Saturday, April 2, 2011

Teaching, Showing, and Painting

The last two months have been very busy including two outdoor art shows--which is always exciting--in addition to my own work and weekly art classes too.  Outdoor art shows are not only great for showing my work and meeting  possible clients, but also to promote my art classes.  The two shows did exactly that plus an added bonus---winning an award at each of the two shows!   It's always nice to get the extra recognition and the money goes along with the award.

Last weekend at the DeLand Outdoor Festival I met a lovely lady who makes quilts.  After talking with her about using one of her pieces in a painting, I found a small table runner with beautiful cool colors of blue teal and lavenders and arrange to purchase the quilt.  To my surprise at the end of the show, she brought it over to me as a gift and asked only that I send her a picture of the painting (which will include her quilt) when finished.   Her quilting business is called Unique Design by Linda K.  I love getting something new and with it the challenge of seeing what I can do with it in a painting.  So here is the still life arrangement I am currently working with.  The multifaceted pitcher along with the luscious colors of the quilt is going to be a challenge but well worth it.

Teaching is going very well and my classes are growing with new students.  Now I am trying to make room for everybody in the studio so we are not tripping over each other. The Saturday class is full and the Tuesday class is filling too;  I am thinking of adding another class day.  In addition, I would like to add a couple of workshops to my teaching schedule during the fall of this year.   So, if your art league or art group would like to schedule me for a workshop please contact me for more information.  


  1. You are so busy! I could see you and the quilter doing something in conjunction in the future! Check out this new blog from Natalie at Studio Incamminati:

  2. I agree about doing something in the future. She had the most beautiful oriental quilt wall hanging that was picked up for judging. She said that I could borrow any piece at any time. HMMM! I checked out the blog of Natalie at Incamminati. I want to try putting on color filters over my light to see what effects they produce. Thanks for the info.

  3. Deborah, Congratulations on all your progress. Your work deserves recognition. Looking forward to seeing the quilt painting. Looks challenging.

  4. I have the underpainting completed but need to decide on the "key" of the painting--mainly background value. So many decisions before I actually begin. Thanks for the kinds words.


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