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Painterly Saturday afternoons

Orchards in bloom: acrylic painting project

Painterly afternoons on Saturdays is a new guided art activity at my studio-gallery.

Who and what is this activity suitable for?

It is for people of all ages who would like to try drawing or painting and experience a nice atmosphere, friendly company and plenty of inspiration.

It is for those who look for inspiration, or need some advice or help with their art. It is also for those who have stuck or don’t know how to get back to creation of art. We have sometimes started an artwork, but are not sure how to proceed. What to do next? What color to use? What other steps to take? When is the painting finished? How much of detail should be implemented? How to correct unsuccessfully painted spots? Why does the painting have no impact? I can suggest answers to these and other questions you are facing with your artistic endeavors.

It is for those who think they already depend too much on mobile devices and their computers. Take a break and employ your artistic side of the brain! While addiction to devices frequently stresses out even young kids, drawing and painting activities allow to calm down and recharge for any upcoming events which one may anticipate.

 

It is for those who feel lonely and upset and wish they had something nice to engage in during their leisure. It is not always the finished artwork which matters, sometimes the re-gained self-confidence and relaxed state of mind are much more important!

It is for those who feel bored, tired and exhausted. Why not to do something completely different? It’s always worth a try. You may be surprised how much pleasure is in simple artistic task.

Fall birches collage: acrylic painting project

It is for those who complain they never have their own time. Take your time and enjoy some quiet moment in the stormy life.

Materials for regular painting styles in watercolor and acrylic, as well as drawing paper and pencils are sold or offered (depends on size and type of materials), and anybody can take their own stuff, as well.

Winter creek project: acrylic for adults

You could find out about new techniques or approaches, you would be able to refresh your artistic senses or learn something, too. It is not a regular class or workshop, but I am always offering tips, ideas, help and advice. I specialize in nature, still life, floral and scenery drawing and painting, and that is pretty much the skill I can share.

Orchards in bloom: acrylic painting project

Real flowers, fruits and vegetables most often will not be available during winter months, however, there are usually some. References photos for scenery, floral and still life painting are offered if you would like to try this type of drawing and painting.

Abstract scenes or abstract art can be created easily, as well, and I will provide with additional materials.

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  1. Beautiful pictures. Now you see the house, now you don’t! :-)

    January 24, 2014
    • Thanks Brenda! I created collage and put together some of paintings which were done during classes.

      January 24, 2014
      • That’s what I thought. They were lovely in a collage.

        January 24, 2014
      • Thanks Brenda! There have been so many art classes that I would probably need 10 blogs to publish everything we are doing. I also thought that placing more paintings on one sheet might work well. The only minus is collage pics take time, editing, cutting, changing sizes, uploading, downloading, so on until this all is somehow sorted out and arranged. I actually enjoy a lot creating these multiple image pictures, it’s fun since you can move them around and add or take off. Well, I love colors, too.

        January 24, 2014
      • I’m not very good at it. I tried creating a collage of blog award to take up less sidebar room, but I wasn’t patient enough I guess, because nothing lined up quite right. Still it worked. For art work, I would have been more patient (I think).

        I found a whole bunch of watercolors I’ve done. Some better than I remembered. I was very pleased with some of them. I love creating art. I’m glad to be getting back to it.

        January 24, 2014
      • Well, you learn everything as you go. I simply need that type of images for advertising (since the space is usually limited), so I had to work out a quick approach for that, as well. I don’t even have expensive editing software, and sort of don’t need it. Patience is one thing I have, and I suppose, you have it, too, because how otherwise could you have created so many fantastic fairy tales and stories, and illustrations? It’s most often time which we don’t have in abundance. Getting back to painting is always great. Especially because we can counterbalance the time we are involved with digital stuff, internet and blogging. Real painting is always alive since it keeps your energies, thoughts and vibrations. This is something which digital image will never have. And that is good. I will be waiting to see some of your new paintings published.

        January 24, 2014
      • I’m working on it, but so far I’m not satisfied. I’m going to keep trying. :-)

        January 25, 2014
      • I’m sure these paintings will be fine. Persistence is one more good feature. Trying and experimenting is inevitable in achieving something. Some self-criticism is helpful, but you shouldn’t be too strict to yourself.

        January 25, 2014
      • Thanks for your encouragement! :-)

        January 25, 2014
      • You’re very welcome!

        January 25, 2014
  2. Superb idea Inese well done I am sure it is very helpful idea to many with your great skilful support being around.

    January 24, 2014
    • Thanks Doron! Yes, some students and other people told they’d love such time when they could simply stop by and get something done. Sometimes paintings need finishing touches, sometimes people need a small bit of encouragement.

      January 24, 2014
      • No doubt they do and it is a clever idea. The pictures look great reults too.

        January 24, 2014
      • I simply found it difficult cutting out time for something like this, however, I will be trying to balance out my own artistic activities with the ones of those who learn or simply enjoy colors and painting. It’s tough, because there are only 24 hours in a day. I am working instantly to offer some techniques which everybody is able to apply, that’s why even first paintings can be good and very good.

        January 24, 2014
      • Inese I think it is time to start to roll the cameras on or even write a book! You have the talent and knowledge and results to show for it. Time is always an issue but something have to give… wonder what!

        January 25, 2014
      • Thanks Doron! Well, I agree, something has to give, true. I sometimes want to accomplish too much, and as a result I get confused what to grab first. As you know, the health is an issue, as well, so what I really wish for starters, this terrible weather ended, and I finally had less pains and more energy for all the worthy stuff. I so much appreciate your supportive comments. Thanks a lot!

        January 25, 2014
      • Pleasure always remember the priority… first is you! I am sure you feel better and in due course all will fall into place. Whats you don’t do probably was not suppose to be done anyhow. Good luck and thank you for your precious time and comments.

        January 25, 2014
      • Good luck with your projects, too! Prioritizing is everything, at least for people like me who have limited energy and financial resources. Well, I always hope for the best, and obviously some things will fall into the right spots!

        January 25, 2014
      • Thanks I am sure it will be alright on the night.. for us all :-)

        January 25, 2014
      • It should. All the best!

        January 25, 2014
  3. These are all wonderful, but my top comment is, WOW! look at those pink trees! ;-) Great work.

    February 22, 2014
    • Thanks so much! You know, it is so great to paint something like apple trees which are made of pure blooms after a long winter, that everybody just loved to apply some pinks on these paintings. I’m an impressionist by nature, so, yes, we just loved painting spring and blossoming orchards.

      February 22, 2014

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