I’m finally settling in at a brand new studio and the great news is… its not mine!
Why is this great news you ask? Well, it’s simply because the man who owns it runs the other part of the art studio business…. FRAMING! That’s right, when you are finished painting your masterpiece see Dan (the owner) for the finishing touches… a beautiful frame.
Please note that Wednesday July 15 will be a drink and paint session. 35.00 gets you a 16×20 canvas, easel, paint, brushes, palette, and instruction to create a beautiful beach sunset.
Each Wednesday I hold a class from 6-8pm for those who want to learn more about art. Any kind of art. If you bring your own supplies the cost is only $15.00. For those of you who are new to painting or who don’t want to bother with supplies you can use mine however your cost will be $25.00. Either path you choose I will be available to guide you in whatever medium you choose to explore. Pastels, Acrylic Paint, Oil Paint etc…. whatever you need to learn I can guide you.
Just give me a call at 401-300-6036 so I can sign you up!
I look forward to teaching you some skills to work on so you can grow your art talent!
Here it is, a few days before spring, and the wind is howling like a wild animal through the cracks of my windows. Maybe it’s because of the pond. All I know is that I have never had such a case of cabin fever in my entire life until now. This winter has afforded me many opportunities though so I am thankful for that. I created my new home studio filled with all my favorite things and added another bedroom onto my home. My daughter has come back to live with me and all is well.
Although my studio name has changed to THE RUSTY PALLETTE my artwork remains the same. Unique, twisted, and strange.
After closing the final chapter in my YA Novel, synopsis written and three chapters sent out to Agents, I begin a new story. We could all use a new story right?
So with that said, keep your eyes peeled for pix of my new studio. I’m still perfecting it however I will leave you with the images below to help you imagine where my next project is taking me.
The project promotes the illustrators’ art in a unique way and gives them an opportunity to create a masterpiece together. It provides them a platform to give back to the community by expressing themselves and sharing their talent with the world.
Lewis Carroll created Wonderland, and the story surrounding it, out of his love of entertaining children. His story gained great success and 150 years later is still enjoyed by children all over the world.
We are here to drive forward Lewis Carroll’s idea of encouraging art and creativity among children. At 150Alice, all profits from this book will be donated to educating children in China and Mongolia about art and creativity. With your generous support, we can help a generation of children develop a more vivid imagination.
I would like to thank both Sig and Thomas for letting me work on such an important project.
I have put another painting on THE STORY EMPORIUM wall, this one is of The Dusty Butterfly who plays quite a large role in “A Trashy Novel” – my latest book that is in the editing stage… hooray! While writing this novel I thought I would never see the end of it but finally after years of thinking and percolating ideas then 2 years of putting it together I finally have the evidence of a finished piece of work. When I wrote and illustrated my three picture books the same process took place where I felt hopeless and couldn’t finish. I have to say the novel was the worst of all four books when it came to the ominous feeling of complete and utter doom that I would never reach the end. The great part is the more I wrote it and got to know each character and how they all related to each other the plots twisted into each other naturally and a real world full of fantasy blossomed and came to life. What a feeling of accomplishment! All I have to say at this point in the process is I truly hope you come to love and enjoy the characters I created and get lost in the world I created for them. If you do then I can happily say, I’ve done my job.
Thank you everyone who follows my work and especially those who pass the word on about it to their friends. It’s through you that my work becomes known and enjoyed by others and to be quite honest is what makes the many hours of creating worth it.
I am very excited to announce that I will be moving my art supplies, drawing board, painting table, and all of the stuff I use to create my books and illustrations to a public studio. My plan is to work there daily and I encourage everyone to come and visit me while I produce my next two books with illustrations. I will also be selling books from the studio along with prints of the illustrations. My paintings in progress can be viewed and prints will be for sale on those as well. I am so excited to be able to do this. I will post further details as the time nears and send out invitations to my entire mailing list. I am planning on having some activities and classes for children as well as planned school visits to the author’s studio. Please pass this information along to anyone you may know that would be interested in seeing what I have to offer. I will put out more information as the time nears.
As far as my novel goes, I am getting good reviews from my writer’s group. I haven’t any new drawings to post at this time because I have been getting ready for the studio. Please comment and leave any thoughts on me opening a public studio. I would love to hear your opinions.
Any artist will tell you there is no better place to be than the ZONE. This weekend I worked all sorts of hours and it felt like no time at all. I have been in the zone before but never this deep. Once out of it, I was confused and dazed. It was almost a scary feeling and if that is one of the side effects of deep zoning than I am willing to have more of it. Here are some of the pieces I created while in that zone. Tomorrow I will be adding the finishing touches on it and this piece called “The Ringmaster and his Prey” will be finished and in line behind the “Evil Clown” waiting to be hung in my new studio… I will announce more on that in the springtime. So many great things I have in store for my young readers this year!
Ok, I went, I saw, and I LOVED!!! The Hope Artist Village is where I want to spend my days painting and weekends selling. The energy there is amazing. I am going to continue to create enough paintings to fill the walls in the studio so when I do move in, it will be beaming with all of my work. Please everyone send me good energy to obtain the perfect studio so that I can actually eat dinner on my kitchen table with my family instead of painting on it and have everyone eat in the living room … 🙂