Paintings With Soul

Since October 2006 I've been a daily painter, creating a new pet portrait at least 5 times per week. Over the years I've expanded my offerings to include a variety of animals, pets, race horses, children and other treasured heirlooms. In addition, I accept a limited number of commissions each year.

In 2015 I am honored to be the Kentucky Derby Artist.

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Meanwhile, thanks
so much for your continued support of my artwork.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Title Pages

One of my journal spreads in process featuring decorative text, stamps (prefab and homemade), collage, poured paint, and glitter gel pens

It was another great Sunday spent journalling with some of my favorite young artiste's. We worked on title pages, playing with the balance between text and visuals. Some kids used their names, some chose messages, some did initial pages, and some created symbols. As always, I was impressed with their range of ideas and focus on the concept, including 2 new 4 year old journallers and a precocious set of 5 year old twin boys.
Wanna join us? A few spots are left in the spring workshops! Reservations need to come through me.

Creative Journalling for Kids - Sundays, May 1st, May 15th, May 22nd and June 5th - 2 sessions, 11-12:30 and 1-2:30, all at Little Monsters Toy Store in Downtown Lake Orion. Classes are $15 each, space allowing. Fees include all supplies but your child's journal.
grownUP Journalling - Third Thursdays of each month (so April 21st will be our next meeting) - 6-8pm, also at Little Monsters Toy Store. Classes are $15 each, including all supplies but your journal.
  • Our April class will focus on the concept of art journalling, with an introduction to both planned and random patterning through the use of zentangles, spirographs and monoprints. We'll also be using water-based media, so if you like to "get into your art," bring a paint shirt.
Reservations for all classes come directly through me. There is limited space in our classroom, so please verify ahead of time - with me - that there is room for your child to make the most of their class time.
Thanks in advance for sharing my artwork with your friends and family,
Ethan B made a page just oozing with "E Power" using markers and stamps.
It's Going to Be a Busy Week
Here's a few of the bolded items on this week's agenda:

Attending a Golden Acrylics Workshop (taught by the paint manufacturer, with a special focus on learning Open Acrylics) with some good friends
Orion Oaks Fine Arts Night, an evening spent with the students at Orion Oaks Elementary, sharing and teaching pet portraiture
grownUP Journaling Class
Ordering the proof of my newest book, this one for children, titled "A Dog Named Blue."
Completing 3 commissions and aDaily Paintworks Challenge painting (perhaps I can combine the challenge piece with a commissioned work!)
Shipping 3 paintings to an exhibition and sending 3 others off to their new homes
Enjoying the long weekend with family and friends.

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