Sunday, April 10, 2011

Something Different Today

Deb's studio

Deb, on far left, instructing

A simple example

My aunt, totally absorbed in her work

Linda, graphic designer, completely into her painting

EEK ... my 1st attempt

My next attempt, photographed in a bit of a hurry

My aunt's work

Another student's work

Most of Linda's work, which was fabulous

My hands, when I got home [they will be colored this way for almost a week]

   Deb Strong is an artist friend of mine [and was also an avid horse person, so we have a lot in common] She paints beautiful animal portraits and intimate nature scenes in colored pencil, as well as creating rich painted silk artwork. My aunt very much wanted to take her introductory course, so she generously signed both of us up.
   The course was one day, and gave us all a taste of what it is like to paint on silk. It is QUITE different from watercolor on paper ... WOW!!! But everyone found the process to be a heck of a lot of fun, and I know my aunt and I would love to do more. Another student, Linda, was so completely absorbed in her creative process, she did not speak, and we had to check to ensure she was still breathing. [kidding ... she was totally gone into her work] 
   A great time was had by all, and I would like to thank Deb for her wonderful instruction, and kindness for hosting us at her studio. And I must thank my aunt for her generousity in allowing me to attend the session.
   I almost forgot to mention - there is an excellent web site with several painters' work available for viewing. it is the "silk painter's guild", and the work is exquisite.


  1. Sounds like great fun, I have no idea what painting on silk is like, but maybe worth a try? Have a nice day.

  2. how fun, and they all turned out fantastic. Thanks for showing us

  3. Ooo, that looks like so much fun!! Love your chicken and your aunts cats! :)

  4. sounds like great fun! wonderful day

  5. Beautiful work, full of creativity.

  6. I really enjoyed looking through this post. So much to see :0)