Penelope Basset

Saturday, July 17, 2010

It's Technicolor,Baby!

Found a great art class online today. It is amazing what you find while surfing around. Just when you figure that you have seen it all and are getting ready to go to bed, something wonderful pops up!
I am trying to kick my painting up another notch while working full time and trying to live in the same house with two dogs, two adult sons, and a husband who works nights most of the time. I have taken one class online so far from Jane des Rosier which was wonderful, and I just found out today that there is another artist offering a great class on painting faces in Technicolor! I love Color!! I dont think I could do a monochromatic work if I wanted to! The class sounds perfect!! Nora is having a drawing for a free workshop registration if you talk about her classes on your blog.
So here I am, brazenly posting so that I can have a chance to win the randomly generated draw!
My luck at things like this is usually pretty lousy,but I hope that for once I might really win something!
My painting is improving quite a bit, I humbly submit, since my Gritty Jane lessons.You can see my before and after samples above....Fingers are tightly crossed and I thank you, Nora, for offering a chance to win something wonderful like this!!

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At July 17, 2010 at 2:50 AM , Blogger Maminka Girl - Loribeth said...

thanks for visiting my blog and the suggestions for my cup of tea. I will give it a try!

At July 17, 2010 at 5:32 PM , Blogger priti.lisa said...

I know. Iwant to take this class too. Sharon is a vibrant, talented, funny woman. I love her.

At July 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM , Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

hi cathy! i am stopping by to answer your question... i typically use satin finish paint because i prefer it not to be shiny. if i am not putting a stain over it i use miwax paste wax which gives a harder protective finish without yellowing, but if i used a stain over it i use polycrylic because it presevers the stain and gives a nice hard finish. i usually do a scratch test after my first coat of paint on a piece- make sure the paint can't be scrathed off!! if it scratches off somewhat then i use polycrylic as well to give a hard protective finish. hope this helps!

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At July 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM , Blogger Sherrie said...

Thank you so much for the info about the suit. I have sewn for years and have never heard of that type of fabric before. i love the opportunity to learn something new. I also found the story about your parent's wedding so charming. I bet there are more stories out there, maybe I should ask for those to be shared. Thank you for sharing and for giving me the idea.


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