Friday, October 24, 2014

Totally . . .

enjoyed an art class I attended the other night.
The class was in using acrylics in the painting of a poinsettia.
The teacher, a self employed artist, was Sharon Smithem.
If you are on Facebook you can find her at
Art Uncork'd/sharonsmithem
and/or by her name 
Sharon Smithem
On the left easel above you can see a final Poinsettia Art Piece.
Sharon used the canvas on the right to demonstrate her step by step process.
Design, color, shading, blending were introduced to us during the class.
The class was held in her artist studio. 

Eight of us participated in the 2-3 hour class. 
Step by step we followed along,
experimenting and finding our way.
Our individuality became evident as the evening progressed.
The photos tell the final story.
 Huge smiles above for our final
Show and Tell
 Finding a place in our home for my new piece is a work in progress.
I have had fun trying it out in different places
 As I said, I totally enjoyed the class.
So much so that I went out today and
purchased a table easel, canvas, brushes and paints.
What fun it was to do something different.
To take the risk, try something new
and at the end of the evening
feel happy with a sense of accomplishment. 
The leaves may fall and cover the ground
but they will have to wait for me now
to find the time to pick them up,
because sometime tomorrow,
I am painting a white pumpkin.
I'll be back soon,
Love, Lynne


Barbara Lilian said...

So pleased to hear how much you anjoyed your art class. Lovely work all round. Enjoy your new hobby, the leaves will be there again even if you had cleared them away :) Happy weekend.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

How lovely to have started something new Lynne and that you enjoyed it so much that you went and bought all of the materials ……. it won't be long before your walls are filled with your artwork ….. no pressure !!!! XXXX

Razmataz said...

I warn will soon be buying more and more paint and canvas and it will become addicting.

Sharon Smithem said...

What a lovely blog Lynne.Thank you for featuring my painting class on your blog, and wow happy to hear you were so inspired to go out and purchase art supplies!Soon I a am planning on developing another class that goes more into the depth of painting, color mixing,
more detailed lessons.see you soon! :-) Sharon Smithem

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! what fun to learn it in class and then start at home, too.

back in high school, i tried tempura paint, watercolors, (never oils as they were too expensive for the art class) but i loved acrylics. i painted with them for a few years, then stopped as i didn't really have a good place to set up and keep it up. :)

these days the pencil drawings are easy to walk away from and do when i can. :)

barb said...

Nice work Lynne. I have just got to try that sometime.

Karen S. said...

How fun! Great time for all, and each pretty in their own way. Perfect!

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Anonymous said...

This was another test. I skipped the Google sign in by signing in anonymously. Love your painting. You are very talented. My sister doesart classes and has been trying to get me to go as well. She was an art minor in college. Great job Lynne.Yup, The leaves can wait. Enjoy your weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

Good for you! I think it's wonderful to try something new and I love how each individual expressed their interpretation of the poinsettia. You did a great job on your Lynne! Have fun with the pumpkin. :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE IT!! It IS wonderful to try something new, isn't it?? I started watercolor a couple of years ago... and I've been missing it since we moved and started this remodel! You've reminded me of how exciting it is to do something out of your comfort zone! I'll be looking forward to seeing that pumpkin! Bravo!! blessings ~ tanna

Buttons said...

Oh you did such a wonderful job it is beautiful. As a matter of fact the teacher must be excellent as the whole class did such a wonderful job. Hug B

Sarah Huizenga said...

How fun and great job on your masterpiece.

Nancy said...

From the smiles on your faces, it is obvious you girls had a great time. So glad you enjoyed your new adventure. I am sure you will find a place in your home that's a perfect fit….

bj said...

Just beautiful, dear heart. Congratulations on jumping into this. I have NO talent but Mr. Sweet does and I've begged him to try his hand at painting. No doubt in my mind that he would be sooo good at it...but he isn't one bit interested..and I'd be so thrilled to have the talent. That's the way things go, tho.
Can't wait to see the white pumpkin..:)

bj said...

...back to say I just remembered that they have a class here to learn painting and they drink wine while they are doing be totally "loaded" and paint at the same telling WHAT you might end up with...a good time, tho. hahhaa...gotta love it.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow! You took to painting like a duckie to water!! I love your poinsettia! I can't wait to see your white pumpkin!! You did great, Lynne. I love to paint too but not all that great at it...and I haven't done it in years. It's something you apparently have to do all the time. I gave it I'm sorry.
I've thought of taking classes but I never do it.
I'll just watch your progress instead.

Michelle said...

No doubt you have started a new, and wonderful, hobby!

PlantPostings said...

All of you are talented painters. Your Poinsettia looks great in all the spots you tried it! Congrats on your new hobby--you're so multi-talented, Lynne!

At Home in English Valley said...

I do believe you may have found your new creative outlet! You see the world in such a special way...that will show in your paintings. Can't wait to see what you create. Love, Penny

Kerin said...

I'm so happy for you!
What a fun thing to learn, and it looks like you have found an inner artist!

Love how all the paintings turned out.

Best of luck with your new hobby!!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Aw, good for you, Lynne. I love the way you are stretching yourself. And it's obvious you have talent. xxx ~ Nancy

MarmePurl said...

This is why I love you. Your great sense of adventure and accomplishment.

I would take that class in a heartbeat...and yes, I did notice there was wine present.