Sunday, September 20, 2009
Last weekend, my daughter and I were in a Cape May watercolor workshop.
The instructor, Marge Chavooshian, is an excellent painter
and a very patient teacher.
The reason I titled this "Three Times a Charm?" is because this is the third year we have taken this workshop. The first year I absolutely froze & could not paint or draw anything. (I don't mean I was cold...I was blocked, stumped, baffled, etc.) The second year I drew & painted, but whined the whole time to my daughter about how hard it is to draw buildings.
(She's an architect...piece of cake for her!)
THIS time I was DETERMINED to draw & paint a house. True, I did leave out the fancy gingerbread, but I came home with a house painting! My daughter kept reminding me that I did paint the Eiffel Tower ... and I kept the whining to a minimum.
Thanks for visiting me today! Now go have more mosaic fun at Mary's Mosaic Monday.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
On Tuesday, when everyone else went back to school,
my friend Linda & I went to Longwood Gardens.
We were celebrating our own "Not Having To Go To Work" day!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
"Red Poppy" by Georgia O'Keeffe
Georgia O'Keeffe is one of my favorite artists & now she's back in the spotlight! There's an upcoming movie on Lifetime on Sept. 19, starring
Joan Allen & Jeremy Irons. You can see the trailer here.
There's also an exhibit of O'Keeffe's abstract paintings opening this month at
The Whitney Museum. More info here.
I used Georgia O'Keeffe in my lessons for many years. My favorite lesson was having third graders make big paper sculpture flowers after looking at O'Keeffe's work.
I even designed and painted a dog inspired by O'Keeffe that I called "Poppy".
Artists were selected to paint one of 30 five foot tall fiberglass "Nipper" dogs as a public art project in Moorestown, NJ. The dogs were later sold at a fund-raising auction.
There's a wonderful clip on You Tube with Georgia at a fiesty 92! Another clip showing her flower paintings here. Enjoy!