Hello angel friends, It's been so long since my last post-where does the time go huh? I hope you all had a fabulous summer!!! What have I been doing? Well, my monthly column " Say Ahh" in Romantic Homes magazine has been added to their 2014 line up for the 2nd year. I'm very exciting about bringing my romantic ideas to you all for another year...
This took many hours of love to complete, but I know you all will have so much fun learning to paint roses.
JUST YOUR AVERAGE PAINTING-"HOW-TO BOOK”.
A special rose-collector’s edition filled with beautiful, painted rose
projects, stunning rose photographs for inspiration and lovely rose quotations
to help guide you on your creative path.
A small sampling of what is inside!
Painting Roses introduces the artist to the fundamentals of painting a rose using oil paint- (if you prefer acrylic paint, feel free to use what’s best for you. You will learn Jo-Anne’s pigments and mixing techniques, brushes, basic colour theory and Jo-Anne’s best art tips for painting beautiful roses. This is for the artist who wants to build a strong foundation on painting a rose.
This is a gorgeous, full colour, 20 page soft cover book with thick, high quality paper, with superb printing.
The new book, like all of her other books, will be a huge success! Prairie style has caught on like wildfire! I love the concept of a clothing line as it is so hard to find pretty, romantic clothing with a vintage feel. It's all just perfect!
Fifi walks to the beat of her own drum. Always Authentic, Always Original, Always inspiring...
How adorable are those boots ah???
Thank you dear Fifi!
PAINTING ONE ON ONE
Meet Debra, who lives south of Cape Cod and attended a private painting class. She has painted before, and it shows here in her work. You did an awesome job Debra!!!!
If you are a Downton Abbey fanatic like I am, picking up the new June issue of Romantic Homes magazine is a must! I shot this in the historical Daniel Webster Estate in my home town of Marshfield, MA. Although the magazine doesn't show the outside of the house, it is really stunning with a large wrap around porch, beautiful flower gardens, and breathtaking views from all sides of the house.
I couldn't of had a tea party without my lovely models. Sam, Kate and my niece Nicole. Kate the girl in the middle, made all of the cakes and cupcakes, such talent!
Networking is part of the fun when your creating such an event. I found this fabulous florist in my area who created the most incredible arrangements. The aroma of the roses while we were shooting was staggeringly fragrant!
Thank you Karen LeeFlowers.com (Congratulations on the cover!!!! )
Spring has sprung in New England! I can smell the first scents of Hyacinths, Daffodils, Crocus and Muscarinic growing in my garden. My rose gardens took a bit of a beating this winter but, I am dreaming of the day when their first blooms are brought into the house and made into arrangements.
Look for my article in the July issue of Romantic Homes on decorating with ROSES!
I am back in my studio and painting again. It's been awhile and I must admit I've forgotten how peaceful it is to just paint and think of nothing...My New Years resolution is to paint more, and concentrate on getting back to my roots. I sometimes feel, especially when you have "too many pots on the stove", as I do, that you forget where it all began. For me, its my rose painting. However, I feel the need to stray just a bit and incorporate something other than roses.. Being a self-taught artist, I've pretty much stayed within my comfort zone but I'm feeling the need to challenge myself. I love paintings of old fashion houses, with kids playing in the yard, picket fences and such.. So I think that's a good place to start...
In the meantime, I just painted this old church pew last night. I love the old paint combined with pink roses.. You can find this on my website. www.vintagerosecollection.com
It’s been quite a while since my last blog sweet friends,
however I hope to bring you a bit of spring with my new color palette of dark
pink, purple and peach. I must have spring fever as in the last few years, color
has been anything but prominent in my home. So, I’m bringing back pretty-- the pinks and
pretty tones make my heart sing.....
I bought this old pink chair about 12 years ago for $2.00. Yes, you read it right... What a steal!
Petals for romance...
I added a new chandelier to my studio-- half of the room now serves as a dining area.
Are you a Downton Abbey fan? Well get ready for a Fancy Afternoon Tea, Downton style in my monthly column "Say Ah", of the June issue.Just look at that fabulous bouquet! GORG!
Coming Summer of 2013, The Feminine Home, Vintage!