For the last 4-5 years I've donated something for the auction that is held at the Museum of Aviation (one of the best I've ever been to I might add) in Warner Robins, Georgia. This is their 25th Annual auction! I have usually done small pieces - handpainted glass and handsculpted clay on platters, etc. But this year I wanted to do something BIG ~ I mean it is the 25th one! I kept with tradition and created two glass vases with handsculpted flowers on them and in my haste to get everything to the museum I forgot to take photos - one had a calla lilies wrapped around it and the other a big magnolia with leaves. Here is the 36x48 canvas that I painted and took for the auction that will be on July 17th. There are usually a 1,000+ people that attend and they have a Taste of Local Cuisine - so plenty of food of all kinds.
My new header ~ I painted this very pink seascape painting while at my friend Donnas house in May and was pleased with it but it was so Flat looking - colorwise that is. I had also just finished up a class at the gallery with Eileen on old world glazing techniques and LOVED the glaze that she introduced me to so much that I had to see what it would do to this painting! I wish I had a before and after because the color change is remarkable! Plus, the glaze smells good enough to EAT! It smells "orangy - tangy - yummy".
Paint Class ~ I know it seems like forever since I shared a paint class with ya huh? I usually have very few classes in the summer with everyone being so busy and my boys out of school but couldn't go without doing them. In fact, I've taught every month without fail since October 2006 ~ thought about taking a break in July and probably should have with me going to Florida for the Painting Summit but I'd miss my students too much!
We painted Grapes on Monday and after I painted the original I remembered how much the glaze brought up the colors in the sunset and so I decided to use them on the grapes and LOVE the way it turned out and so did my students.
Getting ready for a stroke workshop on Saturday - looking forward to a really indepth study on strokes and what can be done with them! Will share photos with you soon!
Have a great day. Blessings,