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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Painting Classes

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Are you interested in a Shabby Apple gift certificate giveaway?  The dress company contacted
me recently, and wondered if my readers would like to win a $15 certificate to their store.  So, I
will ask you~my loyal followers!  Based on your feedback, I will decide whether or not to do it :)

Although I have painted sporadically over the years, I am mostly a self taught artist.  However,
when my son had to interview a local artist last year for a school project, I decided that I should
take formal painting lessons.  I thought that maybe I could learn some tips and techniques.  I put
that desire on the back burner, (as many of us moms do) and carried on with my regular routines.

Then, around Christmas, I decided that I was finally going to take the plunge and sign up for acrylic
painting lessons.  I've gone about three times, and learned some great tips.  I just put my lessons
on hold for awhile, because it is so hard for me to actually sit down and paint!  I will go back , but
for now, I did accomplish my first painting using some of the tips that I learned from my lessons.

I'm including a couple of photographs to show you the progress I made during the process.  I
now understand the importance of beginning with an underpainting, and then layering the paint.

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I like how my pink rose turned out!  It is on a 5" x 7" board.  Do you have a suggestion
on the frame color I should choose? I'm thinking white or cream.  What do you think?

4 comments:

  1. If I were to win that gift certificate, I wouldn't use it. But, I would gift it to a friend. Also, I wouldn't feel comfortable signing up for any mailing lists. Hope that helps!

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  2. How beautiful! I think a cream frame would be so pretty. You really did a nice job on it.

    ~Michelle

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  3. Hello Dear,It was a beneficial workout for me to go through your webpage.

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