100 Faces Challenge

I am really excited about this latest FaceBook-based challenge group called studio7ARTacademy. We are completing 100 Faces/Portraits with no deadlines, no restrictions, no other criteria. We are all inspired by Dina Wakley’s loose, painterly portraits she creates in her art journals. I’m pretty sure most of us has at least ONE of her books andContinue reading “100 Faces Challenge”

The Secret Life of Palettes

Yesterday I painted for 2 whole, glorious hours! Uninterrupted, uninhibited and unphased. I didn’t worry about my “ideal customer” or sharing online for a group or being watched. I SIMPLY PAINTED What I will share is what was left behind. The palette leaves the story of the Artist . How each colour is used (orContinue reading “The Secret Life of Palettes”

Ordering the Grandkids

There’s nothing more gratifying than fulfilling a request from a family member. My Father-in-Law wanted something very special for the Mother-in-Law and so requested “that art that you do” (so cute) but incorporating the 4 grandkids. It needed to be special and unique but not too avante garde as they are both quite conservative andContinue reading “Ordering the Grandkids”