Thursday, April 11, 2013

Art Classes

 
I have EXCITING NEWS! I am now offering painting classes and creative coaching in my studio. And I am hoping to have an online painting course/video available soon!
 
 I hope your ready to paint some ROSES!!!!
 
If you’re in the area come and enjoy a workshop that will cater to all the 5 senses..
 
 
 
 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy April!

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Until next time, Happy Decorating!
Jo-Anne