Rio Chana

Pastel, and wind on sanded board. 11×14

Beautiful day. Beautiful river. I felt a bit like I was riding a bull trying to keep my easel in the ground.

Cork and Canvas

Cork and Canvas Painting Sessions

You don’t have to be an artist to go and try something new, and have fun! Bring your favorite buddy, some of your favorite photos, a snack, and something to sip, and walk away with real art that you created! You will be making your own art from a photo! We will be working in pastels on sanded paper which is a wonderful, vibrant, forgiving medium. All materials provided.

These classes are offered on three Saturday evenings in June. Each of the three evening sessions will be slightly different, and you will learn important art fundamentals such as value, color, composition, and texture.

Try one session, or come to all three! Discount offered if you purchase all three sessions. Click the buttons below for more information, and to purchase!

Dates: June 2, 16, and 30, 2018

Location: Sunnyvale Texas (about 15 miles east of downtown Dallas)

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Let’s Take This Side Road

8″ x 10″ pastel on sanded paper

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” -Erol Oman

We are driving across West Texas today. The wildflowers have been delightful! I love all to imagine what is down all those side roads. And to further imagine what would, or could happen when we get off the beaten path whether it be the highway, or just the course we are heading.

My lap studio.

We and Our Shadow

4’x3′ mixed media

Walking to School series No• 15

“Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.” -Jean de La Fontaine

I count the friendship between these two among my biggest blessings.

Listening to Spring

10″x8″ pastel on sanded paper

“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” -Anne Lamott

Waiting in the Wings

12″x9″ pastel on sanded paper

I used the pallet I have been using to paint evening primrose flowers to paint these little dancers. I also used as few strokes as possible. I find fields of flowers are more beautiful, and interesting with less information spelled out not more, perhaps that technique will work tiny ballerinas?