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Let us have a complete restoration of America!!
***PLEASE don't pave one more beautiful pasture,
***PLEASE don't cut down one more tree,
***PLEASE don't build another building,
**NO MORE LAND DEVELOPMENT UNTIL THE RESTORATION OF THE EXISTING IS COMPLETE**
S T O P . . . U R B A N . . . S P R A W L *** S A V E ... O U R ... L A N D ! !
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
"I was amazed at how much was accomplished in this 1-day workshop. Paula's organization of materials, teaching style, knowledge of the subject matter, artistic expertise, and passion for sharing her art all worked together to make this a powerfully valuable workshop. It was a gift and privilege to participate - very inspirational. Thank you!!"
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Definately not finished, as you can see by the sky. Just wanted to share.
8"x15" on Uart 500 bonded to gatorboard.
I was at the frame shop the other day and they have a gorgeous frame in the bargain bin. The moulding was made in Italy and because they only had a little bit left, they made this 8"x15" frame.
Friday, October 16, 2009
I have an update on Sally. Her blood work came back late this afternoon and she has diabetes. The reason she is having a hard time walking with her back legs is because she has diabetic neuropathy, a condition caused by the diabetes. After the ulcers in her mouth are cleared up with antibiotics, then she will be put on a special diet and will be given insulin, pill form, and she should be feeling better soon. I'm hoping also (through all the research I've been doing about this) that she will be walking better soon also. Though there is no way of knowing if getting the diabetes under control will help her back legs. She isn't in any pain, except for the ulcers in her mouth and that will be gone soon. All we can do now is pray and hope for the best.
Thank you for caring!
Wednesday she started drooling and can't eat or drink, but she wants to. She started sitting in the shower after we took showers. And, there is a terrible smell coming from her mouth. He looked in her mouth and there are ulcers all over her tongue. He is doing the blood work now and will call me later with the results.
My cats are my babies. Our world revolves around our animals. I'm so scared. We lost 2 of our cats last year. One had hyperthyroidism and passed away and the other just disappeared one day.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Time to get back to my studio! There is a painting I'm planning and it's going to be a big one 24"x36". The Ampersand Pastelbords are on their way from Dick Blick and should be here in a couple of days.
Headed to the Hays Frame Shop to pick up the frame and museum glass for Eastern Shore Marsh II tomorrow (after the dentist) and will get that framed and ready to go to the Lookout Mountain Gallery.
After that I'm headed to my studio Friday, Saturday is plein air painting with Linda Kerlin, Sunday will be back to my studio.
Busy busy busy!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
All I can say is this painting was a great learning experience!
I learned a great deal from this painting. Bringing it back from mud was quite the experience. At times it was hard not go break into tears or take the painting and stomp on it in a childish temper tantrum. Something in me just kept saying "keep going, it's going to be ok."
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
I have been imagining my next painting and working it out in my head for a couple of days now. It will be dark and dramatic. There will be a small island of Adirondack pines, floating on a deep, dark lake with a very dramatic sky in the background. I've worked out the composition in thumbnails, but more work has to be done before pastels hit the paper. Preliminary value sketchs, color analysis....
Anticipation of Autumn ... coming soon.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
A Beginner’s Workshop
Saturday, August 1, 2009
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Yeiser Art Center - 200 Broadway - Paducah KY 42001
Balance due July 25, 2009.
You will be painting a beautiful landscape with step by step instructions and individual help. You will learn to work with photographs to simplify the landscape, do thumbnail sketching, under paint and tone your paper. There will be a demonstration of mounting and framing your work and handouts for online resources and interesting websites.
This workshop is full of information.
Class size is limited. Register early!
Supply list given at registration.
To Register contact Carol Harlan at 270-554-4803
Snacks and water will be available.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
So, you all have a wonderful weekend!! I'll start painting lots with my new easel next week.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
First I sketched out a painting. Didn't like it so I rubbed it out. Paper doing fine.
Then I sketched and painted with pastels. Didn't like it so I rubbed it out...again. Paper doing fine.
Then I sketched, painted, and douced it with Turpenoid. Paper nice and dry, no warping at all! Paper doing great! Me on the other hand am not doing so well at this point.
Then I painted, rubbed it out, painted it again, rubbed it out again. Paper still doing fine. 5 Foam brushes not doing so well.
This time I was really careful to paint on it. Unfortunately I didn't like it again so I took out into the driveway, stomped on it several hundred times, got the hose out and doused it with nice cold water... over and over and over.... I am happy to say, it dried, no warping at all!
Ok, last attempt........ didn't turn out so good ....... back out to the driveway, lit match and burned it!
BUT! I'm very happy with the new Uart Premium Pastel Paper. It is an excellent product!
It will withstand water, turpenoid, watercolor, and any other wet media. It doesn't warp at all. You can scrub it off and use it again...if you want to that is.
On the other hand, when you've lost all your talent and can't paint ANYTHING, put the uart away for a while and don't burn it.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I'm proud to announce that I am now selling the TOTOBOBO Artist/Craftsman Mask. You can find information and purchase the mask here
I discovered this mask because I was having problems breathing after painting with pastels. After a desperate search for the perfect mask, I found this one and love it so much that I decided to endorse it completely by selling it. It has probably saved my health.
Be kind to yourself and love yourself enough to stay safe, no matter what medium you use. Protect your health so you'll be able to live a long, wonderful, happy creative life!!I couldn't imagine living without painting in pastels!