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Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Monday, May 19, 2014

Basket of Blooms, Floral Oil Painting from the Scottsdale Hedi Moran Workshop, Fall Art Journaling Workshop by Arlington TX Artist Nancy Standlee

Basket of Blooms 14020
16x20 Oil on 3/4" traditional gallery wrapped canvas
Available on Daily Paintworks

This was painted on the third day of the 5 day workshop I recently took with Hedi Moran in Scottsdale AZ at the Scottsdale Artists School. See the two previous posts on my blog for more details. 
Here are several photos of the facilities and we had our lunch catered and ate out on the shady patio. There were 15 students in the class.

In the last post I showed a glass palette I've "made" and now I'm thinking how will I keep my paints from drying out and when I was in a Dreama Tolle Perry workshop she was using these Paint Savers so I've placed an order from Dick Blick. They look like miniature cake covers. Here is their website for more info. Paint Savers.
These will help save this pretty new color Hedi introduced to us as Shiva Yellow Citron on ASWExpress.

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 under workshops and sign up by writing Suzy at This is a description about the workshop I sent to Suzy today:

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 under workshops.

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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