of the old master’s works, Victor Bauffe (1849-1921 Dutch).  Larry isn’t new to oils and Jessie is a great photographer who wants to learn oils.  This is Jessie’s first and I guess you can tell, Larry isn’t new to oils.  I rushed them to complete in this one class in case they don’t decide to return, so I’m sure they would have done better if I had not rushed them.Leona also painted this one but I missed getting a shot of hers.


Peggy was also new this week and the demo I did with them was the one I’m sure my other students recognize as the flora Renoir reference you have all probably done with me.  Linda brought Peggy and I look forward to working with her in future classes.  Linda also completed the Renoir.


Debby C has a great start on this new one:


Gail completed her “Purple Door” for her sister.  This one is quite a challenge but she did great and I know her sister will love it.  She actually picked the photo for Gail and requested this a year ago.  She comes in town soon so Gail completed it  just in time.  I love purple in paintings!


I missed getting photos of the ones John, Leona and Anne were working on but you’ll see them new post.


Thanks for following.



Welcome new student Emily

Welcome to our Saturday class Emily….this is her very first.  She is eleven and so very serious about her art.  These are both in acrylic but next week we’ll start her on oils since she has a good eye for blending and picked up very fast with this technique.












Debby (1 of 5 panels) Can’t wait for you to see all of them together




John (Woody’s Kitchens)