Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Sandy Scales Seminar Pieces

After a week of business travel where I returned from Santa Fe late Friday afternoon, Mark and I got out of bed Saturday morning at 4:30 am to drive to Delaware. We were attending another Sandy Scales seminar at Painter's Paradise and need to arrive no later than 8:30 am. Well, we did great on the road as the traffic was pretty light which helped us arrive at Starbucks by 8:00 am. Wow, we had time to spare. After picking up our drinks and drinks for Sandy, we headed to Painter's Paradise arriving with plenty of time to set everything up. The first piece we painted was the green plaque picture above. For that piece we did a lot of shaded, floated some color, highlighted some flowers with a little extender and a mop brush and marbleized the outer edge. In all the Saturday class went very well and even though I consider myself a slow painter, I was able to keep up with everybody.

On Sunday we worked on the plate pictured above. I just love fan strokes which the piece has a lot of those strokes. I find them fun and easy to do. I think I have that technique down pat. When I returned home, I still needed to finish the plate's outer edges. So, I took two of the colors from the palette, made a purple mix, and then antiqued the piece with a gray wash. I am pleased with the results. The next Sandy Scales seminar is scheduled for February 13 & 14 at Painter's Paradise. Again, Mark and I have booked our places for that seminar then then end of the month we will be attending Maureen's Seminar in Wichita. We have so many classes scheduled that I am having a little hard time keeping track of them. I know I have two classes scheduled with David Jansen as well later this year. Boy, I should hire an assistant.

Still lots going on at Pampered Palette as we have received lots of new wood, metal and canvas painting surfaces along with many new supplies. Rapidly our shelves are becoming completely stock, which is good. But it has definitely kept me busy along with all the seminar painting and the Heritage lesson pieces I am painting. Maybe I can clone myself so I can have another set of Anyway, there is never a dull moment. This is about it for the news right now. Until the next post, Happy Painting.

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