Every Face Tells a Story! Feeling gratefully blessed! I have loved drawing/painting portraits for as long as I can remember. Even with that said, I wasn't the best at it when I was younger! My desire to be able to draw realistically nudged me along to find others who could help me to that end. I fondly remember my Jr. High and Highschool art … [Read more...] about Grateful News!
This retreat has been canceled due to Covid19. The Artists Retreat for the Soul has been created for the sole purpose of creating and growing both spiritually (from a biblical perspective) and creatively. Hopefully, this will be an annual retreat with different themes. Developing 20/20 … [Read more...] about Artists Retreat for the Soul!
"I have picked up Audrey's brochure at Hobby Lobby several times over the years, wanting to learn to draw realistic portraits. I graduated with a BFA in graphic design in 1987 from SMSU, was employed as an artist and got married to my sweetheart, Tim, all within a three month period. I worked for five years until I had my first son, and then came … [Read more...] about Meet Student Lynne Hall
Meet student Karla Daniel! She is approaching her one year anniversary of taking classes with me. One of the best perks of teaching is watching your students grow in their skills. I thought you would like to see her progress. This photo is her initial drawing prior to instruction. She learned how to use her right side of the brain to … [Read more...] about Student Focus Karla Daniel
Doing great art is only part of the equation! How you present it within a mat or frame will either make or break it! In the upcoming Mat & Frame Workshop, I will address these 5 finishing touches to enhance your art, creative matting options and more! Placement and size of your signature. Where and how you place your signature can … [Read more...] about 5 Finishing Touches to Enhance Your Art
No matter how old you are, there is great joy in drawing! Learning at a young age makes it even better because you have all the more time to enjoy it. Drawing is a teachable skill, just like learning to write you name, yet so few learn to do it. Many think you have to be born with the talent to draw, but that's not true. Learning to draw is just … [Read more...] about The Joy of Drawing!
Exhibit at the Library Station 2535 N. Kansas Expressway, Springfield, MO September - November 30th It's been a long time coming! For years I have wanted to venture into another realm of art, just for my own pleasure. Over this last year I have been working on a new series of paintings I've titled "Reflections". I am moved by the energy of the … [Read more...] about New Paintings and New Exhibits!
I love the idea of creating on anything and everything! Our chairs were in dire need of a new paint job! Why stop there, I thought. We love the idea of tropical beaches and though we live at a beautiful lake, we still miss the palm trees and the beach. Now we can have both when we sit in our chairs on the dock! What have you added your … [Read more...] about Create on Everything!
When I saw this photo of Adeline, I knew I had to paint it! She LOVES her Elmo!! This is my precious granddaughter. I loved the soft sunlight on her face with the glowing lime green in the background to complement the red Elmo hat. I'm sure there will be many more paintings and drawings to come with a model as cute as this! … [Read more...] about Adeline Loves Elmo!
The 12th day of creating was busy with the holiday and entertaining. However, part of the evenings activities was painting. I was a bit under the weather, but played with my paints anyway. I can truly say this was just play and nothing I'm too interested in. Although, I'm inspired by the next one I've just begun. I knew when I began this … [Read more...] about the 12th day of creating!