October 28, 2016 · 9:38 am
Dearest blog readers,
Happy Friday! How did you week go? I hope it was fantastic!
Today, I bring you exciting news that registration for my brand NEW online class just opened up! I am beyond delighted to share this with you.
Over the past few months I have been studying Degas and honing my figure drawing skills. Degas’ ballerinas proved to be the perfect muse! I’ve dedicated myself to sketching the human form daily and the work is so rewarding.
Here is the preview video for the class!
In this very special class, you will not only learn about the wondrous world of Degas but you will gain new skills in figure drawing, composition and color theory, while expanding your pastel and mixed media expertise.
Whether you are a beginner or an seasoned artist, the techniques and style of Degas will inspire and delight you. His use of color is extraordinary and his meticulous dedication to his art is truly motivating. From my research, I have gleaned some exciting ways for us to study his work and put some of his methods into our own practice.
I would love to have you in class!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Much love and gratitude,
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October 28, 2015 · 6:00 am
Hope your week is going well! It’s almost Friday and then Halloween! My kids are crazy excited. I’m a little less so – it looks like it will be raining here, so we’ll be flipping a coin for who stays in and doles out candy and who leads the little ones around the neighborhood, umbrellas in tow!
Today, I have a beautiful treat for you. Have you ever wondered what a famous artists’ palette looks like? Well photographer, Matthias Schaller did and he captured these beautiful and historical “portraits” of just that! Such a rare treasure to see these! I’ve paired the images of the palettes with some of the artists’ work so we can witness the connection between palette and painter…
Isn’t that so fascinating to see? I just love being able to see the same hand on the palette as we do on the canvas. To see the entire exhibit of palettes go here.
Do you ever take pictures of your own palette? They can be quite beautiful!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
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