Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scraped Acrylic Paintings

On March 19th, 2014, Majean Schneider, owner of Stuff n Such in Downs, KS, held a Cookies and Crafts class.  Twelve people attended, six to paint and six to make a burlap wreath.  The following photos show the process of the scraped acrylic paintings and the people who came to enjoy an evening of fun and learning.

Getting started, pouring paint on canvas.

Completed 16"x20" scraped acrylic by Payton, age 9.

The youngest customer, age 4, scraped paint, added more paint and left the "puddles", then painting with a brush for linear contrast....all her own design!

Michelle scraping paint.

11"x14" scraped canvas.

Michelle adding linear drawing of feathers.

Michelle's completed painting.

Andrea and Jennifer  comparing notes.

Andrea's scraped canvas.

Andrea's completed canvas.

Payton working on her second painting.

Payton's completed second painting, 8"x10".

Michelle's scraped painting.

Michelle's completed painting.

Jennifer's scraped canvas.

Jennifer's completed painting.

While my students were working on their paintings, Majean helped six people create fun burlap wreaths.  One group was the Heller family who held a mini reunion while they worked and caught up with each other.  A circle of love and fun!

Heller family working on burlap wreaths.

Jessica, Majean, and another customer with their finished wreaths.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spirit of the Promise of Spring, 3-2-14

While my friends across the north and east are battling some of the deepest snows and coldest temperatures in the last fifty years, they are dreaming of spring.  For them, I dedicate this newest piece, "Spirit of the Promise of Spring".  While the snow is still falling, in the softness, protection and warmth of the womb of Mother Earth, Spring patiently awaits to be born......softly, quietly, in all her beauty.......

"Spirit of the Promise of Spring", snow dyed  raw canvas background, mixed media (acrylic, ink, pastel),  14 1/2" x 20".

Detail of "Spirit of the Promise of Spring"