My Muse

My Muse

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

VIDEO#2 HOW I PAINT BLACK LABS IN WATER



This is today's video. Defining the dog and identifying shapes and highlights. Enjoy!!! And yes there were many out takes!!!!

Warmly, Sheila    (The next video will be on Thursday..I have a full day tomorrow of teaching)

PAINTING THE BLACK LAB IN WATER #1 in MY NEW VIDEO SERIES


Since Sophie became my Spirit Muse she has been sending me ideas to keep me occupied. This is one of them.  #1 in a small series that I am putting together of how I paint a black Lab in water. I am offering the series on here for free now but will soon be doing a DVD and selling them for a minimum price.

This series will have 4 videos in it. Thanks for looking!!
Sheila

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Look What Happens When You Buy A New Tube of Paint


So, we are still in the planning stage of heading out into America.  Praying for the economy to turn so we can make our "escape" but in the mean time working towards it by painting.

Greens have been a bug-a-boo to me but I recently asked a friend what he used to get his greens. He told me a few colors in oil but since I am teaching acrylic painting classes, I searched for similar color in that medium. I love Golden Open Acrylics and found Anthraquinone Blue. Dark blue when mixed with Cadmium Orange and a touch of Cadmium Yellow and voila!! A whole range of greens.

I started this painting in class then took it to my studio to finish and frame.  There is farmland in Viera near the wetlands and this was a scene from there. Quiet, secluded. The trail there leads to tributary of the St. John's River.

"Peaceful Day"
9" x 12" Golden Open Acrylics on linen on masonite. Framed.  $395.00 plus $10.00 s&h