I did this painting in a class with Dorothy Dent. She held classes for 3 days but I was only able to do this one. It was wonderful learning from her. It's hard to make the colors all come out right but I think it turned out great!
I started this painting several months ago, and just decided to work on it one day when I was snowed in. I still need to do a little work to it, but over all I like the look. It's oils on a Dream Canvas - 16x20.
I did this for a friend of our family. He was always here when he was a kid. Seemed like one of our own. Now he's grown with his own family. I love painting in oils - but had no idea how much fun acrylics could be. The old window frame tops it off.
This was done with a kit I purchased at the 2008 HOOT in Columbus, OH. This is pen and ink and oil paints - done with a process called rouging. The kit was by Mary Owens Designs. I absolutely have fallen in love with this process.
This is my first still life after a 17 year break. This was actually done in a class where we took the original photographs then painted what ever picture we wanted. This is a dry brush technique on Fantasy Canvas. (20x16 Oil on Canvas)
This is a portrait that I did of my mom's engagement picture. I had no idea I could paint portraits. This is done with a dry brush technique on a Fantasy Canvas. Completely done in sepia tones. (16x20 Oil on Canvas)
I live in the rural south east corner of Ohio in what's commonly called Switzerland of Ohio. I've been married to my husband Marlon since 1989. We have 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. I took 17 years off of painting to raise kids, but started painting again in late 2007. While at the 2008 HOOT Painting classes in Columbus, OH I purchased a kit for Pen & Ink and Oil Rouging. Oh my, it's been so much fun learning this new technique. Portraits in the dry brush technique have also captured my fascination. My artistic talent is completely God given. I have never had any professional training, other than some local painting classes. I'm getting ready to venture into some watercolors, but I'm really not sure how that's going to turn out. I guess time will tell.