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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pears Oil Paintings for the 30/30 Leslie Saeta September Challenge and a Few Watercolors and Workshops by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

Three Pears 14039
8x16x3/4"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 3/4" depth

Pear 14040
10x8 on Linen panel

Truck Yard
Watercolor Moleskine
 Saturday 3 of my girlfriends and I made it over to Dallas for the Urban Sketchers of Texas Meeting at the Truck Yard for a fun afternoon of sketching and people watching. (If you are young and have a dog this is a happening place.) If you would like to join check out this blog site for information. Urban Sketchers



Roses and Lemon 14041
Watercolor 6x8"  on Rtistx board
I thought I'd try my hand at some watercolor and practice on some new boards I got at Rtistx.com and with some wax protection, these can be hung without glass or on a table top easel like below. I am using Renaissance Micro-crystalline was made in England that I purchased from Amazon. Julie Ford Oliver has posted a short video of how she applies it.

Purple Roses 14042
Watercolor 8x6"


If you want some instruction in watercolor and are in the area, Richard Stephens is conducting an October workshop at Artists Showplace Gallery in Dallas.

Suzy and I have sadly cancelled my October sketchbook journaling workshop in her studio. We just didn't have enough to sign up for me to make the 5 or 6 hour drive. I appreciate the ones who were interested and maybe another time, but journal on.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Paintings for the Leslie Saeta 30/30 Challenge Roses and Lemons, Small Oil Paintings by Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee

Roses #4 14036
Oil, 6x6x1.5" gallery wrapped canvas

As some of you know I have been painting for the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge by Leslie Saeta. My goal was to revisit some workshop notes and DVD's with a follow up study of technique and study. This is the 4th rose study but with a different color scheme.

Lemon 14037
Oil, 6x6x1.5"
In this 30/30 challenge as I was reviewing some notes I found Hedi Moran's treatment of a lemon is something I had to try. I've taken two workshops with her, in Arkansas and Arizona and she has several DVD's if you can't get to a workshop. She is known for her florals. She will be at the Scottsdale Artists School in February 2015 and Scottsdale is easy to get to and easy to get around once there. 

Lemon #2, 14038
6x6x1.5" Oil on Gallery wrapped canvas

Another lemon today ? I hope not but these are fun to paint and a little like painting pears, fun!



Good news this morning Three Roses 14033 has found a Texas home and I hope this art collector enjoys a small oil in their collection. 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

More Roses and the 30/30 Leslie Saeta Painting Challenge and a Journaling Workshop by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

Three Roses 14033
Oil
6x6x1.5

Pitcher with Blue 14031
Oil, 6x6x1.5"

Vase of Roses
Oil 10x8




 Three Roses #2, 14034

Oil 6x6x1.5"

Three Roses #3, 14035
Oil, 6x6x1.5


I am one of a thousand plus artists who are participating in the September 30/30 painting challenge, paint each day and post on the Leslie Saeta blog. After awhile the paintings begin to stack up and the oils will need to dry before being shipped. I've devised this cardboard and plastic cups (different sizes for panels or gallery wrapped) structure to keep the space problem to a minimum.


If a painting states it is on gallery wrapped canvas it is usually on a 1.5" depth canvas that does not require framing. Here is a close up of what one of these paintings might look like with the sides painted and I coordinate the colors to the front of the painting. 


I'm teaching a two day sketchbook journaling workshop in October and on the last blog post HERE are some more details. 
I have a short affordable artbyte collage tutorial available on Daily Paintworks.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Small Oils in Still Life for the Leslie Saeta 30/30 Challenge, Teapots and Roses and Sketchbook Journaling October Workshop by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

 Roses 14028
10x8, Oil on Canvas Panel

Teapot 14029
Oil, 6x6x1.5 gallery wrapped canvas

 
Roses in Glass 14030
Oil
10x8 canvas panel

In the previous post I mentioned I was painting in the Leslie Saeta 30/30 challenge and in times past I've blogged each day with the images and I've decided you may not want this many posts coming to your inbox and I will combine some of the entries. The Roses were started in a Nancy Franke workshop and needed work that I've now completed. The teapot is from a "peep" lunch at a Fort Worth tearoom where we sketched our lunch in our sketchbook journals. 

If it makes? I'm planning on teaching a 2 day sketchbook journaling class in Plains, TX at my friend's Suzy Powell, Backyard Gallery and Studio, October 17 and 18. Cut off date is September 15 when the decision will be made if it's a go. If you don't live in the area and need a place to stay the Rock'N N Bed and Breakfast is nearby. More about the workshop is on my website at Nancy Standlee. 
Contact Suzy at suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com.

Here are two recent journal entries from the second semester of Sketchbook Skool class.



Yesterday I signed up for the third semester of Sketchbook Skool called Storytelling. Read more about it on the link.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

White Pitcher, Small Oil Painting, Leslie Saeta 30/30 Challenge by Texas Artist Nancy Standlee

White Pitcher 14027
Oil
6x6x1.5" on gallery wrapped canvas
Sides are painted, no need for a frame, ready to hang

Hello friends, I haven't painted much this summer but I've been doing a lot of sketchbook journaling and more to come on that in future posts. I've also been trying to regroup and declutter but I'm not there yet but closer that I was 6 months ago. I wanted to join the hundreds in the new Leslie Saeta 30/30 painting challenge in September which is to paint 30 paintings in 30 days. White pitcher is day one and that means 29 more to go but if I don't make each one that is O.K. A challenge is an effort, a battle call and my theme is to revisit some workshop notes and some books while practicing painting. 
I saw this quote on Facebook and I will need it during this September painting marathon. "Instead of cleaning house I just watch an episode of Hoarders and think Wow my house looks great."

I joined Urban Sketchers August 16 and sketched in a Moleskine A4 journal with these two entries. 
This was before the meeting and some girl friends and I needed lunch in a tearoom and we sketched our lunch.
The transit authority in Fort Worth. 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Atlanta Pears, Oil Still Life, Nancy Franke Workshop by Texas Painter Nancy Standlee

Atlanta Pears 14026
8x10 Oil on canvas panel

I was in Atlanta June 13 and 14 for the Nancy Franke oil workshop and we painted from still life set ups. See the first post here.



My spot in the workshop and fortunately the Atlanta Artists Center had easels.




I traveled on AA miles and you have to travel on their time so my flight was not until 8:30 PM (and late) on Sunday so I spent most of the day at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. I enjoyed a fresh food demo by Megan McCarthy and the Garden has other recipes posted on their website.

I'm enjoying another virtual journal trip to France with Dreama and here are two pages from my Cachet 7x10 journal. If you have been in a Dreama workshop you know about these Big Girl Panties and the scale in the journal does not do them justice. These are huge and Dreama is petite so there must be a lesson here.

Joyce Hicks:
I watched a free one hour webinar this week with Joyce Hicks and it is now on YouTube with Artists Network. It details how to turn a photo into a work of art in Transforming Landscapes HERE.

Suzy Pal is getting a new studio gallery in order and has invited me to Plains October 17-18, 2014 to give a 2 day sketchbook journaling workshop. See more details on my website at http://nancystandlee.com under workshops and sign up by writing Suzy at Suzy_pal2000@yahoo.com. This is a description about the workshop I sent to Suzy.

This two day workshop is all about you and how to record some of your life events.
This sketchbook journaling workshop will be an introduction to sketchbook journaling with pen and watercolor and will focus on YOU with  a "Love Your Life" theme. We will explore choices in sketchbooks and paints and palettes, examine some great reference books and I will demo techniques I use to keep various sketchbook journals. The student does not need any previous art experience or drawing experience but just needs to come with the desire to explore some possibilities of preserving some moments on their life journey. For example, we usually have some type of hot beverage each morning and it is a great beginning for an entry. Below is an entry I made in a previous art journal workshop of a favorite coffee cup. We will begin with a structured lesson like this and then students will be able to add their personal experiences to their journals for Day One. On Day Two, we will explore travel journals and architecture and people drawings.
After sign up a supply list will be mailed with more details.
Some more details can be found on my website at http://NancyStandlee.com under workshops.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Atlanta Roses, Oil Floral, Nancy Franke Workshop, Atlanta, GA by Texas Painter Nancy Standlee

Atlanta Roses 14025
Oil, 14x11 painted on New Traditions C-15 panel

I have enjoyed another two day workshop with Nancy Franke in Atlanta June 13 and 14 at the Atlanta Artist Center and Tom Quinn was a great host. The roses above were painted from fresh roses in a still life set up. Read more about the Gainesville workshop with Nancy in February HERE.  


Lunches were so convenient as we walked a few steps to Basil's Restaurant and enjoyed great food and the Atlanta view from the patio. We had a good class size at 10 and below is some of our lunch photos. I'll post some class room photos in the next blog about the workshop. 
 








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I have written an ArtByte about the process of torn paper collage for the Daily Paintworks site is available with more than 50 images. An ArtByte is a small online tutorial that may be free or it's very affordable. Mine will be very affordable. Here is the web address and browse and download some of the free ones by Carol Marine or another favorite artist such as Julie Ford Oliver that will explain some of the tools she uses in an oil painting technique. There are several very good free ArtBytes that are filled with information. When you get to the Daily Paintworks web page, look under tutorials. Here is my online gallery at Daily Paintworks.

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