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Painting Class and more......

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pslOk, I know. I know. I know.  I promised to start blogging more, and once again have not followed through.  Here is my list of excuses this time: the kids went back to school, I have been working more at my "real" job, the sun has been out, my fingers are tired from all my painting, AND last but not least.....(drumroll...) the PSL is now out at Starbucks and I can't stop buying them!!!!!

The weather has been absolutely incredible, and I am having a hard time focusing on art around here lately.  I just finished up two commissioned pieces last week.  (Stay tuned for another post on those)  I decided that since I wasn't really getting much done because of the weather, I would drag my painting outside and actually enjoy it!

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What fun!  Here fishy, fishy!  This painting is obviously a work in progress. If all goes well, I am hanging this one up in my dining room.  I will keep you posted.

I also wanted to let everyone know that I am teaching a class in Poulsbo next month to a wonderful group of ladies. The class is 10-4 on Saturday October 11th.   If you are interested in signing up for this class, please email me at Carla@carlasfunkyart.com.  We will all be learning how to paint on black canvas batik style. Everyone will be leaving class with two acrylic paintings..... "Beach Ladies" where you will learn about painting on black canvas....and "Two Crows" will teach you about acrylic blending.  Lots of great tips, and supplies are all included!

psl6I noticed that there is a half marathon the day after this class and I am seriously thinking about sticking around until the next day...anyone up for a run?

Stay tuned for a peek at some recent commissions!

Happy Friday!

Mixed Media Class!

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Yay for my mixed media class last weekend, so fun!  I had the pleasure of teaching 5 wonderful ladies the technique of layering and learning how to be brave!  Wow, that was a lesson all in itself!  We all had a great time and hopefully everyone learned a few new tricks.  My goal was that everyone left with some creative spark and hopefully learned about new supplies in mixed media!

We started off the morning creating our backgrounds for our owl paintings. The first step involved mark-making.....lots and lots of layers:

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After laying paint down on canvas we continued on and also worked on canvas panel creating a collage with scrapbooking papers.  This would be used later for a second painting.  Everyone loved gluing and picking out their papers!

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For lunch we were able to sit out on the patio and enjoy our sandwiches, pasta salad, and pretzels and hummus.  Oh, and did I mention that we also had HOMEMADE COOKIES!!!  Delish

After lunch we finished our owls!  Look how cute they turned out!

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After the owls were painted, everyone got to play around with painting on paper and using various mixed media supplies including markers, tissue, decoupage, paints, and lace.

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So happy with how their paintings turned out.  Thank you ladies for such a lovely day!

Family Art Days!

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Had a wonderful time teaching at Mona this last weekend!  Family Art Days was a success!  I was a bit nervous to teach this class due to the different ages, anywhere from age 5 to adult.  The children in the class seemed very interested, and the adults loved playing around with all that paint.  So grateful to able to share some of my process with others and see the excitement towards creating art!  I remember when I was little and wanting to be a famous artist, that is all I would think about!!! :)   Here are a few photos from the weekend!

FADFAD1FAD3Our workshop consisted of learning how to draw basic animals with basic shapes, how to use paper for decoupage and collage, and how to paint your animal!  So fun!

A big shout out thank you to the Museum of Northwest Art and all the families that participated!  Oh, and HUGE thank you to Dan who ran my farmers market booth BY HIMSELF on opening day!!  It must be TRUE LOVE! :)