I will be joining Jeanne Oliver and 8 other artists on this online class. I am so excited about this class. The painter I am going to be studying is Francoise de Felice. I will be copying one of her paintings as well as painting another piece inspired by Francoise de Felice. It is going to be a rich, informative and transforming class.
There is a lost art of studying the works of others to find your own style. All of the "masters" were first apprentices. The apprentice sat beside the "masters", listening to their process, paintbrush in hand, mixing paint, creating strokes that told a story, and stirred their creative spirit.
Have you ever taken an online course, gone to a retreat, purchased an art technique book and were taught an artist's techniques and mediums? Have you ever been worried about what is your style and what is "their" style? Have you ever been afraid to create art that was inspired by another artist? This course is for you!
Join nine artists as we become the “apprentice”. Through discussion and technique videos, each artist will share their week with a “master”. You’ll learn who their “master” artist studied under, who influenced their work and what techniques and mediums they used.
An integral part of the artistic process was to “copy” the master artist. In this course, you will watch as these artists "copy" the works of another artist. You will then learn as they create art in their own style incorporating the techniques and/or medium of their chosen artist.
My hope is that you will leave this course with freedom in your creativity.
Freedom to pull from everything around you that inspires you and how to incorporate it into your art.
The confidence to realize that nothing is new under the sun and how to build upon others that have come before you.
*This is a nine week course
*Over 60 discussion and technique videos
*Supply lists and prompts
*Weekly live chats on this site
Stephanie Lee, Katie Kendrick, Kate Thompson, Christy Tomlinson, Junelle Jacobsen, Danielle Donaldson, Teresa Sheeley, Jenny Wentworth and Jeanne Oliver
* Earlybird registration opens NOW. The cost for this course is $48 for earlybird registration and $62 after that. Use the paypal button below to secure your place in what is sure to be a unique and amazing class!
AFTER YOU PAY PLEASE GO TO JEANNE OLIVER'S SITE TO REGISTER AS A MEMBER OF THE SITE jeanneoliver.ning.com ONCE YOUR NAME IS ADDED (PLEASE WAIT TWO WEEKS FOR THEM TO COMPLETE THE REGISTERING PROCESS) YOU CAN THEN GO TO THE COURSE STUDYING UNDER THE MASTERS AND CLICK ON THE +JOIN BUTTON
HERE IS ONE OF THE PAINITNGS I WILL BE DEMONSTRATING IN THE CLASS
Painting new version from Kate Thompson on Vimeo.O
I was in Portland for Art and Soul in October and roomed will the super fun and talented Jill Berry. I taught two classes, My Fabric Book Class and Fabric Collage. You can go to to see all the great student samples from the class. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fractured-Angelics-Kate-Thompson/213204992183#!/media/set/?set=a.10151918618177184.1073741826.213204992183&type=1
I just love how different every piece came out. I look forward to going back to Portland in April and doing it all again.
As far as my art journey goes I did this portrait after taking Misty Mawn's class. I really focused on the lighting to created the values. I worked only in acrylics. Acrylics were always a struggle for me because of the fast drying element. I moved away from acrylics and created my own media using reinkers and watercolors and mixed them with acrylic paint. But I wanted to try again a portrait just using acrylics. I think I am going to have to do some more because I really love working with them now.
But of course I went back to my beloved watercolors and fabric and worked on a couple of new pages in my Fabric Book. I was so inspired by the class I taught I needed to add some more work. I will never sell this book. It really is like my art journal and journey and experiments...always including a beloved piece of lace or fabric.
I am also experimenting using a palette knife to create textures and folds in the blouse of this girl. Palette knives are really wonderful and great mark making tool.
I worked on a couple of fabric collages since I sold about 10 pieces this month....thank you God....my inventory is low which feels pretty great!
Now another new technique I am working on is starting with paper, applying a layer of gesso, then applying a layer of reinker in different colors (they can dry pretty light with great texture). I then start my painting on top of that. The second piece is a work in progress. I added collage and fabric first, then applied some plaster with stencils, sanded that down, covered with gesso and then the reinkers. I just started to add the figure so this is at the beginning stages.
I am so excited to be a part of the new Life Book 2014 event starting in January 2014. Here is a list of all the wonderful teachers partipating. Please check out their websites/blogs to get to know this incredible line up
I am giving away one spot for this event so please leave a comment and I will pick the winner next week. I will choose the winner by putting all the participants names in a box and pick a name that way.
This has been one of my most favorite summers I can remember. I have been meeting so many wonderful women teaching this summer. It has added so much to my life. I am getting more and more ideas for classes since teaching and creating art is what I plan to do the rest of my life.
I am addicted to art supplies and although it is wonderful to have all this stuff around, I get a little overwhelmed so I am going to try to reduce my palette and amount of supplies I use so that I can really get to know them. It will be very hard to do, but this thought keeps going through my head to simplify....at least for now.
Here are some examples of my love affair with R&F Oil bars. I did get carried away and bought alot of them because they are very seductive so hopefully this will be my last product for awhile.
I have been working with more stencils and plaster in my portraits and love experimenting.
And last but not least, I just finished a wonderful magical weekend at a Misty Mawn workshop. She inspired me 4 years ago to paint. I started taking her online classes and haven't stopped painting.Meeting her in person was such a wonderful gift. I had so many epiphanies this weekend such as painted with a limited palette, even the background pulls the painting together,marks all pencil is magical, purchasing jars of paints rather than tubes (paint doesn't dry up as fast) and so many more Misty secrets you can only discover if you take her class. Watching her paint is quite magical. It is so tempting to try to copy Misty but then you aren't on your own journey, so that is never an option for me...but to take some of her magical experience and incorporate it is the whole idea. Misty is a huge role model for me. Her integrity and originality is unquestionable and she is a fun gal to be around too! Here are some of the wip that I did in the class.
Oh, I forgot, my door at Random Arts is finished. Love the beautiful knob Jane added to it.
I am a California girl....well, I was born in Pittsburgh but moved to California in my early twenties and stayed for 30 years. I moved with my guy to Charlotte, NC in 2010 and had no idea what a life changing event was ahead of me. My current career as a print designer for the apparel business came to an abrupt end and I had to get my wits about me and figure out what I was going to do the rest of my life. I started painting and never stopped and now I am teaching. I love the creative process and I love sharing it. Life is sweet!!