Saturday, February 18, 2017

The French experience,, Nutella and Strawberries

6x6 Strawberry Heaven
My little Cream Puff! Exciting to do. I am loving the process of the wet block in , then the pure paint on top. I am learning so much. This is still week one of the course. I have been listening to a playlist of French songs and watching my dream video of lavender blowing in the breeze.

This is an 8x10  Peonies in Blue JarI still do not like the shutter and plan to  brush it out and blend it. Below is a photo of No Sugar Added Shortbread cookie with Nutella and a Strawberry. Delicious and I may paint these!

 I have more Bonus photos to paint but they need to wait.  This past week was so busy,  My daughter and I went to see PARIS GLOW  the bridges of Paris, all black and white photos taken at night at the Mansfield Art Center. Then to Malabar Farm State Park for dinner and tour. We got to sit at the family table since it was my birthday and then toured the home, which had many French articles as the Bromfield family lived in Paris for fourteen years until WWII started. I was immersed in the French Adventure.

"Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned." Peter Pan

Il est temps detre heureux (It is the  time to be happy)

"Actually the best gift you could giver was a lifetime of adventures" Lewis Carroll , Alice in Wonderland
#creampuffoil, #Nutellastrawberrycookies,#Peonies


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

French Bonbon and Cherry Delight paintings and the French experience.

Bon Jour
My beret, found in my Mom's Red Hat Collection
This is a new start with Dreama Toll e Perry's class "Once Upon a Time in Provence. What an exciting online experience.  Not only do we learn to paint but learn French words and phrases, get French movie recommendations, French recipes, Music, Meditation, and so much positive encouragement.  I am loving this new technique of oil painting .

 I am trying to keep up with my art journal and my regular journal also. .This morning  I went to a Balance Class  and really liked it. It was a good workout. Then I walked the dog between rain showers.

This is the underpainting of The Petite Bonbon

The Petite Bonbon 6x6 Oil

Cherry Delight 6x6 Oil.

This is surely a challenging experience. Putting on all that transparent color with the medium, then putting regular paint, with no medium on top. Sometimes having to use a butterfly touch as Debra Joyce Dawson taught me. Today I will work on another sweet treat with a strawberry. 
Au Revoir! until next week